supreme court

Why is justice so elusive for rape victims?
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Ashraf Engineer November 12, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. A few days ago, the Supreme Court acquitted three men who were on death row for raping and killing a 19-year-old woman...
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Ukraine-returned medical students face another nightmare
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Ashraf Engineer September 3, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. In February, I spoke to Raj Dhiman, one among the hundreds of medical students stranded in Ukraine when Russia invaded it. He...
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‘We are witnessing the decay of the Indian judiciary in real time’
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Ashraf Engineer August 15, 2022 The steady decline of democracy, institutions and freedoms in India over the past eight years has been a matter of great concern to Indians and governments across the world. Interestingly, many of the trends witnessed...
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Audio podcast: ‘Govt must have sensed SC would review or throw out sedition law’
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Ashraf Engineer May 25, 2022 Dr Kumar Askand Pandey, Associate Professor of Law at Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in Lucknow, points out that sedition cases rose sharply after 2014, gravely threatening civil liberties. Though the sedition law has...
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Audio podcast: ‘Death penalty creates only a façade of security’
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Ashraf Engineer April 13, 2022 The recent overturning of a capital punishment ruling has again put into focus the death penalty provision in law. The three men were on death row for eight years before they were found to be...
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Audio podcast: ‘Absence of a personal data protection law is worrying in Pegasus case context’
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Ashraf Engineer November 17, 2021 The Pegasus case, in which several public personalities were tracked through Israeli spyware on their phones, raises worrying questions about privacy, freedom and data security – even for the common man. Sapni GK, who's part...
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Audio podcast: Why does justice inequality persist in India?
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Ashraf Engineer September 8, 2021 The justice system exists as part of society, not outside it. So, you’re particularly vulnerable if you happen to be poor, part of a minority or a vulnerable group such as Dalits, or of the...
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Audio podcast: Supreme Court should walk the talk on police torture
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Ashraf Engineer August 14, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. A few days ago, Chief Justice NV Ramana served a warning about torture in police custody. “The threat to human rights and bodily integrity...
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Audio podcast: How Delhi’s voters were rendered irrelevant
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Ashraf Engineer April 3, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As the Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, India slid further down the democracy scale. The...
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Audio podcast: Why the NRC is a threat to the idea of India
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Ashraf Engineer March 24, 2021 The National Register of Citizens, or NRC, makes it extremely tough to prove citizenship – often disregarding documents generally considered valid for it. Those excluded from the NRC are to be lodged in detention centres,...
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