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The Menace of Corruption

April 17, 2011

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Smita has been standing in the queue to deposit the school admission form since morning. It has been three hours now and suddenly the counter closes. On enquiring, she learns that it is ‘Chai time’, the work resumes after sometime and it is her turn finally. She eagerly hands over the form to the clerk who imperiously goes […]

Delayed Justice- An Inhuman Act

April 13, 2011

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A famous British historian said that,’ Delay is the deadliest form of denial”. The Right to Speedy Trial was first mentioned in the landmark document Magna Carta. Clause 40 of Runnymede Charter, 1225 disallowed the selling of justice or its denial or delay. The Right to Speedy Trial is intended to ensure that defendants are […]

“Cancer Synonym of Corruption”

April 9, 2011

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“Corruption debases democracy, undermines rule of law, distorts market, stifles economic growth and denies many, their rightful share of economic resources of life- saving aid” -Kofi Anan This famous quote by a famous personality needs to be given due consideration as our country is one of the most corrupt nation in list formulated by transparency […]

Why the Lokpal Bill 2010 is only a Sham

April 8, 2011

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“Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law” -Sophocles Recently there has been a lot of furore regarding the Lokpal Bill 2010 which is to be proposed by the government to curb corruption which has hit the incumbent government big time. Social activists such as Anna Hazare, […]

In Defense of Electronic Voting In India

September 26, 2010

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In Defense of Electronic Voting In India

There has been a lot of controversy recently on use of Electronic Voting Machines. There was a whole campaign alleging that Electronic voting machines are not foolproof. But there are many arguments which effectively counter these allegations. Arguments supporting the non-tamperability of EVMs The software (which is fused in a chip) does not use any […]

National Law Schools: A Failed Experiment?

August 12, 2010

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National Law Schools: A Failed Experiment?

In the post independence period the emphasis was laid on developing India in terms of economy and infrastructure. Later policy makers focused on education where technical and medical education was considered as a priority. This made legal education an ignored aspect and as a result, in early 1970s, we began to feel the dearth of […]

Lame Judiciary….!

July 12, 2010

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Lame Judiciary….!

Among all the three organs of the State; the legislative, the Executive and the Judiciary, Judiciary is believed to be the strongest. In any Nation, especially in a democratic one, judiciary is to act as the guarantor and protector of law. But the current position of Indian Judiciary has shown nothing like this. This could […]

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Compensation to victims…A Punishment for others.

June 25, 2010

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Compensation to victims…A Punishment for others.

Recently there was a great hue and cry over the verdict of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy case. The victims felt cheated and the nation was outraged. Media did an excellent job by giving it prime coverage. Government had to face the heat. Things began to roll; And the blame game begun. People blaming the State..State […]

Jobless Law Graduates!!!!

May 19, 2010

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Jobless Law Graduates!!!!

Recently, the Bar Council of India has brought the law into picture for the law graduates to clear an entrance exam before getting into litigation after the attainment of the required degree. The idea has been well supported in the light of a reformatory step towards the litigation and practice area. The purpose behind the proposal has been to improve the quality of the litigants, and […]

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