Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University
Jhuma Sen is an Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University.
On 30 July 2016, a special fast track court delivered its judgment in State v Mahmood Farooqui. The following weeks have witnessed the emergence of a carefully constructed narrative of “one of us” at the receiving end of harsh rape laws for a crime he did not “quite” commit. It has been argued that forced oral sex is less grave than penile sex. It has also been argued that rape by a known person is less grave than rape by a stranger. Such distinctions are best avoided.
It is true that the collegium system has several flaws, primarily in the lack of transparency in judicial appointments resulting in closed door appointments through a perverse exploitation of the kinship cycle of a dynastic legal profession. However, removing the collegium with a commission with disproportionate power to the CJI hits at the heart of judicial independence and is an excellent example of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
16/10/2015 11:37 AM IST
In the making of an Orwellian State, due importance must be given to snooping. The Draft National Encryption Policy which
29/09/2015 1:20 PM IST
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