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Scottish man Jagtar Singh Johal should be released from detention in India as there is "no legal basis" for his imprisonment since 2017, the United Nations working group on arbitrary detention has said. Mr Johal, a Sikh from Dumbarton, was arrested shortly after travelling to the Punjab for his wedd

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India's court case backlog stands at 48 million and will take 480 years to clear at the current rate, lawyers have said. There are delays in both criminal and civil cases, with many of them concluding long after the parties concerned have died.

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India's most senior judge has said that the use of English in courts should be abandoned and that the wearing of colonial court dress should be discarded. While English is not recognised as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India, historical attempts to bring an end to its use in other contexts h

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A politician in India has called on the Delhi High Court to suspend the government in the national capital and impose President's rule – direct control from the Centre – to address the humanitarian crisis unfolding there. Shoaib Iqbal, a senior member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, s

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A plea has been made to the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to India over alleged human rights abuses of farmers in the Punjab. Tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating for more than two months for the repeal of farm laws which were passed last September and which protestors

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The Supreme Court of India has imposed a symbolic fine of one rupee on a lawyer found guilty of criminal contempt for social media posts that criticised senior judges. Prashant Bhushan, 63, who had refused to apologise for the tweets, was told to pay the fine by September 15. If he fails to do

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A lawyer in India faces jail after tweeting that the country's highest court undermined democracy. Prashant Bhushan, 63, a public interest lawyer, accused judges of giving in to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The Supreme Court of India has made it mandatory for political parties to publish the names of candidates with criminal records and the reasons for which they are being fielded. The court said there was an "alarming rise" in "criminal candidates"  that had to be urgently addressed.

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Lawyers' groups have written to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, over concerns about the detention of civilians, including lawyers, in Kashmir. The Bar Council of England and Wales and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales expressed "serious concern" over reports that civilian

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The Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has been cleared of sexual harassment allegations after an inquiry ruled there was no substance to the accusations – as it withheld its report. Mr Gogoi previously claimed the accusations were "false" and intended to "destabilise the judiciary".

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