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Over one-third of judges’ posts lie vacant in 12 high courts. So much for collegiums -Arvind Kumar

-ThePrint.in Bihar, one of India’s most populous states, has the highest judges’ vacancy in its high court. That says a lot about India’s ability to render timely justice. The number of pending cases in India’s higher judiciary and the number of vacancies in the Supreme Court and the high courts have been simultaneously increasing. The number of pending cases, which is directly related to the judge-to-population ratio, is an important tool to...

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Law Ministry did not consult any Ministry, Department on Triple Talaq Bill -Dheeraj Mishra

-TheWire.in This falls foul of the earlier legislative consultation policy issued by the same ministry, which states that any bill should first be sent to the concerned ministry or department and their comments should be included in the cabinet note. New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Law and Justice gave its approval to the Triple Talaq Bill last year without consulting concerned ministries, departments or any state government on it, documents obtained...

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The hard realities of India's fast-track courts -Arunav Kaul

-The Hindu Many of them are understaffed and under-resourced Fast-track courts are in the limelight yet again. Smriti Irani, Minister for Women and Child Development, informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts to clear the cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court in a suo motu petition had issued directions, stating that districts...

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Soon, a child can withdraw from Aadhaar at adulthood -S Ronendra Singh

-The Hindu Business Line Law Ministry readies Cabinet note New Delhi: Attaining adulthood gives a lot of rights to a teenager such as voting, driving, marriage in the case of a girl. Now, there will be additional one — the power to withdraw his/her Aadhaar account and delete all identity details, including biometrics. A Cabinet note has been prepared in which a provision is proposed to be made in the Aadhaar Act that...

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Nod to prisoner amnesty scheme

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved guidelines for granting special remission to certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgenders and the differently abled, as part of commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. According to the decision, women and transgender convicts who are at least 55 years old and have completed half their sentences will be granted the remission and set...

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