The former V-C of DU looks at an apex court ruling which quashed the reappointment of Kannur University V-C and said governors acting as chancellors are not bound by the advice of the council of ministers
The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill has been critiqued for vagueness. Of course, this is not a virtue in legislative drafting of crimes. Outright vagueness is neither desirable, nor constitutionally permissible
Is the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita which mentions planned timelines for investigation and disposal the beginning of a new dawn? Will it lead to prompt and just compensation and punishment of errant police?
The Supreme Court issued a “notice” while hearing an appeal decided by the Madras High Court and has thereby tried to curb libel tourism by a Singapore company against Dr Subramanian Swamy for defamation
A judgment passed by the Kerala High Court for compensation to the victims has been disregarded by the state. The judicial directions are based on fundamental rights and are not an example of judicial overreach
The Report recommends against the total repeal of the sedition law and is in favour of retaining and enlarging the offence. It could have thought of amendments to terror laws that would study the distinction between anti-State and constitutionally sincere criticism of governance.