Sanjay R Hegde is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court and tweets @sanjayuvacha.
Appealing to the court of public opinion is a dangerous precedent, not to be easily resorted to.
After an electoral scare in Gujarat, the government has passed a hurriedly drafted and manifestly unjust legislation and used the Supreme Court judgment as an unsustainable alibi.
But the question is whether such a solution can be found in time to prevent more death and despair
Rarely has so momentous a judgment been delivered so emphatically. Court has indicated that contours of privacy defined by it aren’t limitations to the right, but foundations over which it will develop over time.
The power to imprison hasn’t been used by the House of Commons in a hundred years. But as the case of two Karnataka journalists shows, the Assembly’s order to jail them has a long and troubling history.
Ruskin Bond in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again" captures Bond's growing up years where he is seen dealing with the loss of his father, reacquainting himself with his mother who now has a new husband and discovering his love for books.