Foreign lawyers and law firms will be allowed to practise in India following a historic decision by the Bar Council of India (BCI). New rules adopted on Monday will allow foreign law firms to set up offices in India to practise transactional and corporate work on a reciprocal basis.
India's court case backlog stands at 48 million and will take 480 years to clear at the current rate, lawyers have said. There are delays in both criminal and civil cases, with many of them concluding long after the parties concerned have died.
A plea has been made to the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to India over alleged human rights abuses of farmers in the Punjab. Tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating for more than two months for the repeal of farm laws which were passed last September and which protestors
Four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in 2012 have been hanged. Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh were given death sentences at a trial in 2013.
The accelerated transfer of a judge who was critical of the Indian government's handling of violence in Delhi has raised concerns. Justice S Muralidhar, who was hearing a petition regarding the religious riots, condemned the police and central government on Wednesday, after which orders for his imme
The Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has been cleared of sexual harassment allegations after an inquiry ruled there was no substance to the accusations – as it withheld its report. Mr Gogoi previously claimed the accusations were "false" and intended to "destabilise the judiciary".
India's most senior judge, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, has denied allegations of sexual harassment from a former Supreme Court employee. In a sworn affidavit sent to all 22 Supreme Court judges, a 35-year-old woman said Justice Gogoi had "hugged me around the waist, and touched me all over my body w