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 →

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 →

Gender and the Supreme Court of India

A few days ago, the Learned Attorney General for India (‘AG’) Shri. K.K. Venugopal, made some important observations about the representation of women in the Supreme Court of India. Speaking on the occasion to recommend ways to gender sensitize the Judges, the AG remarked that more women judges in Constitutional Courts (i.e. Supreme Court and... Continue Reading →

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