Law Officers: Short Sighted

Law Officers: Short Sighted

With vacancies in the government’s legal team remaining unfilled for several months, it is not clear how the centre hopes to fulfil its litigation...
SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

Above: Dalit organisations agitating for their rights. The SC verdict on caste status vis-a-vis states is another discerning pronouncement/Photo: UNI While a Supreme Court judgment...
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha activists at a demonstration in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Hindu Courts: The Parallel Path

Above: Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha activists at a demonstration in Lucknow/Photo: UNI With the startling news of these courts being set up in various parts...
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Tug of War

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Tug of War!

Above: Nalini Sriharan's death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court. In 2000, this was commuted to a life sentence/Photo: youtube.com As the centre...
Uniform Civil Code: One Nation, One Law?

Uniform Civil Code: One Nation, One Law?

Above: By taking up the issue of female genital mutilation practised by the Bohra community, the apex court has shown that it is treading...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Abetment to Suicide: Stop the Blame Game!

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Coming to the rescue of those accused, courts have said they cannot be held responsible for the acts of the...
Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya

Access to Justice: Revolutionary Road

Above: Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya  The Supreme Court has taken all kinds...
Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar

Shashi Tharoor Case: A Labyrinthine Mess

Above: Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar The chargesheet against MP Shashi Tharoor accuses him of abetment to suicide and cruelty but can the Delhi police...
Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned

Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned!

Above: A Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Bethlehem uses a slingshot to throw a stone at Israeli troops/Photo: UNIterrorist Though India has...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Above: A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra passed the judgment recently/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court’s path-breaking judgment on parliamentary...

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