The writer is are associated with the Bhopal-based Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project
The widespread public sanction for retributive police violence can increase the impunity of the errant law-keepers, often at the expense of the most vulnerable.
Nikita Sonavane, Praavita Kashyap and Mrinalini Ravindranath write: The right against self-incrimination is at the heart of protection from police excess. Evidence mandated by the Criminal Procedures (Identification) Bill violates it
It will replicate caste bias and violate liberty and privacy of citizens.
Class and caste elitism mars legal remedies to address animal cruelty, tends to criminalise vulnerable communities who depend on animal labour
Scant judicial attention has been paid to the casteist and patriarchal underpinnings of consent
“Minimum government, maximum governance” has unfortunately translated into minimum government transparency and maximum public penalisation.
Certain communities such as the Denotified Tribes (DNTs), which have a history of persecution by the criminal justice system, are targeted under specific laws and legal provisions.
Push for repopulation of prisons during a pandemic is reckless.