Justice Ramana’s humble beginnings have given him an insight into the suffering of the common man, which has also made him a champion of civil liberties. He has great empathy for those requiring protection of human rights. His tenure, no doubt, will be marked by compassion, expertise and wisdom.
The Modi government’s legislative surgical strike on the autonomy enjoyed by the National Capital Territory Delhi has crippled all the efforts made so far by the city’s elected legislators to win maximum self governance.
Apart from the usual concerns about religious polarisation, anti-incumbency, party hopping, a major focus is on a national debate on privatisation and disinvestment whereby state-run enterprises are to be gradually dismantled
The sedition law, under which Gandhi and his freedom fighters were jailed, has been reviled and condemned as anachronistic and an imperialist hand-me-down. It has also been challenged in court. But it still flourishes.
In this issue of India Legal (February 15, 2021), our columnist Shivanand Pandit takes a close look at the Budget and what it proposes to do. It is not a wishy washy document. The Modi government has tried to put an honest-to-goodness growth plan in place by announcing “a bold and new-age Budget”