Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
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Justice M. Duraiswamy gave the order while hearing a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs belonging to the T.T.V. Dhinakaran camp.
The High Court has decided to stay the ban for four weeks amid anger and chaos from state governments and non-BJP parties.
A policy that seeks to reduce road accidents must recognise that this is primarily a behavioural problem and that there is a need to inculcate civic sense and respect for the law among people.
The sanitation ministry has stated that efforts should be made to ensure that members of the community are “recognised as equal citizens”.
Court orders and executive decisions made by states’ stamp and registration departments all want such fraudulent transfer cases declared ‘null and void’.
A quotation supposedly culled from a speech by Thomas Babington Macaulay is a staple of social media forwards and has even been quoted by senior Indian politicians. But is it authentic?
The case against her goes back to 1996, soon after Jayalalithaa lost the elections.
As O. Panneerselvam and V.K. Sasikala continue to vie for party loyalty, there is trouble brewing for Tamil Nadu’s courts.
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.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
Violations of regulations continued unchecked under both Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, while successive governments at the Centre chose not to act either.
The Madras high court is inching closer to a final verdict on allegations of large-scale loot, with official collusion, of precious minerals from the coast of Tamil Nadu
Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns – the year saw the courts being tested on a range of issues related to the freedom of expression.
The Modi government has reneged on a significant compromise on national language made during the constituent assembly debates – the Munshi-Ayyangar formula.
The court has questioned the use of Devanagari numerals on the new Rs 2,000 notes in response to a PIL that declares the notes are unconstitutional.
The development comes 12 days after the Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after complaints of fever and dehydration.
Perhaps the time has come for the tax sops to be removed altogether. Far from helping the Tamil film industry, the government stipulations have stifled filmmakers.
Indian courts need concrete change to tackle the challenges of modern India.
The Madras high court reminds the state that it is charged with the obligation to resist the illegal demands of censorious mobs, not to appease them.
S. Mugilan confronts the state’s mining mafias, even as officials and activists lose their lives in defence of its rivers and beaches.
Any government that brings in prohibition will also have to create the supporting healthcare/anti-addiction infrastructure and processes needed to wean alcohol-dependents from the habit.
Within a year of the Union Cabinet sanctioning Rs.1,500 crore for its construction, the India-based Neutrino Observatory has become stalled, hemmed in by party politics, anti-nuclear activism and history.
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.
“Adultery” and “Living in adultery” are not the same thing and by failing to distinguish between the two, the judgment will impact on the post divorce life of women
Courts should realise that as long as there is life, there is room for reform, and that justice without delay provides better closure to victims than execution after decades
The June 23 order of Justice P. Devadass directing the rapist to go for mediation had triggered a controversy
The rights of the rapist-as-husband are a macabre gift of modern Indian law, to be framed along with other celebratory pictures of patriarchal justice in the archives of our male-dominated courts.