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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Congress, 1984 riots, Criminal Justice System

Sajjan Kumar verdict: Why the criminal justice system is still awaiting a cleansing

Even as we welcome the punishment of one set of perpetrators, there are several still free.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Criminal Justice System, Laws, Women's safety, Delhi

I was hit and left bleeding to die. Three months on, I'm afraid again

The accused got bail and the victim jail.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Media, Criminal Justice System, Sheena Bora

Sheena Bora's is a classic 'open and shut up case'

No matter how shrill the probe gets, until there's pressure from you and me, skeletons will remain in the closet.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Criminal Justice System, Children, Juvenile Justice Act

Why sending children to jail is a bad idea

Many of us working in the child rights sector know the Juvenile Justice Bill will lead to a more violent and brutalised society.

POLITICS

 |  Stories Unscene  |  6-minute read
Maharashtra, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Dalit

How Chaitanya Tamhane's award-winning film Court mirrors courts in Bastar and beyond

The film has been called a damning critique of a criminal justice system that crushes the poor and exploited underfoot.