A slightly abridged version of this first published at Bar and Bench – https://www.barandbench.com/columns/return-of-the-debtors-paradise-a-case-against-decriminalisation-of-section-138-of-the-ni-act Creditor, n. From the Latin for “believer”; someone who lent money to a borrower and believes the loan will be repaid in full. […]
Why an A to Z list of law/legal concepts/judgments etc.? As somebody wise said: A rear-view mirror is the best kind of crystal ball. Sometimes ‘looking back’ is ‘looking ahead’. Our choices and the effects […]
“If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay for it; and if I want […]
“Don’t Tell Me the Moon Is Shining; Show Me the Glint of Light on Broken Glass” Anton Chekhov It is easy to preach what you don’t have to practice yourself. This is precisely what I […]
In this column, I try and explain the basics of the Indian Extradition Law. A law that often proves to be as elusive as the very fugitive that it seeks to deal with. I’ve tried to unpack the fundamental principles of extradition law, extradition treaties and the broad process; I also briefly flag the common defenses available to an extradition request.
An interesting guest post by the very talented Shreyash Sharma (4th Year, National Law University Odisha) & Gultash Guron (Final Year, Campus Law Centre Delhi) where they examine a rather vexed question relating to the scope of the protection against self incrimination in the context of phone passcodes (face scans, finger prints) and the fundamental right to privacy.
The Indian Government’s crackdown on black money continues unabated and a spate of prosecutions have been launched in the recent times under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. This article is an attempt to demystify the law relating to money laundering in India and provide a brief overview of its scheme and operation.
Here’s a poem I wrote some years back on how retribution, penal populism and moral outrage are the prime features of our juvenile justice policy. This is largely inspired from a series of encounters with […]
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it”1 “One ought not to make a bugbear of the power to grant anticipatory bail.”2 I. Introduction Whether anticipatory bail should be granted […]