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Criminal Justice System: Why the wheels of justice turn ever slower in India?

India’s criminal justice system has an acute backlog crisis. Data on pending investigations and trials published recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that this crisis is becoming more severe with each passing year. According to the National Judicial Data Grid, one out of every four trials in courts has been pending for […]

Public Interest Litigation: Genesis and Evolution

Judiciary, being the sentinel of constitutional statutory rights of citizens has a special role to play in the constitutional scheme. It can review legislation and administrative actions or decisions on the anvil of constitutional law. For the enforcement of fundamental rights one has to move the Supreme Court or the High Courts directly by invoking […]

Case Analysis: Pandit M.S.M. Sharma v/s Shri Sri Krishna Sinha

Pandit M. S. M. Sharma v/s Shri Sri Krishna SinhaCitation: Pandit M. S. M. Sharma V. Shri Sri Krishna Sinha and Others – Date of Judgment: 12th December, 1958 (AIR 1959 SC 395) Bench: Das, Sudhi Ranjan (CJI) Bhagwati, Natwarlal H. Sinha, Bhuveshwar P. Subbarao, K. Wanchoo, K.N. Introduction Of PartiesM.S.M. Sharma, the petitioner, was […]

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