Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nyaaya - Indian Laws Explained in Simple English

A recurrent theme on this blog has been the criticism of Indian penal statutes for their unnecessarily complex language. In a country where English is at best a second language, these laws do no favours and only worsen a fear evoked by the sceptre of law. 

It therefore makes me very happy to spread the word about a new organisation making a difference in this field and making Indian laws more accessible - Nyaaya. The beta version of their portal is now up and running at and it looks fantastic. I urge everyone to check it out and give comments and feedback. 

(Disclaimer: I was associated with helping formulate the Nyaaya guide to the criminal justice system and explaining some criminal statutes)  

1 comment:

  1. It is a good initiative. Should help the layman understand.