The Enduring Gaps and Errors in Capital Sentencing in India

In this post, the authors introduce their paper “The Enduring Gaps and Errors in Capital Sentencing in India” published in the latest volume of the National Law School of India Review. They identify the gaps in the Bachan Singh ‘rarest of rare’ framework and Macchi Singh’s distortion of the Bachan Singh position.

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Right to Protest v. Right to Mobility: The Shaheen Bagh Case

This article presents an account of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Amit Sahni v. Commissioner of Police and Ors. which answers a disputed question of drawing the balance between the right to protest and the protection of people’s public rights. The judgment has come in response to the Shaheen Bagh protests, and it directly affects the essential relationship between democracy and the voices of dissent within. Thus, it is important to dwell on the events and responses of the Courts and the members of the concerned community that finally led to this judgment.

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