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Moral Policing
Opinion  /  Published 28.03.22

Caught in court

Certain rulings in court are important for more than one reason. The Kerala High Court’s refusal, even after an out-of-court settlement had been reached, to quash a case in which a group of men ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.03.22

Moral policing reflects 'mental depravity': Court

Kerala High Court has held that moral policing reflects “mental depravity” and refused to quash a case despite the accused having reached an out-of-court settlement with the victim, whom t...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 22.07.21

UP: Girl killed for wanting to wear jeans

A teenaged girl died after she was allegedly thrashed by her family members over her insistence to wear jeans at a village here, police said on Thursday. Family members have also been accused of tryi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.20

Lottery sale & music at tea stalls ‘banned’

A kangaroo court (salisi sabha) has initiated unprecedented social policing measures for 12,000-odd residents of a village on the Murshidabad-Jharkhand border. The recently-formed samaj sanskar (soci...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

Opinion  /  Published 30.09.18

The ire of self-styled custodians of morality

Fundamental rights in India seem to mean different things to different people. It is because of this that these rights continue to be infringed upon with alarming impunity and frequency even though th...
By The Editorial Board


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