The Basic Structure is Two Years Old

Picture Credits - Indian Express On 06 September 2018, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India delivered its verdict in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The judgment partly struck down the archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalised carnal intercourse against the order of the nature with any man, woman or... Continue Reading →

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Delhi HC needs to pay attention to the Supreme Court’s warning on PILs

Recently, the Delhi High Court heard an interesting Public Interest Litigation (‘PIL’) petition. The PIL was filed by politician and serial litigator Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay and sought action against mass religious conversions. The content of the petition consisted of information and data procured from social media. The poor research forced the Court to remark, “Where... Continue Reading →

When the Supreme Court sat outside New Delhi

The Supreme Court of India The Supreme Court of India recently upheld the constitutionality of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (Madhya Pradesh High Court Advocates Bar Association v. Union of India, W.P. (C) 433 of 2012). The petition had challenged the constitutionality of Section 14 read with Section 22 of the Act, which provided... Continue Reading →

44 years of the 44th Amendment

The Parliament of India 15 May holds a very special place in the annals of India’s Constitutional History. Just like December 1946 when the Constituent Assembly met to decide the fate of the Indian Constitution, on 15 May 1978, the Parliament saw the introduction of India’s Mini-Constitution i.e., the Constitution (Forty-Fourth Amendment) Act, 1978. This... Continue Reading →

Portraits, Government and Hindi Cinema

A still from the movie Jolly LLB (2013) where the portraits of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pt. Nehru and Sardar Patel are visible on the wall. There is a famous phrase that ‘devil is in the detail’ and interestingly since law school lawyers are encouraged to have an eye for detail. For a lawyer like myself,... Continue Reading →

Review : Justice Gogoi’s ‘Justice for the Judge’

The internet has been abuzz with news concerning Hon’ble Justice Gogoi’s recent autobiography ‘Justice for the Judge’. The buzz is understandable given the Judge’s polarizing past and the contentious issues the book deals with. There is significant writing (mostly negative) about the book already which got me wondering, how can a book be so reviled?... Continue Reading →

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