Back to resources

Simple Interpretation – Laws are Intimidating

Access to Justice | Nov 17, 2016

Laws are intimidating. They’re full of jargon, and it’s impossible for the uninitiated to find out exactly what law applies in which situation. What India needs is a one-stop resource, where laws are documented, easily accessed and simply explained. This is the vacuum that Nyaaya seeks to fill. The lawyer and engineer-run non-profit is building the country’s first free online searchable repository of every central and state law.

View PDF

More like this

Access to Justice

सजा बदला लेने को नहीं, सुधार के लिए दी जाए

जरूरत… सभी नागरिक उस सिस्टम को समझें जो अपराध और सजा को लेकर कानून स्थापित करता है पिछले साल विजय माल्या के वकील ने इंग्लैंड की सरकार से आर्थर रोड जेल की भयावह स्थिति पर विचार करने को कहा था। वकील ने उस नियम का हवाला दिया था, जिसमें प्रत्यर्पित किए जाने वाले व्यक्ति के […]
Jul 27, 2019 | Article

Access to Justice

Good laws make good societies: Unfortunately, we now have a spate of excessive legislation that criminalises ordinary citizens

The Union Cabinet recently cleared amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The amendments, according to reports, expand the list of those responsible for looking after aged family members. Now not just biological children, but also sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, adoptive and stepchildren will be liable. Official caregivers who fail to […]
Dec 13, 2019 | Article

Access to Justice

Laws and criminal justice: Where the Indian Elite can’t Secede

It is extremely important that the Supreme Court is re-examining colonial era sedition laws, which were repealed in the United Kingdom (UK) itself, but which no government in India has revoked, and in fact, each has used to stifle dissent. Sedition laws, however, are at the apex of a mountain of laws that need to be examined […]
Jun 10, 2021 |

Access to Justice

Fast Track Justice Needed

ET Exclusive with Yasmin Premji, Rohini Nilekani, Sudha Murthy “Fast Track justice needed”   Transcript 00:00 Speaker 1: By the time when India Inc. Is struggling to rope-in more women in the workforce and also ensure their safety, the first wives of the industry, Yathleen Praymti, Sutha Munthi, and Drogani Lilicani, spoke exclusively to Ithinaust […]
Dec 27, 2012 |