Case Pendency: Taking the Lead

Case Pendency: Taking the Lead

On the urging of the chief justice of India, five high courts have constituted special benches to reduce the backlog The huge backlog of cases...
The subordinate judiciary in several states grapples with long pendency of cases, with some dragging on for over a decade. Photo: UNI

Case Pendency: Operation Downsize

Above: The subordinate judiciary in several states grapples with long pendency of cases, with some dragging on for over a decade. Photo: UNI The huge...
Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi; (inset) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Photo: K.M Vasudevan/lawyerscollective.org

Section 498A, the Last Resort

Above: Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi; (inset) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Photo: K.M Vasudevan/lawyerscollective.org Decades of activism were...

Education, the Way Forwa­rd…

With the Supreme Court upholding the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act 2015, will it usher in a new crop of competent and progressive leaders?...
Freelance journalist Namgay Zam has been slapped with a defamation notice by Sonam Phuntsho, a well-heeled businessman. Photo Ramesh Menon

Defamation case rocks Bhutan

In a first of its kind, this country has been rocked by a case that will determine free speech on social media. At the...
This majestic property bequeathed by Raja Mohammed Amir Mohammad Khan of Mahumudabad in UP is under a cloud

Enemy Property Act: Controversial Ordinance

Thousands of Muslims could lose the property inherited from their ancestors who moved to Pakistan under a new ordinance issued by the government ~By Ramesh...
Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Salary Hike for Judges: Money Matters

Above: Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur The government is all...
Protestors at Marina Beach, Chennai, expressing their anger at the court order on Jallikattu. Photo: UNI

Jallikattu: A lonely Battle by Judiciary

What is to be done when a court order is violated by people and a state that is bent on pleasing the electorate? The...
Jayalalithaa was the first chief minister against whom the governor granted sanction for prosecution while in office in a corruption case. Photo: UNI

Jaya’s Judicial Battles

The legal battles of Tamil Nadu’s late leader have been legendary and long. While she won and lost cases stupendously over the last 23...
Mukul Rohatgi’s desire to return to private practice has raised questions

The Allure of Private Practice

The outgoing attorney general’s request to the government not to grant him another term brings the focus back on law officers’ other lucrative cases ...

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