The BJP at the Centre has mocked the integrity of well-established institutions and created a disaster for Indian democracy.
India’s quasi-federal constitution appears to be operating in a unitary manner with an extreme bias towards the Centre.
Orders two programmes to be kept apart. ‘We are not against any religious programme, but only concerned with government agencies associating with it,” judges say.
The court pulled up the Maharashtra government for opposing his bail
The new indebtedness bill in Punjab is reminiscent of previous laws – much celebrated and never used.
If the government had considered suggestions made by the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy, the Kolkata bridge collapse victims would have received speedier justice – and faster, better compensation.
Three Public Sector Banks With High Non-Performing Assets Rejected Most RTI Requests in 2014-15: Study
The high rejection rate could mean the banks had something to hide and may be a reflection of the government’s current trend of restricting the access to information.
For the second time in a year, the Italian side has sought – as a provisional measure pending adjudication of the jurisdiction issue – the return of its marine from India.
Now, if you help a road accident victim, you should expect to be treated with respect by hospitals, the courts and the police.
The students of UoH have received solidarity from academicians and students around the world, including those from JNUSU.
The state needs to find ways to support women’s rights and prevent exploitation. Banning dance bars is not the answer.
The prime minister recently asserted his support for reservation policies, but the stalling of a bill for reservations in promotions for SCs/STs tells another story.
If the Karadžić judgment is to have any longer-term resonance in the region, it will need to be part of a sustained internal and introspective process in those states where the crimes were perpetrated.
Given the high rate of case pendency, Justice T.S. Thakur suggested high courts could authorise the hearing and finalisation of cases during the summer holidays, if the counsel of both the sides were willing.
A common external exam would ensure that those who take up the cause of justice and fight for the rights of others are equipped to do so, by weeding out those whose knowledge of law is narrow, limited or non-existent.
They will like shape the nature of the debate that will follow and the inevitable arguments presented before India’s judicial system.
The new Aadhaar Bill does not address many issues raised by the standing committee that reviewed the original bill, including data-collection irregularities, and privacy and security issues.
There is a need to have a sensible and pragmatic discussion on the models that allow private schools to remain financially viable, and fulfil the aim of quality elementary and pre-elementary education.
A National Court of Appeal will help clear the backlog of cases and maintain the Supreme Court’s position as the apex court of the land.
I visited Chhattisgarh this February and learnt first-hand how the criminal justice system operates in conflict zones.
The overlapping division of authority has resulted in an enforcement-heavy legislation, and an insufficient focus on the rehabilitation and aftercare of drug users.
One hopes that the needs of the future and the spirit of adventure will drive Indian space policy as opposed to – in the words of V from ‘V for Vendetta’ – the security of the familiar and the tranquillity of repetition.
Pricked after being sued by foreign investors under different bilateral investment treaties (BIT), India has adopted a new model. But it could impact the ongoing India-US BIT negotiations.
Several members of the Bar Council of India claim the recent violence in court premises was a “reaction” to alleged “statements against the nation”
The chilling confession by three lawyers in a sting operation of how they are planning further violence against Kanhaiya Kumar in court should be probed by a special investigation team, a petition before the Supreme Court says.
New Delhi: The Karnataka high court judgment acquitting Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the Rs. 66 crore disproportionate assets (DA) case is perverse, illogical and illegal with glaring mathematical mistakes and it should be set aside and the conviction of four year imprisonment restored, senior counsel Dushyant Dave argued […]
By retaining the law of sedition, free India’s governments repudiated the concept of human rights evolved during the long years of the struggle for freedom
The Supreme Court on Monday said it will decide only the issue relating to violent incidents against JNU Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar at the Patiala House court campus on February 15 and February 17, and will not enlarge its scope.
Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo recently appointed a person accused of sexual harassment as his Officer on Special Duty.
A German legal scholar has been waiting 15 years for the Calcutta High Court to decide a contempt case against him. Until then, his 2001 book on the role of PILs in urban India cannot be distributed.
We have just witnessed a week of shame for ‘Mother India’, when democracy was reduced to rubble and the rule of law was left gasping for breath.
Lawyers must uphold the dignity of the profession, says the statement
The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a writ petition seeking bail for JNU Student’s Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
Indian lawyers appear to have forgotten the core values of their profession, if recent incidents are any indication.
Mridula Garg, Soli Sorabjee, Fali Nariman and others on the use and abuse of sedition laws.
Sedition lingers on in India, refusing to go away, silencing students, doctors and writers today as it did nationalist leaders a century ago.
“We regret to see that the very courts of justice, to whom people look up to for upholding the rights of the ordinary citizen and acting as a fair arbitrator, have become battlegrounds for participants of the legal system.”
Justice Chelameswar speaking for the bench said, “Moderation is a forgotten word today in all spheres of life… We are concerned today with open court proceedings, conduct of court with decorum and access to justice for all.
Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked by lawyers while being escorted to the courtroom. Lawyers also attacked journalists inside the court complex. The Supreme Court sent a delegation to Patiala House, who reported that the Delhi Police is not doing its duty.
The last chapter in Justice C.S. Karnan’s defiance of the Supreme Court is some distance away. But if his case can force us to debate the entry and exit system for judges of the higher courts, that will be a silver lining.