The writer is a lawyer practising at the Delhi High Court.
The strong critique by the legal fraternity of the Criminal Law Reform Committee set up at the National Law University by the MHA, on its composition, methodology and time-frame is a bell of caution against any attempt by this committee to dilute the procedural safeguards of individuals in the name of national security.
Criminalising the mere espousal of an ideology under the UAPA is unconstitutional.
That’s the first step towards dealing with the horror of Kathua
Mahmood Farooqui verdict lays down a new paradigm for determining sexual assault.