Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
The Wire Analysis
An intervener in the case has argued that decisions like making the singing of the national anthem compulsory should rest with parliament and not the judiciary.
While the manner in which authorities have reacted to the cricketer’s issue is commendable, similar attention needs to be paid to other, less prominent breaches of privacy.
It is deplorable that the Unique Identification Authority’s legal attempts at fixing the system come against critics and not true offenders.
A brief look at how the the militant ‘yogi’ has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
The ongoing contempt case against Justice C.S. Karnan is headed towards an unpleasant denouement
Sharp estimate revisions, channel stuffing and the hypothetical schism between formal and informal sector growth. What makes sense, what doesn’t and what is perhaps slightly questionable?
When there is uncertainty, as there clearly was, incumbent chief minister O. Panneerselvam ought to have been given the first opportunity for a floor test
The Supreme Court has held that the governor has the required discretion to meet exigencies like the current one, and delay the swearing in till he is satisfied she will not be disqualified by the impending judgment in the disproportionate assets case.
The collegium appears divided on the issues of transparency and government influence in the judge selection process, further aggravating the burden on the Supreme Court.
For the Supreme Court, the question of interim stay on Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu Amendment Act is still open.
A petitioner has sought the Madras high court’s directions over Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan’s ‘Man of the Year’ citation from PETA. But the petition is misconceived only several fronts.
Given previous cases, the Centre’s decision to remove (or not) governors after allegations of cognisable offences seems to depend on their political leanings.
The father may be trying to win favour with SP leaders unhappy with the Congress alliance but his latest dig could end up strengthening Akhilesh Yadav’s clean and accommodative image in the eyes of the public.
Petitioner’s counsel Prashant Bhushan tweeted an image of Justice Arun Mishra at an informal gathering with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, one of the alleged recipients of the pay off.
The president commuted the death sentences of four convicts, rejecting the government’s advice because it went against a precedent.
While the president’s office has been quick to clamp down on any unauthorised usage of images, the prime minister’s office has stonewalled RTIs while refusing to take remedial action against Reliance Jio or Paytm.
Re-promulgation of ordinances is illegal, the apex court ruled, in a judgment that will be applicable to all central ordinances, including demonetisation.
If the Supreme Court bench had relied on the precedent set by a constitution bench in 2013, it would not have insisted that the evidence – the Sahara-Birla diaries – be cogent in order to qualify for investigation.
Dented, Painted, Sexists – G. Parameshwar, Abu Azmi Join Long List of Politicians Who Run Down Women
Their statements after the the alleged New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Bengaluru’s M.G. Road proved that 2017 is not the year Indian politicians stop being sexist.
The outgoing chief justice sided with the majority view because he believed it advances the constitution’s commitment to secularism, which is now recognised as one of its basic features.
While Modi’s statements about the economy fall flat when compared to data, most of the promises the prime minister made are simply new packaging on old schemes.
In a year full of protests and mass mobilisation, a list ten acts of defiance that were particularly important.
The hearing for the case was rescheduled in light of a conflict of interest because the case implicates Prime Minister Modi while Khehar’s appointment as chief justice lay in his hands.
While the prime minister is partly right, it isn’t the whole picture and there is certainly more than enough blame to go around.
Self-censorship by Amazon comes at a time when the company is worrying about regulatory and legal obstacles on the e-commerce front in India and when our political atmosphere is going through a particularly prickly phase.
The Ahmedabad property dealer who was a proxy for politicians and businessmen who sought to benefit from the Modi government’s undeclared income amnesty scheme has said he will name names.