27% in award of death penalty in 2017: NLU report

2017 saw a significant drop of nearly 27 per cent in award of death penalty by sessions courts but showed an increase in number of convicts sent to gallows for murders involving sexual violence, a report published by the National Law University (NLU) said. The report titled ‘Death Penalty in India, Annual Statistics for the […]

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Justice is not a commodity to be sold to highest bidder: Dattu

Chief Justice of India H L Dattu today voiced concern over rising cost of litigation and pendency of cases in courts, saying steps should be taken to ensure that people get “real access to justice.” He praised the role played by Lok Adalats in disposing of cases swiftly. “Disposal of 1.25 crore cases in Lok […]

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