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Opinion  /  Published 01.01.21

High price: rising jail inmates during Covid

The rule is bail, jail is the exception. This is a principle reiterated through the years by the Supreme Court — even in 2020 when the managing director of a television channel was being granted...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.20

Lawless use: NSA, UAPA

This is not the first time that the Allahabad High Court has admonished the State for the misuse of the National Security Act, 1980. Last September, the high court had released the doctor, Kafeel Khan...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.11.20

Kashmir scribe gets no relief

Journalist Aasif Sultan lives hardly 4km from his only child, Areeba. But he has been unable to see her learn to walk, hear her first intelligible words, or watch her blossom into a 30-month-old sweet...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

An India in chains

Some attributes of freedom are the most precious of all human rights. The right of an individual to express himself freely, move freely throughout the territory of India, assemble peaceably and withou...
By Kapil Sibal in

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.11.20

Jharkhand drive against Centre’s ‘rights violations’

As many as 10 tribal social organisations have decided to jointly launch a campaign called “Ek Soch” (a thought) in creating awareness at panchayat level about the BJP-led Union government...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


North East  /  Published 09.11.20

Swamy: Guwahati vigil aborted

By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 04.11.20

Delhi riots: court glare on jail treatment

A Delhi judge on Tuesday expressed displeasure with Tihar and Mandoli jail authorities after several accused in a case related to the February riots said they were being denied basic facilities permis...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.20

Fixed time: Fundamental right to bail

Bail seems to have become the exception rather than the rule in newsworthy cases. But the Supreme Court has said that the failure to produce a chargesheet within the stipulated period of 90 days &mdas...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 23.10.20

Khalid: locked up alone in cell

By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.20

Distant echoes: A Hollywood witch-hunt

(Plot spoiler alert for the film, Trumbo) At around the halfway point in Jay Roach’s film, Trumbo, the main character finds himself standing naked in a penitentiary cell in Kentucky, being...
By Ruchir Joshi in


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