Category: Updates

Family against woman : Indira Jaising

October 26 marks the first anniversary of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act. The law was conceived as a civil law as distinct from the existing criminal law: Section 498A IPC. It was often said that criminal law had no space for settlement of disputes and could give...

Read More

ONLY HER WORD : By Indira Jaising

When asked, what objection do you have to Section 498-A being made compoundable, my first reaction was, public memory is so short. Few remember the how and the why of section 498A and its origins. Even fewer can make the connections between Section 498A and staying alive and fewer still...

Read More

WOMEN AND LAW – AN ASSESSMENT : Indira Jaising

INTRODUCTION The Indian Constitution, adopted in 1950, at a time when fundamental rights were formally being guaranteed all over the world to meet the demands of a post-Holocaust era was truly a child of the post Second World War period. Naturally, like other sister documents, it was necessarily influenced by...

Read More

Bhopal gas leak tragedy: Disaster in progress : Indira Jaising

Sathyu (left) went to Bhopal as a volunteer a day after the gas leak and never left. Today, he is a founder member of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action and the Sambhavna Trust. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, memories of the victims’ suffering surface...

Read More

Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living : Indira Jaising

INDIRA JAISING While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When faced with evidence of a poor conviction rate, instead...

Read More

Convicts can’t be hanged secretly and hurriedly: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: Condemned prisoners also have a right to dignity, the Supreme Court has said holding that execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary, hurried and secret manner without allowing death row convicts to exhaust all legal remedies and meet family members. “Right to life under...

Read More

Civil society groups strike again: BMS’ patent bid for Hep C treatment Daclatasvir challenged

2 May 2015: Stepping up efforts to counter patents on life-saving medicines, three civil society groups working to increase access to affordable, life-saving Hepatitis C (HCV) medicines, have challenged Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS’) pending patent application on Daclatasvir before the Delhi Patent Office. The pre-grant opposition has been filed by Hepatitis...

Read More

Community groups take on Gilead’s monopoly of life-saving medicines

Fourth pre-grant opposition to Sofosbuvir filed in the Delhi Patent Office 30 January 2015, Delhi: Stepping up efforts to ensure the access to affordable and effective treatment for people living with Hepatitis C (HCV) in India and the rest of the world, another pre-grant opposition to Gilead’s patent application on...

Read More
Page 3 of 1212345...10...Last »