The apex court must not stifle commentary on sub-judice cases

NEW DELHI, Feb. 12 -- Earlier in February, the AttorneyGeneral of India, KK Venugopal, filed a contempt of court petition against the lawyer, Prashant Bhushan. The latter had accused the government of... Read More

Why the SC ruling on bar dancers is unsatisfactory

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 -- January saw the culmination of the latest battle in a decades-long war between the Maharashtra government, and bar dancing. In Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association v State of M... Read More

Challenge the NDA's citizenship bill

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- The last few days have seen protests break out in the Northeastern states in response to the Lok Sabha's decision to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill of 2016. While the protes... Read More

Listen to the voices of the transgender community

NEW DELHI, Jan. 5 -- During the Winter Session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018. Ostensibly aimed at recognising and protecting the rights ... Read More


NEW DELHI, Dec. 23 -- Last month, in his final judgment before retiring, Supreme Court Justice Kurien Joseph observed that the time had perhaps come to reconsider the place of the death penalty in the... Read More

Maternity leave is not about charity

NEW DELHI, Dec. 6 -- Earlier this year, the High Court of Uttarakhand struck down as unconstitutional a state rule that denied maternity leave to a woman upon her third pregnancy. The high court held ... Read More

Public interest matters must follow due process

NEW DELHI, Nov. 22 -- Over the last few days and weeks, the Rafale hearing in the Supreme Court has been the subject of much discussion and debate. The apex court's hearing of the case has raised ques... Read More