Democracy and Rule of Law

Democracy and Rule of Law

SC restores powers of Delhi government

While CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Khanwilkar and Sikri insisted on ‘collaborative federal structure’, Justice Chandrachud underlined the importance of ‘constitutional morality’.

July 4,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Emergency then and now

While Indira Gandhi learnt her lesson that India could not be ruled except by constitutional methods, the question is whether the present dispensation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has learnt it or not.

June 26,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Who says this isn’t Emergency?

Surendra Gadling, S Vanchinathan, Teesta Setalwad, the young lawyers of Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group in Bastar, Chandrasekhar Azad Ravan — the names of lawyers currently hounded for doing their duty are many.

June 26,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Serial offender with deep pockets

The killings and now the arrest of Advocate S Vanchinathan, one of the lawyers providing legal aid to the people, show Tamil Nadu government is in cahoots with the errant mining giant.

June 21,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Federalism in the dock

The court cannot be a mute spectator to the constant assault on the federal structure as well as the democratic functioning of the Delhi government, by the current BJP regime, whether in Delhi or in the other non-BJP ruled States.

Democracy and Rule of Law

Hindutva’s reign of terror

Arrests of Advocate Surendra Gadling, Professor Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawle, Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut under the draconian UAPA are highly condemnable acts of state brutality.

June 13,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

How legal are sting-ops?

The doctrine of public interest in sting operations as an ethical journalistic practice has undergone substantial jurisprudential exploration by the courts, both Indian and foreign.

June 12,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Major Gogoi and the Budgam woman

The norms of military conduct frown on sexual advances being made by Army officers to local civilian women — because the relationship between them is grossly unequal.

June 11,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Letter bombs on secularism

While the members of BJP and RSS beat their chest on ‘separation of religion and politics’, it’s their own cabal they should be really worried about.

May 29,2018

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