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Judicial Appointments : All you want to know

Judicial Appointments : All you want to know

Law
The Constitutional Bench issued directions to High Courts in every State to set up an ‘independent body’ for recommending suitable candidates in the appointment of High Court Judges and also for consideration of elevation of a High Court Judge to the Apex Court. Although the prescribed direction is not complied with, yet strangely appointments of High Court Judges and Supreme Court Judges are being made left, right and centre! The moor question lingering in the minds of all conscience oriented people is ‘whether the appointment[s] made in contravention to the above judgement of the Apex Court is valid? Candidly it amounts to violation of the judgement which consequently warrants action under the Contempt of Courts Act, hitherto no action whatsoever is imitated so far’! Article 217 of
Child Rape Ordinance – A FLAWED LAW, AN EYEWASH!

Child Rape Ordinance – A FLAWED LAW, AN EYEWASH!

Law
The Ordinance passed on child rapists today aims at protecting girl child by laying down ‘new laws’ with deterrent punishments such as: ‘in case of rape of a girl under 16 years, minimum punishment has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, extendable to imprisonment for rest of life, which shall mean imprisonment till that person’s natural life. In case of rape of a girl under 12 years, the minimum punishment is that of 20 years imprisonment, which can be increased to imprisonment for life or the death penalty.’ Some may claim, commemorate and celebrate that a new and a huge step has been taken for safety of our daughters, sisters, and mothers etc., but the ugly truth is, this new law is a barren, vain and above all a close imitation of an existing collapsing measure taken in al
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