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Pakistan Court commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh

The Sindh High Court of Pakistan commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh, a British born militant, known for his role in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. About the Incident American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped from Karachi, Pakistan in January of 2002. He was then working on Pakistan’s terror groups that had ..

Press Council of India

The Press Council of India is a statutory body responsible for adjudicating the press in India. It was formed in 1966 by an act of parliament. What is the Press Council of India? The Press Council of India is a self-regulatory body for the press. It operates on a principle similar to that of democracy ..

Delhi High Court Observations on Sting Operation

Sting operation can be defined as a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. It involves orchestrating an operation against an individual or a group committing illegal acts, gang activities or takedown of an entire multi-national criminal enterprise. Observations made by the Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has made the ..

Ordinance Power [Krishna Kumar Singh vs. State of Bihar] Judgement

On January 2, the Supreme Court has delivered a judgment in Krishna Kumar Singh vs. State of Bihar,  stating that ordinances are subject to judicial review, and do not automatically create enduring effects. Put simply, ordinances are not immune from judicial challenge. This judgment is expected to have huge implications for the future of democratic ..

Social Justice Benches of Supreme Court of India

After being sworn in as the Chief Justice of India, a laudable step taken by Justice JS Khehar was to revive the popular social justice bench that was set up in December 2014, by reversing his predecessor Justice TS Thakur’s decision. This has been a very welcoming step on his part as the need of ..

Constitutional, Judicial and Parliamentary Supremacy in India

The first and foremost feature of Indian Sovereignty is that Constitution is the supreme law of the land; and all state organs including parliament, judiciary, states etc. are bound by it. They must act within the limits laid down by the Constitution. This is called Doctrine of Constitutional Supremacy. There are several preconditions of doctrine ..

Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right

Right to privacy was earlier recognized as “implicit” in the right to life and liberty – guaranteed by Article 21 of the constitution. However, implicit rights have been subject to judicial scrutiny time and again. As per current judicial pronouncements, the right to privacy is a fundamental right enforceable against state as held by the ..

Problem of Pending Court Cases in India

Indian judicial system is reeling under a back-breaking load of 3 Crore pending cases in various levels of the courts across the country. Urgent steps need to be taken to address the situation and at the current pace it will take about 300 years to clear the backlog. Key facts It is the Allahabad High ..