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 →

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 →

‘Pub’ in Republic- Interesting Court Room Exchanges

Part IV of the Constitution of India contains the Chapter on Directive Principles of State Policy (“DPSP”). The Part casts a non-binding obligation on the government, to promote and achieve certain objectives mentioned therein. The debate and furore over protection of cattle, implementation of the Uniform Civil Code and recognizing labour rights, all have their... Continue Reading →

15 August- Bombay High Court and a Supersession

[Happy 74th Independence Day to my fellow Indians!] 74 years ago, India attained independence from its erstwhile colonial masters. On the eve of 15 August 1947 Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (first Prime Minister of India) made his famous ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech wherein he remarked that ‘at the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world... Continue Reading →

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