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The Quality of Mercy and Section 433A: The Haryana Government’s Remission Policy

Ishani Shekhar & Pravah Ranka In a recent happening, a remission policy of the Haryana government mandating premature release of life convicts, came before the Supreme Court in Pyare Lal v. State of Haryana.[i] This policy decision dated 02.08.2019 was passed by the Governor in pursuance of the powers under Article 161 of the Indian […]

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The Death Penalty in India: Revisited

By Atreya Chakraborty Since time immemorial, the subject-matter of death penalty has been at the centre of sustained legal discourse and deliberation all over the world. Even though the nature of arguments, both advancing and assailing the retention of such form of punishment, has not undergone a substantial amount of change, a fresh consideration of […]

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Criminalization of Triple Talaq: Is It That Bad?

By Sumedha Tewari Introduction On July 31, 2019, Rajya Sabha passed the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which was later on granted presidential assent on  April 1, 2019. With the passage of this bill, giving divorce to a Muslim woman through talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq was criminalised, prescribing up to […]