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A girl’s friendliness cannot be understood as her consent to instigate sexual relationship : Mumbai High Court

Written by Neena Nagare The Mumbai High Court last week in a landmark judgement established that simply because a girl is friendly with a boy, does not enable him to interpret it as a consent to instigate sexual relationship with her. The accused pleaded for an anticipatory bail on the understanding that an FIR was lodged against him by the […]

Judges learn about upcoming cases on social media before they do from their files: Justice DY Chandrachud

Written by Neena Nagare Justice DY Chandrachud while speaking at the London School of Economics (LSE) on the topic, ‘Experiences with Adjudication: Reconciling Rights, Identities & Prejudices’ stated that social media has highly impacted even judges and judiciary to a great extent in recent times. He emphasized that before judges open a case’s file, social media updates them more about […]

India’s gradual shift to a market driven economy : eCourts for Businesses

Written by Neena Nagare Supreme Court Judge, Justice DY Chandrachud on Monday while speaking at the Law Society of England and Wales on the subject of Human Rights In Regulatory Regimes: The Evolution Of Judicial Review, said, “Our committee aims to digitise the Indian judiciary in order to render justice accessible and effective. The third phase of our project seeks […]

Very difficult for people like us to comprehend the hard work judges do: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju

Written By Aishwarya During the Legal Services Day celebrations Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted the hard work that goes into being a judge. He took note of comments made recently on social media and other fora, opining that many people do not understand a judge’s responsibility. “In the Court we know what judges do and what is their primary […]

Legal Profession Is Not About Profit Maximization, But About Service To Society : CJI NV Ramana

Written By Rajnish Speaking on the occasion of National Legal Services Day on 9th November Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana while appreciating the young law students who chose to join the legal aid movement said “unlike other professions, the legal profession is not about profit maximization, but about service to the society.” NALSA was celebrating its 26th foundation […]

WHISTLE BLOWERS AND THE LAW

Written By – Trisha Prasad The term whistle-blower refers to either an existing employee within a company or an ex-employee who reveals to the public or any higher authority information about wrongdoing within the company or government agency. The wrongful act may be illegal, unethical, unauthorize or fraudulent in nature. Whistle-blowers in any organization have historically played an important role […]

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