Statement of Stella James – 21.11.2013

On the 12th of November 2013, the Chief Justice of India set up a three-member Committee to look into a matter of sexual harassment that I had faced by a former Supreme Court Judge. As requested by the Committee, I appeared before them on the 18th of November. During the meeting, I presented all the … Continue reading Statement of Stella James – 21.11.2013

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Statement of Stella James

Date - 12.11.2013 Statement of Stella James At around 2.30 pm today, a friend who practices in the Supreme Court called me up to inform that the Chief Justice has formed a committee to look into the issues raised in my blog post. Since yesterday, a lot of media persons have tried to contact me … Continue reading Statement of Stella James

Should Valjean have been Punished for Stealing Bread? A Reflection on Poverty and Criminal Responsibility

 by Saurabh Bhattacharjee “...The appellant had in fact intended to wipe out the whole family including himself on account of abject poverty...this aspect of the matter has not been properly appreciated by both the Sessions Court and the High Court…”- Kurian J, in Sunil Damodar Gaikwad v State of Maharashtra [1] Should poverty be considered … Continue reading Should Valjean have been Punished for Stealing Bread? A Reflection on Poverty and Criminal Responsibility