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LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Goats slaughter, Animal sacrifice, Bakrid, Bombay High Court

Because home isn't a slaughter house: Bombay HC prohibits slaying of animals in houses for Bakrid

There will be no slaughtering of goats and sheep for Eid in people's homes, rules the Bombay HC. This is an order to be hailed.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Navratri, Mental Health, Bombay High Court, Noise Pollution

Cut out the noise: What high decibels do to us physically and mentally

It is incumbent upon us to be proactive for our sheer survival - pick up the phone and dial 100 if people play loud music.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Dress Code, Bombay High Court, Bhiwandi college, Hijab

I wear a hijab – why should that veil my right to equality?

It's tragic a student in Mumbai has been unfairly stopped from attending classes, taking exams, for wearing a headscarf.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Bombay High Court, Judiciary

Pandering to religion, Maharashtra government checkmated by judge

Noise pollution, whether from deafening Ganpati processions or the pre-dawn azaan on loudspeakers, must end.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Women's safety, Bombay High Court, Rape Laws

A ‘yes’ when drunk still means ‘no’: Bombay HC on consent for sex offers hope

This could prove to be a milestone in women’s search for justice in a country where gender sensitivity is light years behind.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Child Rape, POCSO, Molestation, Bombay High Court

Bombay HC's remark that rape victim 'used to do all dirty things' is depressing

The court granted bail to man accused of raping his 17-year-old adopted daughter after noting that her statements were not entirely reliable.

POLITICS

 |  Stories Unscene  |  6-minute read
Hindu rashtra sena, Bombay High Court, Religious bigotry

Why Bombay HC granting bail to Hindu Rashtra Sena men in Mohsin Shaikh murder case is worrisome

The court's logic for favouring bail in religious hate crimes will help heighten the existing communal bias of state agencies.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Bombay High Court, Internet, Torrent Sites

Visiting torrent sites won't land you in jail but... Be wary

The earlier warning was much more benign. It had no such threat of a legal consequence.

POLITICS

 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Hit and Run case, CBI, Bombay High Court, Salman Verdict

Salman Khan is a free man, thanks to Mumbai police

Poor policing and external influence changed the course of investigation.