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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Pratiksha Baxi

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The writer is associate professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Delhi High Court verdict underlines the political dimensions, repressive nature of mass incarceration
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Pratiksha Baxi writes: India’s penal policy must change such that jail is an exception, rather than increasing mass incarceration of pre-trial prisoners.

Delhi court granting bail to infant’s mother is a welcome change during the pandemic
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

This pandemic has taught us that by refusing to even give interim bail to women undertrials, including mothers and pregnant women or the elderly and the seriously ill, and victims of prison rape, the criminal legal system is attached to a spectacular form of cruelty.

Must the rights framework that limits state excess be suspended in disaster?
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

In violation of the non-discrimination clause of the disaster law, many undertrials are constructed as “undeserving” and condemned to inhuman, cruel and degrading treatment.

Violence at Gargi College points to the impunity enjoyed by the mob
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

The idea that women students have rights was totally irrelevant to these male mobs. The space for a college festival turned into a theatre of macabre sexual violence.

A mercy petition allows for rectifying miscarriage of justice, mitigates errors in the legal system
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

When society celebrates an encounter killing of rape suspects, our judiciary should worry.

Her right to choose
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

SC does well to criminalise marital rape of a minor wife. It also needs to classify child marriage as forced marriage

Netaji, unreformed
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Despite overwhelming protest, critique and lobbying, there is little change in the way rape is trivialised.

The despair of Badaun
Tue, Jun 03, 2014

Inscribed in the tragedy are rapacious systems of dominance.

Apologies aside
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Disciplinary action cannot replace legal proceedings against sexual violence.

When time is on the state’s side
Sat, Dec 26, 2009

The Ruchika Girhotra case is a study in brute power and legal indifference.....

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