The overturning of Roe vs Wade by the United States Supreme Court has meant that the Constitutional right to abortion has been taken away; a severe blow to a woman’s ability to make decisions about her own body. The debate raging over this topic begs the question: What rights do women have in this country with respect to pregnancy and beyond?
The time has come when the Supreme Court collegium should be replaced by the NJAC comprising the members of the judiciary, the legislature and the executive who can select the best legal brains for judicial appointments. The observations by a former president on this issue are noteworthy
The recent Nupur Sharma issue had created superheated steam that blew the boiler room apart in the BJP offices. It should not have been, and could have been avoided, had there been some rules laid down by the party for those manning the frontlines.
Stating that the freedom of liberty was paramount for an individual, the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court rejected the preventive detention order passed against a man, kept in jail on the ground that he was a hardcore criminal, who terrorised people in Jammu.
These words were said during the freedom struggle. Then India attained freedom on August, 15, 1947. In 1950, it became a republic with the world’s lengthiest Constitution. But in the 21st century, the question that requires a serious answer is: What does it really mean to be a Republic
Reiterating parts of his speech on Friday where he said even well-informed sections of society are unaware of the importance of the Constitution, Justice Ramana said there is still a need to spread more understanding about the Constitution.