Kaunain Sheriff M

Articles By Kaunain Sheriff M

Pulwama to Aug 5: Jammu and Kashmir HC indicted Govt for PSA arrests — in 80% cases

An analysis of the 39 orders quashing the detentions reveals a telling pattern that the Abdullah order will be tested against if and when there is a legal challenge

Explained: What is Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Safety Act?

The PSA, under which former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained, allows for detention for two years without trial. How is the stringent Act enforced, and what are the options for appeal?

Nick Clegg of Facebook: ‘China way or democracy? India will decide Net fate’

At the Express Adda, Nick Clegg fielded questions on the influence of Facebook and controversies around the company, Brexit, and nationalism, as well as on his talks with the Indian government on issues such as Internet regulation.

Prevention of Money Laundering Act: New and strengthened

In July 2019, the government widened the definition of ‘proceeds of crime’ in the form of amendments to the Finance Bill, 2019.

NIA ‘misreads’ blood test as hawala, summons top cardiologist

Incidentally, Prof Kaul, who was summoned Friday as a witness by the NIA as part of its 2017 terror funding probe, has been critical of the Centre’s decision to scrap the special status of J&K and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

‘Haven’t thought what to do next… want to remain connected with people,’ says IAS officer who quit over J&K clampdown

Kannan Gopinathan, who resigned as an IAS officer over restrictions imposed in Kashmir, elaborates on what made him take the decision and on whether he will take the political plunge.

In ‘interest of justice’, justice postponed in J&K High Court

Three weeks into the lockdown, the refrain in the Srinagar bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court is: justice postponed.

Express Governance Awards: ‘A good officer can script a miracle… governance is democracy’s backbone’

The awards were handed across 16 categories ranging from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development. The winners were chosen from 249 entries received from 84 districts in 24 states.

Explained: J&K Assembly — like, unlike Delhi

J&K will be the third Union Territory after Delhi and Puducherry to have an elected Assembly. How does its govt’s powers, as described in the Reorganisation Bill passed by Parliament, compare with Delhi’s?

J&K bifurcation: All laws will now apply — from property purchase to Indian Penal Code

From property-related laws, criminal laws to crucial central laws like Right to Information & Education — these will be among the many that will be applicable to the proposed Union Territories (UTs), Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Pinnacle safe, will keep you posted: Johnson & Johnson told Govt in 2011, went silent

Johnson & Johnson has claimed that there are no patients with adverse reports in India. As reported today, The Indian Express tracked down down eight patients, five men and three women, who had the Pinnacle implanted.

Johnson & Johnson says no suffering patients in India. Meet some of them

Investigating the patients' records paints a story of suffering, neglect and indifference. Of them hitting a wall when it comes to seeking justice even as they fight debilitating pain, organ damage, pseudo-tumours, the toxic effects of excess cobalt-chromium in the blood.

In US, Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $1 billion for faulty hip implants, in India brazens it out

Johnson & Johnson has claimed in India that it has received no adverse event reports on Pinnacle. Medical records accessed by The Indian Express show otherwise.

Amendments to anti-terror law: Onus will be on individual to prove he is not terrorist

Designation as terrorist is to be notified by govt in official gazette, and onus will be on the person to seek a review to satisfy the govt that the individual is not a terrorist.

Karnataka: Coalition that rode to power with trust vote loses another

Both Kumaraswamy and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who have been rivals for decades, reluctantly ran the government, and the friction between the two parties starting emerging.

How 10 murder cases fell: “Police tutored me…forced to sign blank papers”

Case by case: How 10 murder cases during Muzaffarnagar riots fell

The Muzaffarnagar whitewash: Like in murder, accused got away in rape, rioting cases too

At least 65 people were killed in the 2013 riots, all these cases were registered and investigation began when the Akhilesh Yadav government was in power, the trial spanned both his and the current BJP government.

Express investigation: In 40 of 41 Muzaffarnagar riot cases, including murder, all accused are acquitted

Hostile witnesses, missing evidence — court records of the 10 murder cases show glaring gaps in prosecution

Hunt for Law Secretary: 3 from outside ILS also in govt shortlist

Sources said this the second time that the Centre has invited applications for the post of Law Secretary. It is learnt that a committee headed by the Union Cabinet Secretary had shortlisted at least eight applicants who were interviewed on June 26.

More on HRD ministry slate, govt looks to create world-class institutes, promote research

In her Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the NRF will be entrusted with an import function to assimilate research grants given by various ministries independent of each other.