There are numerous cases that highlight the extent to which implicit caste biases creep into Indian courts.
These 13 Maruti workers had been found guilty by the court on charges of murder, attempt to murder, rioting, destruction of property and mischief.
The 1998 case helped Justice Prabha Sridevan understand the social fabric of India. And, she writes, it convinced her that of all the institutions of a democracy, the court was the most crucial.
The ongoing contempt case against Justice C.S. Karnan is headed towards an unpleasant denouement
Judges whose rulings have gone against the BJP and its leaders are discovering that their prospects for advancement have been blocked.
Questions of legality and propriety loom over the Supreme Court’s investigation of Kalikho Pul’s letter by judges implicated in it.
After appealing against the Delhi high court’s decision that photocopying did not constitute copyright infringement under Indian law,Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis have withdrawn their case.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba was sentenced to life in prison for alleged links to Maoists and for “waging war” against India by a sessions court on Tuesday.
Cross-examining Jaitley was former law minister Ram Jethmalani who asked at least 50 direct questions to Jaitley.
The court is also considering a joint trial of cases arising out of the two FIRs lodged in the wake of the demolition of the disputed structure.
Court orders and executive decisions made by states’ stamp and registration departments all want such fraudulent transfer cases declared ‘null and void’.
“Since the allegations involve the chief justice and another sitting judge of the Supreme Court, to protect the independence of judiciary, it should not be investigated by any investigative body controlled by the government,” she says.
His meticulous study is even today referred to by the Indian bar and bench.
The era of ‘positivism’ in international law, which championed state supremacy in international affairs (chiefly through the executive), appears to be in its final days.
Bastar-based Santosh Yadav had been jailed in September 2015 by the Chhattisgarh police who accused him of having links with Naxals and of involvement in operations against the security forces.
Experts tell us about the VX nerve agent, a banned chemical weapon, and the implications of an assassination using the weapon on foreign soil.
In Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India, Anuj Bhuwania examines how the higher judiciary, using PIL as its principal weapon, micro-manages almost every aspect of governance.
She will now explore a novel remedy: asking the vice president of India to consult senior judges and act on her husband’s suicide note.
Wife’s letter to Chief Justice to be treated as writ petition, bench to consider matter on Thursday.
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at.
The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
Whistleblowers and victims rejoiced when the Supreme Court handed over the Vyapam scam cases to the CBI. But the agency’s investigation so far leaves much to be desired.
The cuts made by the Indian Censor Board amount to 53 seconds in total and excise crucial elements of the film – including two sex scenes.
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
Saying that Radhika Vemula and her children are just ‘claiming’ to be Dalits only defeats the spirit of social justice as enshrined in the Indian constitution.
The contents of the 60-page note suicide the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh left behind suggest corruption in high places and an FIR must be lodged, she says.
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
Despite repeated reminders from courts that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory, government violations continue.
As per a recent Supreme Court ruling, appeals to identity politics are fine, as long as they are incidental and not the core of the election campaigns.
Justice Amitava Roy’s seven-page concurring judgment convicting Sasikala takes judicial eloquence to obscure heights.
The court was responding to a petition from a Channapatna-based tailor who had raised concerns over the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for PDS.
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
The court also commented on the role played by Jayalalithaa in the conspiracy to amass wealth and strongly indicted her.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
The recent Delhi high court ruling exempting the attorney general’s office from disclosing information raises questions about how it aids Mukul Rohatgi.
The case against her goes back to 1996, soon after Jayalalithaa lost the elections.
With the Supreme Court quashing the Karnataka high court’s acquittal of V.K. Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case, a look back at the errors in the high court’s original ruling.
V.K. Sasikala’s political future as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu hinges on the judgement that is expected to be delivered tomorrow.
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.