LETTERS OF ACCEPTANCE

By: Sanjana Srikumar (National Law University, Jodhpur) A lot has been said about the power of words – words that spark revolutions, words that irreparably wound. The pen has been considered mightier than the sword. Yet, to some, they appear shallow. Amitav Ghosh once compared them to ripples on the surface of water – they…

RAPE AND CASTE RIVALRY

By: Kruti Venkatesh (National Law University, Jodhpur) “Don’t wash the stinking rags of our lives We are naked already. Don’t strip us in front of the whole world.”                                                      …

HYPOCRISY ON RACIAL PREJUDICE

By: Falakyar Askari Racism is a prevalent and seemingly natural practice in India. Racial discrimination against people from North-Eastern states is widespread and an important part of academic discussion. The racial discrimination ranges from the casual use of the word “chinki” as a descriptive label to outright physical assault as in the case of Nido Tania,…

ABUSE OF ELDERLY WOMEN AND THE LAW IN THEIR DEFENCE

By: Adrija Mishra (National Law University, Orissa) Recently there was a case where a woman was burnt by her sons when she refused to give away her property to them.[1] Such incidents make one think about the rich family values that we Indians boast of. Is this what one really has to give to a…

NEED FOR POLICE REFORMS

By: Siddharth Mehta, (Founder and Executive Director at Umeed Initiative) The perception of police in India evokes a sense of fear amongst people. Unfortunately, the fear is more in the case of common citizens than criminals. There is also a popular feeling that the Indian police are corrupt and compromised. It is not uncommon to…

BRIDGING THE PUBLIC POLICE DIVIDE

By: Falakyar Askari, (President, Law for Aid and Welfare) “A person entrusted with responsibility must, so to speak, direct himself properly in law. He must call his attention to matters which he is bound to consider. He must exclude from his consideration matters which are irrelevant to what he has to consider. If he does not obey…