While it demands transparency from the government, the Supreme Court does not apply transparency standards to itself
When sitting or retired judges seek the allotment of personal houses from the government, this gives rise to a fatal conflict of interest
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
By hearing only the businessmen guilty of the Uphaar fire—and not the victims or the CBI—in deciding to let the Ansal brothers off without imprisonment, the Supreme Court upended a basic principle of natural justice.
If you jump a traffic light, speed or drive while using your mobile phone, beware, you might soon end up having your license suspended.
Withdrawal of ‘Y’ category security a sign that Modi and Mulayam are drawing close to each other, says Vishwanath Chaturvedi
Ansal brothers walk away with a fine of Rs 60 crore ($10 million) despite being held responsible for the death of 59 people in their cinema hall in 1997
Sections 499-500 of the IPC are vestiges from India’s colonial past that are not appropriate for a modern democracy.
India has a strong case under international law to assert its jurisdiction in the 2012 incident in which two Indian fishermen were killed by Italian marines on board the Enrica Lexie
The show-cause notices issued to three private TV channels for their coverage of the Yakub Memon execution have no basis in law and raise disturbing questions about freedom of expression in the country.
Memon’s execution has shown how the inheritors of the Dharmashastra – which lays emphasis on prayaschitta or atonement as a means to become “divine” – need only the minimal incitement provided by media hype to become bloodthirsty.
The Supreme Court leaves us with a situation where a woman demonstrates her freedom by choosing to appear for the medical exam without the veil, and should she refuse to do so she is solely responsible for her disbarment
Recent studies in neuroscience indicate that brain systems are still maturing at 16 years, resulting in impulsive behaviour, risk-taking and decreased levels of self-regulation. Most importantly, it is a transitory phase.