There is a growing support for abolishing capital punishment in India and it needs serious consideration since, on the other side, there has been a nationwide outrage over the series of incidents of sexual assaults of minor girls, like the one in Kathua. The Supreme Court itself admitted on many occasions that there are a confusion and contradiction on the application of the death penalty.
Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Aadhaar in its majority verdict (4 out of 5 judges). It is in this light, there is a need to look up the background of the Aadhaar issue and analyse various verdicts.
If the twentieth century brought the Internet as a decentralized domain, the twenty-first century is noted by the fight over the control of data. Data localization is the collection, processing, and storage of all data within the national boundaries, which is gaining momentum in India.
Recently, the Supreme Court formed a committee on prison reforms headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice Amitava Roy, to review the entire range of reforms to the prison system.
However, in the past the Justice A.N. Mulla committee as well as the Justice Krishna Iyer committee on women prisoners (both in the 1980s) was also established on the same context. There is no denial that there is some reforms have taken place, but there is a lot more could be done since even the basic human rights have not been received by the prisoners.
DNA profiling is a process where a specific DNA pattern (called a profile) is obtained from a person or sample of bodily tissue for solving crimes, identifying missing persons etc.
Recently, Union cabinet gave its approval for Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 which aims at better protecting and promoting human rights in the country. The bill seeks to amend Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of India ruled that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime because sexual orientation is natural and human being have no control over it.
Why in News? The draft data protection bill was submitted by Justice BN Srikrishna committee in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to provide for a solid legal framework on data protection in India. The bill recognizes privacy as a fundamental right with provisions to protect personal data. …