Why is law so important? What’s the fuss all about? Well to begin with let’s go back to Frederic Bastiat’s classic essay, “The Law.” First published in 1850 by the great French economist and journalist, it is as clear a statement as has ever been made of the original ideal of government, as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, … More Why is law so important? What’s the fuss all about?
The right to die (rational suicide) is sometimes associated with the idea that one’s body and one’s life are one’s own, to dispose of as one sees fit. The morality of assisted dying maintain that individuals may only turn to assisted dying as a ‘last resort’.The question that arises is does the sanctity of life … More Fading Justice: Euthanasia (Right to die)
The 23-year-old Jyoti Singh from New Delhi had been gang raped in a moving bus in 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries. “I want to survive,” she had written on a piece of paper she handed to her doctors. The Supreme Court decision upholding the death sentence of the rapists is yet to be … More @MeToo In The Light Of “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”
I was seventeen when I gathered the courage to confront my abuser and all he simply said was, “It was a childish mistake. I am sorry.” I kept screaming inside that, ‘sorry’ wasn’t enough to undo the horrors he had put me through. Nonetheless, I forgave him believing that he must have changed, now that … More If Only: The Price of Unspoken Shame
Photo by Melanie Wasser on Unsplash “It was just like any other day,” she said “I was walking home and was just a block away from my apartment. You know how crowded the roads get.” “Uh huh” I nodded, distracted by my phone. Scrolling through a website, I had chanced upon the word, ‘embittered’: to become … More Embittered
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) along with the Quill Foundation jointly published a report titled “Muslim Voices: Perceptions of Policing in India” in December 2018. The study, spread across eight cities and several geographies, documented the extent to which Muslims perceive bias and discrimination by the police in the context of local-level realities and experiences. The report, … More Perceptions of retired Muslim police officers on bias
As I sit in the comfort of my bedroom with the AC on, I realise how extremely privileged I am, not just because of what I have, but because I know and understand what Justice is. I know it exists; I know what it constitutes; and I know we are all entitled to a life … More India Needs the Youth- A Wake-Up Call to Fight Against Injustice
I grew up in a place where rough sleepers would sometimes stop you to ask for money. I now live in a place where children, men and women will sometimes approach you as you walk down the street, asking for money, food or water. I have noticed that the response that most of us adopt … More Let’s honour each other’s humanity
Human trafficking is defined as Whoever, for the purpose of exploitation, (a) recruits, (b) transports, (c) harbours, (d) transfers, or (e) receives, a person or persons, by— using threats, or using force, or any other form of coercion, or by abduction, or by practising fraud, or deception, or by abuse of power, or by inducement, … More Maladies of victims of human trafficking: time for our public justice system to be awakened.
Everyday violence is all around us – all pervasive and yet invisible. Invisible because we live in a society where low-level endemic day to day violence is normalized that we have developed blind spots that stop us from seeing what is sometimes right below our noses – sometimes, often in our own homes. To highlight this, … More Violence and the broken Police system