Opus Reads [April 22 & 23]

GNLU student files FIR vs VC for discrimination after frisking [Legally India]

A GNLU Gandhinagar student on Tuesday lodged a police complaint against the law school’s vice chancellor and director Dr Bimal Patel, alleging caste-based discrimination after Patel had allegedly frisked and fined the student for carrying a cigarette packet on campus.

The Crisis in our Humanity [The Hindu]

Instead of giving in to that despair or that apathy, it might be more useful to start looking at crime and violence as something that should be tackled in the same way as polio or malaria, or any other disease. If studies from the U.S. and Europe demonstrate anything at all, it is that the violence we take for granted is not inevitable. Find the right levers, and change could happen faster than we currently believe possible.

Why aren’t we outraged by the miscarriage and death of the pregnant woman who was beaten with bamboo staves and iron lathis by her husband and in-laws? Saima, 21, died in Uttar Pradesh last week. Or the woman who was strangled by her in-laws in Navi Mumbai — Madhu Yadav, 28, was allegedly killed over dowry demands in 2012. Because we haven’t been able to stop the roughly 8,000-plus recorded dowry deaths that show up on the NCRB statistics every year. Keep the spotlight focused on rape in India long enough, and people will turn away. Compassion can swiftly become helplessness, and then apathy.

NALSAR’s 2013 Recruitments [Bar and Bench]

And the list will only grow, since there are 2 weeks still left for the recruitment to conclude

Lawyers who made it to the Times 100 List [Above the Law]

Although lawyers now represent about 14 percent of this list, only a handful of them were recognized for their work in the legal profession. Some of the representative career alternatives for attorneys on this list include leaders of the free world, fashion icons, and arbiters of athletic fairness.


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