Four awesome Supreme Court rulings – what next?

We might feel that all this is all long overdue, but let us not forget that there are countries in the world where retrograde laws still rule.

However, we are not there yet. Each of these laws can be taken a step further.

Why right-wingers hate gay people

But when we talk about de-criminalising homosexuality, we are talking about love, aren’t we? We are not or should not be talking about sex. But unfortunately, people against gay relationships tend to think of a homosexual relationship as something carnal, a loveless activity.

Common myths about Indian Law

The public is at times not that clear about the technicalities of the law, and doubts can arise. This post clarifies some major misconceptions about the laws in India: Abetment to suicide. A suicide note by the person who has committed suicide is not sufficient to convict a person, and if a person commits suicide…

Aadhaar biometrics must be used to catch criminals

Grabbing biometric data from citizens was never a good idea, however noble the purpose (in this case for a national identity card). But now that the government has forced us to give up our privacy, why are the biometrics not being used for public good? The government and the police have been unable to stop…

Lawlessness and Rural India

It is not easy to enforce the rule of the law in Rural India, and the shortage of police is only one aspect of it. The truth is that Panchayats rule there. Caste plays a part. Sure, the Panchayats do a lot of good too, in a country where the judiciary is slow and the…

Death penalty for child rapists?

The Indian government has been spooked with all the child rapes. Desperate to placate an angry populace, they have decided to give the death penalty to child rapists. Either death or life in prison. There are differing views on this, but death for child rape (rape of children below the age of 12) is more…