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    Bail Decision Making in Karnataka’s Lower Criminal Courts: Why the Nature of the Offences Matters – Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Deekshitha Ganesan The rate of under-trial detention in India, at 67% of the total prison population (NCRB Prison Statistics, 2014-16), is a serious challenge to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Despite the regular intervention of […]Continue reading

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    The Retroactive Effect of Statutory Amendments: Assessing The Impact of Recent Amendments to the Specific Relief Act, 1963 – Nigam Nuggehalli A statute, unlike other forms of legal regulation, can be amended if the legislature is of the opinion that the statute is not serving its purpose. A statutory provision can be added to, subtracted […]Continue reading

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    Article 22(3): A Constitutional Paradox? -Abhinav Sekhri Of late, the transformative nature and potential of the Indian Constitution has been placed under the spotlight thanks to attention from both scholars and courts. The contours of this argument are contested, but according to most versions, the Constitution is an instrument designed to realise an India where […]Continue reading