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Aarushi murder case verdict: Talwars’ acquittal is affirmation of justice

Can parents kill their only child? Can they be held guilty on the basis of evidence, which is not beyond reasonable doubt?

On the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008, Aarushi Talwar, only child and daughter of the dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar was found dead in her bedroom, with her throat slit, at their residence in Noida.

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Why does Akhila@Hadiya need a custodian at all?

Questioning Hadiya’s voluntary conversion is the patriarchal mindset of the ‘need to protect women’ and the disability of the male-centric Supreme Court bench to empathise with the liberty, freedom and equal rights under which women are protected by law.

Akhila, now known as Hadiya, has had to face harsh public and media scrutiny not only because she chose to convert from Hinduism to the Islamic faith, but also due to her gender.

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• Why Jaypee homebuyers may not get top priority under insolvency process' Published in Hindustan Times dated 28.08.2017

 


A million ‘likes’ from Social media companies to the SC order on Sec 66 A

The Supreme Court passed a landmark judgment today, when it decided to strike down Section 66A of the IT Act. And this decision has been hailed by millions of social birdies, who can now fearlessly express their opinions on the social media.

"Our Constitution provides for liberty of thought, expression and belief. We now live in a modern digital era and everyone has freedom to express their thoughts. Restricting freedom of speech through section 66A was completely unconstitutional and vague," said Atul Ranjan, co-founder of SocialViral, a New Delhi based social media marketing agency.

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Corporate espionage won’t impact RIL, ADAG, Essar, Cairn India & Jubliant Energy investors

Millions of investors of the five energy companies, which have been dragged into the corporate espionage scandal, are unlikely to be impacted by it.

Last week, the Delhi Police arrested five officials of energy companies that include RIL, Reliance ADAG, Essar, Cairn India and Jubliant Energy for theft of confidential documents related to both Coal and Oil Ministries

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• Maruti investors eye legal recourse' Published in Times Business dated 14.03.2014