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India Press Freedom Report, 2021

The India Press Freedom Report, 2021 was recently released by the Rights and Risks Analysis Group. According to the report, 13 media houses and newspapers were targeted in the country, 108 journalists were attacked, and 6 journalists were killed. Key Findings The highest number of journalist attack was in Jammu and Kashmir. J&K faced more ..

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‘Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code’ in the News

On December 10, 2021, Central government noted in Lok Sabha that there is no proposal under its consideration to do away with the sedition law. Highlights As per a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated that, on May 31, 2021 Supreme Court in its order on a ..

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NCRB data on Suicides due to Unemployment

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, from 2016 to 2019, suicide cases due to unemployment have increased by 24 per cent. Key Findings of report As per NCRB, 2,851 people died by suicide due to unemployment in 2019. This figure has increased from 2,298 suicides in 2016. Karnataka registered the greatest number (553) ..

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Draft Rules for Live-Streaming of Court Proceedings

Supreme Courts’ e-committee released Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings. Aim of this move Draft Model rules were released with the aim of bringing greater transparency, inclusivity and access to justice. What are those rules? Draft rules excludes- matrimonial matters & transfer petitions arising thereunder, cases concerning sexual offences & proceedings ..

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US passes bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

The US Senate recently passed a bill to help combat the rise of hate crimes against the Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. The bill will support the local law enforcements in controlling the hate crimes. Need for the Bill The COVID-19 increased the hate crimes against the Asian Americans in the US. According to the ..

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Maharashtra Shakti Bill

The Maharashtra Government recently launched the Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Special Court and Machinery for the implementation of the Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law, 2020. Key Features of the Bill The Maharashtra Shakti Bill has been framed in lines with the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act that was passed in 2019. ..

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