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Sakthivel (unemployed)     22 November 2012

Getting arrested for updates on social network sites

Dear Lawyers, 

     We see people being arrested for updates on social network sites about social events happening around. When people have rights to vote and compete , dont they have rights to talk ? I wonder and want to know is it right to arrest in such cases ?

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Anand k (Professor)     22 November 2012



The fate of Indian Doctors and Lawyers ?????? Please help them.




It is quite empherical to note that the Foreign Doctors and Lawyers are still in bay to fight for the rights, to be independent. The law in India, states that those who have done UG and PG must under-go screening Test and Written Test. This looks like we are insulting , and we are against the Foreign degrees.  When  other countries  appreciates Indian students and our people for hard-work.


In fact many go abroad; spending lot of money / funds;  for UG and PG degrees, to enrich their  knowledge and to develop the latest know-how techniques, the implementations, the functions, the methodologies and new innovations.

There are lot of differences in education system found in the western countries and we cannot under-estimate them.


The panel committee in India, in fact should appreciate, should encourage, should admire all these students and it is our duty to praise and to be proud of them.

I look forward for the right decision of the panel to waive all these written examinations and screening test, But to see that they all under-go-internship in a Govt or big recognized Institutions for TWO years and its should be mandatory.


The fate of Indian Doctors and Lawyers ?????? Please help them.


Prof Dr Anand K



Anand k (Professor)     22 November 2012

I  think we have to support our Chief Mr Katju, chief  justice and chief of Press, in this regard.

Anand k (Professor)     22 November 2012

Narendra Ch just commented on About Amnesty International In India: 

Supreme Court calls for a relook at norms on death penalty NEW DELHI: More than 32 years after it devised the "rarest of rare" criterion to restrict imposition of death penalty to exceptionally heinous and cold-blooded murder cases, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said the standard was being applied differently by different judges and needed to be looked at afresh. Referring to the landmark Bachan Singh case in 1980 when the "rarest of rare" category was devised and the subsequent important decisions on death sentence, a bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Madan B Lokur said there was "little or no uniformity in the application" of this principle. In fact, the bench seemed to even concede that categorizing crimes -- the basis for ranking them and assessing which all meet the "rarest of rare" standard -- might be difficult. In short, the court suggested that the present system was not working. "In the sentencing process, both the crime and criminal are equally important. We have, unfortunately, not taken the sentencing process as seriously as it should be with the result that in capital offences, it has become judge-centric sentencing rather than principled sentencing," Justice Lokur, who authored the judgment for the bench, said. Importantly, the bench barred governments from granting mass remission of sentence to convicts for their release on Independence Day, Republic Day or birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi: a power which governments have often used in controversial ways. The court had in 1980 classified the nature of cases to carve out the "rarest of rare" category, while identifying mitigating circumstances which it held should enable a judge to consider awarding life sentence even in convictions warranting imposition of death penalty. Justices Radhakrishnan and Lokur on Tuesday said the mitigating circumstances enumerated in the Bachan Singh judgment, which gave discretion to a judge to commute death sentence to life term, had not been uniformly applied through the years. They said, "The constitution bench of this court has not encouraged standardization and categorization of crimes and even otherwise, it is not possible to standardize and categorize all crimes." The bench made the observation while commuting to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded by trial court and the high court to two persons for wiping out an entire family in Haryana. Other accused in the case were awarded life imprisonment. While deciding the fate of the duo on death row, the bench moved on to explore the application of "rarest of rare" criterion. Justice Lokur said, "It does appear that in view of the inherent multitude of possibilities, the aggravating and mitigating circumstances approach has not been effectively implemented. Therefore, in our respectful opinion, not only does the aggravating and mitigating circumstances approach needs a fresh look but the necessity of adopting this approach also needs a fresh look in the light of conclusions in Bachan Singh." It said despite the Bachan Singh judgment reiterating the aggravating and mitigating circumstances requiring imposition of life sentence, the courts have continued to focus only on the severity of the crime and ignored the circumstances that needed to be looked into before balancing the punishment with the crime. The court also noticed that there had been arbitrary exercise of remission powers by governments, ignoring procedural and substantive statutory checks, which needed to be faithfully enforced. It mandated the governments to take the opinion of the concerned judge before granting remission of sentence and release of a convict from prison. The court also put a full stop on the en-mass release of convicts by granting remission of sentence on the eve of important days. It said, "Before actually exercising the power of remission under Section 432 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the appropriate government must obtain the opinion (with reasons) of the presiding judge of the convicting or confirming court. Remissions can, therefore, be given only on a case-by-case basis and not on a wholesale basis. (Times of India, Nov 21,2012) 

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