Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

The system of bail is eroded considerably

An exception cannot be allowed to become the norm. An inviolable line must separate these two in the sphere of law. The Supreme Court alluded to this basic tenet of jurisprudence while upholding the b...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Court nod to restored SC/ST law

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018, saying a court can grant suspects anticipatory bail only when a prima facie case h...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.20

Freely heard

It is the rights of citizens that are fundamental, not the restrictions. The importance of this idea in a repressive administration is immeasurable. This reportedly formed part of the ruling by a five...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 29.01.20

SC clears air on pre-arrest bail

A five-judge Supreme Court bench on Wednesday ruled there can be no limit on how long anticipatory bail might continue and that it can be extended till the completion of the trial.However, the bench s...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.01.20

Sardarpura riot: SC grants bail to 17 convicts

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to 17 convicts in the 2002 Sardarpura post-Godhra riots case in which 33 Muslims were burnt alive and asked them to relocate to Madhya Pradesh and do communit...
By PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 13.06.19

Journalist Prashant Kanojia released from jail

Journalist Prashant Kanojia was released from jail in Lucknow on Wednesday, four days after his arrest over tweets related to a woman’s purported marriage proposal to chief minister Yogi Adityanath....
By PTI in Lucknow

India  /  Published 04.01.20

Two-day wait after bail

S.R. Darapuri and Sadaf Jafar, two social activists arrested during and after the December 19 protests against the citizenship act in Lucknow, were granted bail on Saturday but will not be freed befor...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 28.02.20

SC chides govt on Hardik bail

The Supreme Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail till March 6 to Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel in a 2015 case of arson and violence lodged during the Patidar quota agitation, chiding the g...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.19

Christian Michel seeks bail to celebrate Easter

A Delhi Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, who had sought seven-day interim bail to celebrate Easter...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

‘Foreigner’ families fight for identity

It’s a poignant tale of two families from diverse districts of Assam living in separate detention centres but bound in suffering wrought by the battle over influx and the need to establish their Ind...
By Sudeshna Pal in Calcutta


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