Returning to the Communities’ Table

By Stella James   The language problem Hidden in the north-western corner of Odisha, between the districts of Keonjhar and Sundergarh lies the Khandadhar: a gorgeous hill range home to thick forests, Odisha’s highest waterfall, and to iron ore mines. Going to the Khandadhar is a remarkable experience. One moves from dusty, broken roads with … Continue reading Returning to the Communities’ Table

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Capital Sentencing and Execution Impact Evidence in India

By Atharv Gupta Even former Supreme Court (‘SC’) Judges feel that uncertainty continues to exist during the sentencing phase in death penalty cases.[1] In this post, I shall argue that the application of the ‘criminal test’ in its current form is highly unjust. I will further argue that as a first step towards evolving guidelines … Continue reading Capital Sentencing and Execution Impact Evidence in India

Revisiting Anti Vagrancy Laws from a Post Colonial Perspective

By Arbina Dey I. Introduction The dictionary meaning of the term ‘vagrancy’ connotes—being in a constant state of idle wandering without any visible means of support.[1] Most anti-vagrancy statutes draw a presumption of lawlessness against those who exhibit such a state of vagrancy. This then goes on to form the basis of the entire anti-vagrancy … Continue reading Revisiting Anti Vagrancy Laws from a Post Colonial Perspective