Month: March 2011


TRAINING OF POLICE AT Nagpur on The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005  (PWDVA) – 23 rd APRIL 2011 Lawyers Collective WRI organized their fourth police training on PWDVA in collaboration with Maharashtra Police in Nagpur on 23rd April   2011.   It was held at the Conference Hall of the Police Gymkhana and...

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Judgments & Orders

Sukrit Verma and Anr. V. State of Raj. and Anr. Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench Date of the Judgment — 5th May 2011 Issues dealt — Women – an easy pray to male ego Need for PWDVA Section 20- a powerful tool for ensuring gender equality in economic terms “No...

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NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 is the central law on control, regulation and prohibition of narcotic and psychotropic drugs in India.  The Act was last amended in 2001, to rationalize punishment and adopt a sentencing structure based on the quantity of drugs involved. The stringent penal...

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Project Manager Lawyers Collective (WRI)

PROJECT MANAGER Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCWRI) Vacancy Notification The Lawyers Collective is a group of lawyers, law students and activists committed to using law as a tool for effecting social change. The Women’s Rights Initiative is a unit of the Lawyers Collective (“LCWRI”) which focuses on women’s equality...

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SC frowns upon procedure defeating substance

SC frowns upon procedure defeating substance The judgment by Justice Katju raises some very fundamental issues with respect to treatment of not only women but also of the tribal community. The surprise that the Supreme Court has expressed over the lack on any appeal by the State Government for upholding...

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