The writer is former additional solicitor general of India. She also represented the gas tragedy victims.
Right to privacy judgment finally consigns the Emergency to the past
Supreme Court order saying the law on cruelty against women is misused is based on erroneous conclusions drawn from NCRB figures that don’t reveal the whole truth. It needs to be revisited.
It was her commitment to gender justice which found Justice Seth a place on the Verma Committee, a task she completed with great accomplishment.
The SC verdict on the RPA is about reasonable restrictions on free speech. But appeals to identity by persecuted groups should not be seen as a violation of the principles of secularism
Shyamala Pappu fought for the rights of the aam aadmi
One institution alone cannot be expected to hold the flag of democracy high, but the judiciary succumbing to the expediency at the end of the day could prove to be one too many.
The judiciary exists for the people of the country where each counts for one. Justice is a personalized dispensation to one solitary individual or a collective with a common interest such as a group of SC/ST or religious minorities.
PM has talked down to the judiciary. His reference to ‘five star activists’ intimidates.
Bhopal is a reminder that crime knows no borders, punishment does.
"The woman was a stenographer... The judge asked me to stay at the hotel and work all night."
I have put forth the details indeed they have shocked and shattered most of us.
The law is clear on how to handle sexual harassment. But our most important institutions have been slow to catch up.
The system is as tilted against women as it was before December 2012.
The sexual harassment law was passed,but lack of debate has left flaws
Sister Cyril claims herself to be a very practical human. She writes: "Look, I'm practical. Here we're all practical. A lot of foreigners go out to places like Eastern Bypass (in Kolkata), take one look at the living conditions and say, 'poor things, poor things'. I say, don't pity them, do something for them!"