Writing has also often been trimmed of content so as to ensure it is politically correct. Recently Roald Dahl’s children’s books has been through such censorship. The problems arise when censorship extends to adulthood—often curtailing freedom of speech and expression.
There is a rainbow on the cover of this issue of India Legal. When our editorial team sat to discuss how best to illustrate the theme of our latest cover story, we unanimously invoked the rainbow—the Indradhanush. Why? Because nature in no other form depicts its “vibgyor” colours more emphatically than in the vibrant arc that cuts a swathe across the skies after a rain.
Government’s objection to Saurabh Kirpal’s appointment as a High Court judge because of his sexual orientation goes against the Constitution. Should a lesson be learnt from diverse benches of the UK and US judiciaries?
The concept of Uniform Civil Code has been revived in recent times with a new bill which envisages the setting up of a committee to examine the issue. The code has enormous implications for religious minorities. Freedom of religion is the core of our culture. Even the slightest deviation can undermine the social fibre.
The gruesome murder of Shraddha Walkar by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala has shocked the nation and led to questions about relationships and domestic violence. What does the law say and what can others do in a similar situation?
When trying a juvenile as an adult, the court in effect accepts that the juvenile has the mental capacity of an adult and, therefore, has criminal responsibility of an adult and undeserving of rehabilitation
In Kozhikode, Kerala, a sessions court referred to the victim’s attire as “sexually provocative” before granting bail to an activist in a sexual harassment case. Such mysogynistic attitudes are deplorable in the context of increasing crimes against women
What’s in a name? A lot when a woman remarries after her husband’s death or divorce and her child’s surname is changed. This is what happened recently when the Supreme Court upheld an Andhra Pradesh woman’s decision to change the surname of her minor son after her remarriage.
In the case X versus The Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department & Anr (sc 2022), Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and AS Bopanna recognised that under Article 21 of the Constitution, a woman’s right to reproductive choice is an inseparable part of her personal liberty.