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Apex Court Reserves Order On Bail Plea Of Lt Col Purohit

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It is the worst travesty of justice that a serving Army officer – Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit with impeccable track record of more than 14 years before he was wrongly framed in 2008 by those as a “terrorist” who didn’t like his going after terrorists who were planning to carry out the Mumbai terror attack as we saw also on 26/11! For being an upright officer what he got in reward was more than 9 years in jail and custodial torture to the extent that we can’t even dream of and yet even till now charges have not been framed against him! This is because there was no “hard evidence” against him and ATS with connivance of a senior Army officer spared no opportunity to implicate him falsely!
                                            I am sorry to say but his plight is worse than even Kulbhushan Jadhav who too was wrongly implicated as a terrorist but this happened in Pakistan and not in India which is his own country!  Not one or two or seven but seventy six Army officers who had served wi…

SC Reserves Ruling On Privacy Being A Fundamental Right

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To start with, the 9-Judge Bench of Supreme Court after hearing both sides reserved its verdict on the question whether privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution or not. The marathon arguments that begin on July 19 lasted for six days. The judgment is likely to be pronounced before August 27, the date when the incumbent CJI JS Khehar demits office.
                                    There is no definite legal definition of privacy. It can be interpreted to mean various things like bodily integrity, protection from state surveillance, personal autonomy, dignity, confidentiality etc. Briefly stated, it has to be determined separately from case to case. It is not explicitly mentioned in Constitution but deemed to be included in Article 21.                                  Now coming to international arena, Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and Article 17 of the Internmational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966, which India signed A…

SC Very Rightly Gives Bail To Lt Col Shrikant Purohit

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It is the worst travesty of justice that a serving Army officer – Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit with impeccable track record of more than 14 years before he was wrongly framed in 2008 by those as a “terrorist” who didn’t like his going after terrorists who were planning to carry out the Mumbai terror attack as we saw also on 26/11! For being an upright officer what he got in reward was more than 9 years in jail and custodial torture to the extent that we can’t even dream of and yet even till now charges have not been framed against him! This is because there was no “hard evidence” against him and ATS with connivance of a senior Army officer spared no opportunity to implicate him falsely!
                                            I am sorry to say but his plight is worse than even Kulbhushan Jadhav who too was wrongly implicated as a terrorist but this happened in Pakistan and not in India which is his own country!  Not one or two or seven but seventy six Army officers who had served wi…