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SC to Impart Urgent Hearing of PIL Against Art 370

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider an urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution,...

SORDID EPISODE

By Inderjit Badhwar I cannot but marvel at the brilliant exposition made by Prof Upendra Baxi of the drama (or was it a farce?) that...
The Diverse Colours of Federalism

The Diverse Colours of Federalism

The thin line between “tyranny” and “liberty” is being increasingly seen today. As the federal design of the nation gets transformed, it has paradoxically...
(L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM ) ; Andre Beteille has made a value-added distinction between “constitutional democracy” and “populist democracy” (Photo credit: Facebook)

IS THE CONSTITUTION MORAL?

Above: (L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM...

One India-One Health Policy?

Above: Paramedical staff giving free medicines to patients during a day-long medical camp in Srinagar/Photo: UNI As public health is a state subject, central welfare...

A Dangerous Precedent?

Above: Attorney General KK Venugopal criticised the SC for giving itself enormous powers By Upendra Baxi In a surprising attack on constitutional morality, Attorney General KK...

Religion and the Courts

Above: Women were not allowed to enter the Haji Ali shrine until the SC intervened in 2016/Photo: UNI By PDT Achary The preamble of the...
Speedy Justice: A Right to be Respected

Speedy Justice: A Right to be Respected

Above: Litigants at a Lok Adalat organised by the district legal services authority in Mirzapur, UP/Photo: UNI The right to speedy trial is an important...
Another IA against demonetisation allowed by SC in main case before constitution bench

Another IA against demonetisation allowed by SC in main case before constitution bench

Another Interlocutory Application has been allowed by the Supreme Court to be included into the main application in the Vivek Narayan Sharma versus Union...
“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

Justice VS Sirpurkar (centre) flanked by his wife Kumkum (left) and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Pradeep Rai (right). The panel also included Inderjit Badhwar,...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

The recently-held press conference by four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, questioning the functioning of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) formed the...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

SC bench asks: How is a 5-0 verdict less than a 6-3 verdict?

A Supreme Court bench of Justices Rohinton F Nariman and Sanjay K Kaul has proposed that articulations by a certain number of judges should...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Supreme Court: LG prima facie enjoys supremacy under Constitution

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file...
Chief Justice JS Khehar, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice SA Bobde. Photo: JS Studio

Upholding age-old philosophical beliefs, SC declares privacy is a fundamental right

Above: Chief Justice JS Khehar, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice SA Bobde. Photo: JS Studio ~By Sujit Bhar When the nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday (August 24) delivered...
Lead picture: BCCI TV

SC asks BCCI to file draft constitution by Sept. 19

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Wednesday (August 23) ordered the Board of Control for Cricket...
The national flag: Unfurling a controversy

Unfurling a Controversy

Above: The national flag has been a rallying point for patriots and activists as seen in the India Against Corruption protests at Ramlila Maidan...
Photo: PIB

Hail to the Chief

Above: As President, Ram Nath Kovind will be entitled to an official residence free of cost, a salary of Rs 1.5 lakh free of...
Aadhaar case: SC refers privacy as a fundamental right issue to 9-judge bench

Aadhaar case: SC refers privacy as a fundamental right issue to 9-judge bench

Rest of the cases related to Aadhaar will be back with the same 5-judge bench The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and...
KARNAN VERDICT: A CLARION CALL

KARNAN VERDICT: A CLARION CALL

~By Inderjit Badhwar The final Supreme Court judgment which sent former high court judge CS Karnan to jail for contempt of court was not without...
PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select election commissioners

PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select...

Above: The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner, Dr Nasim Zaidi along with the Election Commissioners, AK Joti and OP Rawat addressing the press conference to...
ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

~By Inderjit Badhwar There was once an India in which people on different sides of issues—no matter how deep or broad the chasm—could disagree without...
Chief Justice JS Khehar. Photo: JS Studio

CJI JS Khehar: A Judge in a Hurry

During his eight-month tenure, the chief justice adopted novel and clever ways to bring down the pendency of cases and constituted vacation benches to...
In holding an ‘EVM Challenge’ EC may be overstepping its constitutional authority

In holding an ‘EVM Challenge’ EC may be overstepping its constitutional authority

  ~By Devadatt Kamat   While there is a raging debate in political circles on the parameters being set by the Election Commission for its forthcoming ‘EVM...
LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

~By Inderjit Badhwar Many of us watch with helpless horror the headlines that regularly tear into our senses and sensibilities: “Jamshedpur limps back to normalcy...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Reform is ‘Imminent’ on Triple Talaq, Say Panellists on India Legal show

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments (both for and against) on triple talaq for six days and finally reserved its judgment. However, the marathon...
‘Want quid-pro-quo for allowing foreign lawyers to practice in Indian courts’

Triple Talaq arguments enter fourth day in SC

The counsel for AIMPLB Kapil Sibal raised the critical issue whether Parliament could frame laws on religious matters Parliament may enact the Uniform Civil Code,...
SC tells Centre to constitute Tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute

Can SC issue directions based on parliamentary committee reports?

The centre says the reports are not meant to be used in courts as they do not countenance any contest legally Question referred to a...
Jawaharlal Nehru speaking in parliament. Photo: Wikimedia

Fear of freedom

The first constitutional amendment in 1951 placed restrictions on freedom of speech but India as a mature democracy should be able to face up...
Senior advocate KTS Tulsi. Photo: indianbarassociation.org

How Can We Say the Constitution Has Been Successful?: KTS Tulsi

iewKTS Tulsi, an Indian politician and senior advocate of the Supreme Court, is noted for representing Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, who was accused...
The Inherent Loopholes

The Inherent Loopholes

Some rare insights from a parliamentary standing committee report on judges’ selection ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) is being literally used to...
Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

November 26, 2016 was observed as Law Day all over India, especially by members of the legal fraternity. The day is celebrated to honour...

Apex court vouches for ‘equal pay for equal work’

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Supreme Court judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, delivering the judgment on the behalf of the division bench, the other judge being...
India needs an arbitration culture and a robust legal framework to emerge as a global hub for settling commercial disputes. Photo: UNI

Why India isn’t a global hub for arbitration

A global conference, National Initiative Towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India organized by NITI Aayog in New Delhi recently, identified the problems and...
Supreme Court; Kapil Sibal

Appeal to “enduring ethos of the Constitution”

Kapil Sibal says that “seminal” issues are at stake in the interpretation of Section 123 (3) Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the ongoing arguments before the...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; a silhouette portraying pregnant woman in jail. Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion For Prisoners: Judiciary Eases Procedure

In a progressive judgment, the Bombay High Court has removed red-tapism for prisoners wanting to abort their fetus and has facilitated faster examination for...
AHMEDABAD, JAN 22 (UNI)- A mass marriage ceremony being organised by Hussaini Vaqf Committee in Ahemdabad on Friday. 111 Muslim couples tied nupial knot during the ceremony. UNI PHOTO-144u

Triple Talaq: Where AIMPLB has gone wrong

It is time the All India Muslim Personal Law Board takes a cue from the reforms of other Muslim countries where triple talaq is...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016
Supreme Court_AS (16)

India Legal Show focuses on judicial reforms

The panelists on the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN TV discussed at length the need for judicial reforms There is no gainsaying the fact that...
Inderjit Badhwar on Access to Justice

Taking Law To The People

July 23, 2016 was a proud day for the India Legal family. The magazine was part of the launch of a unique public service initiative...
Suprme Court 1

SC sanctions consecutive jail terms

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recently clarified that a trial court could make a man held guilty...
Muslims_Ashura_Muharram

Uniform Civil Code: several shades of grey

Distinguished guests confabulated on the uniform Civil Code and how the government should approach it at the weekly India Legal show The issue of Uniform Civil Code...

A Matter of Faith

Even as the Supreme Court stays the Rajasthan High Court verdict making Santhara illegal, all eyes are on what the final verdict will be....

Breach of Convention

A 2012 Comptroller and Auditor General report exposes how legislature’s authority was ignored by the Income Tax department while making refunds in crores. By Devendra Singh The...

'constitution' - 43 News Results

SC to Impart Urgent Hearing of PIL Against Art 370

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider an urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution,...

SORDID EPISODE

By Inderjit Badhwar I cannot but marvel at the brilliant exposition made by Prof Upendra Baxi of the drama (or was it a farce?) that...
The Diverse Colours of Federalism

The Diverse Colours of Federalism

The thin line between “tyranny” and “liberty” is being increasingly seen today. As the federal design of the nation gets transformed, it has paradoxically...
(L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM ) ; Andre Beteille has made a value-added distinction between “constitutional democracy” and “populist democracy” (Photo credit: Facebook)

IS THE CONSTITUTION MORAL?

Above: (L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM...

One India-One Health Policy?

Above: Paramedical staff giving free medicines to patients during a day-long medical camp in Srinagar/Photo: UNI As public health is a state subject, central welfare...

A Dangerous Precedent?

Above: Attorney General KK Venugopal criticised the SC for giving itself enormous powers By Upendra Baxi In a surprising attack on constitutional morality, Attorney General KK...

Religion and the Courts

Above: Women were not allowed to enter the Haji Ali shrine until the SC intervened in 2016/Photo: UNI By PDT Achary The preamble of the...
Speedy Justice: A Right to be Respected

Speedy Justice: A Right to be Respected

Above: Litigants at a Lok Adalat organised by the district legal services authority in Mirzapur, UP/Photo: UNI The right to speedy trial is an important...
Another IA against demonetisation allowed by SC in main case before constitution bench

Another IA against demonetisation allowed by SC in main case before constitution bench

Another Interlocutory Application has been allowed by the Supreme Court to be included into the main application in the Vivek Narayan Sharma versus Union...
“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

Justice VS Sirpurkar (centre) flanked by his wife Kumkum (left) and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Pradeep Rai (right). The panel also included Inderjit Badhwar,...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

The recently-held press conference by four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, questioning the functioning of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) formed the...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

SC bench asks: How is a 5-0 verdict less than a 6-3 verdict?

A Supreme Court bench of Justices Rohinton F Nariman and Sanjay K Kaul has proposed that articulations by a certain number of judges should...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Supreme Court: LG prima facie enjoys supremacy under Constitution

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file...
Chief Justice JS Khehar, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice SA Bobde. Photo: JS Studio

Upholding age-old philosophical beliefs, SC declares privacy is a fundamental right

Above: Chief Justice JS Khehar, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice SA Bobde. Photo: JS Studio ~By Sujit Bhar When the nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday (August 24) delivered...
Lead picture: BCCI TV

SC asks BCCI to file draft constitution by Sept. 19

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Wednesday (August 23) ordered the Board of Control for Cricket...
The national flag: Unfurling a controversy

Unfurling a Controversy

Above: The national flag has been a rallying point for patriots and activists as seen in the India Against Corruption protests at Ramlila Maidan...
Photo: PIB

Hail to the Chief

Above: As President, Ram Nath Kovind will be entitled to an official residence free of cost, a salary of Rs 1.5 lakh free of...
Aadhaar case: SC refers privacy as a fundamental right issue to 9-judge bench

Aadhaar case: SC refers privacy as a fundamental right issue to 9-judge bench

Rest of the cases related to Aadhaar will be back with the same 5-judge bench The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and...
KARNAN VERDICT: A CLARION CALL

KARNAN VERDICT: A CLARION CALL

~By Inderjit Badhwar The final Supreme Court judgment which sent former high court judge CS Karnan to jail for contempt of court was not without...
PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select election commissioners

PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select...

Above: The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner, Dr Nasim Zaidi along with the Election Commissioners, AK Joti and OP Rawat addressing the press conference to...
ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

~By Inderjit Badhwar There was once an India in which people on different sides of issues—no matter how deep or broad the chasm—could disagree without...
Chief Justice JS Khehar. Photo: JS Studio

CJI JS Khehar: A Judge in a Hurry

During his eight-month tenure, the chief justice adopted novel and clever ways to bring down the pendency of cases and constituted vacation benches to...
In holding an ‘EVM Challenge’ EC may be overstepping its constitutional authority

In holding an ‘EVM Challenge’ EC may be overstepping its constitutional authority

  ~By Devadatt Kamat   While there is a raging debate in political circles on the parameters being set by the Election Commission for its forthcoming ‘EVM...
LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

~By Inderjit Badhwar Many of us watch with helpless horror the headlines that regularly tear into our senses and sensibilities: “Jamshedpur limps back to normalcy...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Reform is ‘Imminent’ on Triple Talaq, Say Panellists on India Legal show

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments (both for and against) on triple talaq for six days and finally reserved its judgment. However, the marathon...
‘Want quid-pro-quo for allowing foreign lawyers to practice in Indian courts’

Triple Talaq arguments enter fourth day in SC

The counsel for AIMPLB Kapil Sibal raised the critical issue whether Parliament could frame laws on religious matters Parliament may enact the Uniform Civil Code,...
SC tells Centre to constitute Tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute

Can SC issue directions based on parliamentary committee reports?

The centre says the reports are not meant to be used in courts as they do not countenance any contest legally Question referred to a...
Jawaharlal Nehru speaking in parliament. Photo: Wikimedia

Fear of freedom

The first constitutional amendment in 1951 placed restrictions on freedom of speech but India as a mature democracy should be able to face up...
Senior advocate KTS Tulsi. Photo: indianbarassociation.org

How Can We Say the Constitution Has Been Successful?: KTS Tulsi

iewKTS Tulsi, an Indian politician and senior advocate of the Supreme Court, is noted for representing Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, who was accused...
The Inherent Loopholes

The Inherent Loopholes

Some rare insights from a parliamentary standing committee report on judges’ selection ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) is being literally used to...
Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

November 26, 2016 was observed as Law Day all over India, especially by members of the legal fraternity. The day is celebrated to honour...

Apex court vouches for ‘equal pay for equal work’

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Supreme Court judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, delivering the judgment on the behalf of the division bench, the other judge being...
India needs an arbitration culture and a robust legal framework to emerge as a global hub for settling commercial disputes. Photo: UNI

Why India isn’t a global hub for arbitration

A global conference, National Initiative Towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India organized by NITI Aayog in New Delhi recently, identified the problems and...
Supreme Court; Kapil Sibal

Appeal to “enduring ethos of the Constitution”

Kapil Sibal says that “seminal” issues are at stake in the interpretation of Section 123 (3) Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the ongoing arguments before the...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; a silhouette portraying pregnant woman in jail. Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion For Prisoners: Judiciary Eases Procedure

In a progressive judgment, the Bombay High Court has removed red-tapism for prisoners wanting to abort their fetus and has facilitated faster examination for...
AHMEDABAD, JAN 22 (UNI)- A mass marriage ceremony being organised by Hussaini Vaqf Committee in Ahemdabad on Friday. 111 Muslim couples tied nupial knot during the ceremony. UNI PHOTO-144u

Triple Talaq: Where AIMPLB has gone wrong

It is time the All India Muslim Personal Law Board takes a cue from the reforms of other Muslim countries where triple talaq is...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016
Supreme Court_AS (16)

India Legal Show focuses on judicial reforms

The panelists on the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN TV discussed at length the need for judicial reforms There is no gainsaying the fact that...
Inderjit Badhwar on Access to Justice

Taking Law To The People

July 23, 2016 was a proud day for the India Legal family. The magazine was part of the launch of a unique public service initiative...
Suprme Court 1

SC sanctions consecutive jail terms

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recently clarified that a trial court could make a man held guilty...
Muslims_Ashura_Muharram

Uniform Civil Code: several shades of grey

Distinguished guests confabulated on the uniform Civil Code and how the government should approach it at the weekly India Legal show The issue of Uniform Civil Code...

Breach of Convention

A 2012 Comptroller and Auditor General report exposes how legislature’s authority was ignored by the Income Tax department while making refunds in crores. By Devendra Singh The...

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