Chief secretaries of ten drought affected states have been asked to explain the steps taken for setting up of food commissions and implementation of the National Food Security Act.
There are numerous cases that highlight the extent to which implicit caste biases creep into Indian courts.
Besides the exclusion of a large number of eligible beneficiaries, there is also no rationale for the pension amount paid or a mechanism for its revision.
In the twenty-first episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s observation that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties and where India ranks on the World Happiness Index 2017.
“We can’t allow a masjid to be built near the Ram mandir. If Muslims are giving up their claim to the disputed land, they are welcome for talks,” says VHP litigant.
The ongoing contempt case against Justice C.S. Karnan is headed towards an unpleasant denouement
Trump’s executive order would temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. The president has said the ban is needed for national security.
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.
Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor, Rupali Jhadav and Deepak Dengle spoke to The Wire about the condition of Indian prisons, their experiences of imprisonment, and how this has impacted their political and artistic work.
By putting the NGT in charge of monitoring the Ganga, the Supreme Court has highlighted the ineptitude of the central government, which has failed to take major action for more than 30 years, despite the constant reproach of the judiciary.
His meticulous study is even today referred to by the Indian bar and bench.
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.
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.
Six of the Kashmiri women who were allegedly gang raped by Indian soldiers in 1991 have died, the remaining 17 survivors still await justice.
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.
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 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.
The BJP and its supporters, who sparked and sustained the pro-Jallikattu protests, do not seem to take the very real dangers associated with the sport seriously.
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.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
The case against her goes back to 1996, soon after Jayalalithaa lost the elections.
The apex court also said that the AIADMK general secretary must serve her remaining jail term.
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.
Of the seven cases that were filed after the 2013 riots, two are yet to go to trial while no convictions have been made in the others.
Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to repeated promulgation of Enemy Property ordinance, says national security considerations are involved.
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.
India’s Bystander Syndrome: Karnataka Teen Left to Die As Public Watches, Takes Pictures After Accident
Anwar Ali was run over by a state-run bus while he was cycling to his workplace.
Anirban Nandy, who suffers from hypertension, was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment involving the police.
Judge Neil Gorsuch has questioned how far judges should go in deferring to federal agencies’ interpretation of laws.
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 apex court initiated this as an interim measure to make sure that the BCCI implements Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
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.
What the home ministry’s new guidelines on how the disabled must show their respect for the national anthem tell us about the politics of pure nationalism.
In a major setback to the opposition, the Supreme Court’s decision comes in response to a PIL that was concerned that the budget might skew election results
Re-promulgation of ordinances is illegal, the apex court ruled, in a judgment that will be applicable to all central ordinances, including demonetisation.