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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports on a speech Saturday by Chief Justice of India N. V Ramana deploring the Indian justice system as “colonial” and calling for its “Indianisation” for the benefit of ordinary litigants. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The world’s largest democracy is facing multiple perils these days. One [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma, a final year law student at Amity Law School, says that recurrent beatings of Muslims without government countermeasures may be normalizing Islamophobia in India. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. In the last two months in India, we have seen Muslims being harassed, publicly beaten, and in certain [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma says that while Wednesday’s recommendation of three women judges for elevation to the India Supreme Court may be a step in the right direction for the 25-member bench, it barely scratches the surface of gender inequality in the institution and the country.  He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports on recent steps taken in the Indian high court system to conduct physical proceedings again after a period of COVID-19 shutdown in favor of virtual appearances, stressing that reversion is critical for the survival of some young professionals and financially less well-off lawyers. He files this for JURIST from [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma says that the Pegasus spyware scandal throws additional doubt on the independence of the Indian judiciary at the highest levels. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The Pegasus spyware allegations that circulated last month have shaken up the conscience of Indians. While it is important to assess the [...]

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Legal education in India has frequently come under fire for insisting on academic rigor and meritocracy without duly acknowledging the impact that cut-throat competition can have on the mental health and physical wellbeing of undergraduate students. The clamor grows harder with every year as more law students in India’s top universities come from diverse social [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – JURIST’s India staff correspondent Neelabh Bist reflects on India’s so-called “VIP culture” and how it  – and the court system’s response to it – has impacted India’s handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: As India is counting days for the second wave of COVID-19 to subside, the country’s struggle [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of our India staff brings JURIST up to date on an unusual housecall by Indian police earlier this week: This Monday, the Delhi Police’s Special Cell showed up at Twitter India’s offices located in Delhi and Gurgaon to serve them a notice. As highlighted by lawyers, the process of serving a [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – The Indian legal profession is feeling the impact of India’s second wave of COVID-19 as some lawyers fall sick and die, others are quarantined for extended periods, and the court system on which Indian management of the pandemic so much relies thanks to the judiciary’s guardianship of the “right to life” under [...]

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