The writer is a lawyer practising at the Delhi High Court.
We hope that our judiciary will exercise its immense constitutional power to lead and supervise a free, fair and speedy investigation into the heinous allegation of brutal rape and the completely illegal forced cremation and illegal detention by the UP police.
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.