Fundamental rights are no gifts of the state, the Constitution only confirms their existence.
Intolerance has a chilling effect on freedom of thought and discussion. It places democracy under siege.
It is the need of the hour to contain the forces of bigotry and intolerance which pose a grave threat to our democratic secular republic.
The temples of justice are also home to moments of laughter.
Rule of law must become a part of people’s everyday lives if it is to be safeguarded .
Pakistan must stop offering specious alibis against prosecuting Hafiz Saeed.
In the past, the court has asked the government to show a compelling cause for removing a governor.
The SCs judgment on Mumbais dance bars does well to refuse to countenance the specious distinction between different classes of performers and audiences
The Supreme Court has delivered a sterling judgment on convicted legislators. It could have gone further
The recent judgment of the Supreme Court which commuted the death sentence of the Assam murder convict Mahendra Nath Das
Justice Verma possessed that rare and lonely virtue: courage
The people of North Korea are suffering from acute economic deprivations and related ills
Understandably,family members,friends and admirers of Sanjay are dismayed and shocked at the severity of the sentence.
This week we are celebrating International Womens Day.
After the Supreme Court judgment confirming death penalty on Afzal Guru and the rejection of his mercy petition,the legal and logical course was to execute the death sentence.
Anna Hazares movement against corruption undeniably galvanised the nation against corruption.
It is a settled law that right to health is included in the right to life guaranteed by Article 21 of our Constitution
There is talk in some quarters about mid-term elections about which there is no political consensus.
Raj Thackeray has been at his intolerant best.
For that purpose,it is necessary to ingrain into the minds and hearts of the police personnel that they are servants of the law and not of their current political masters.
K M Munshi moved an amendment for its deletion which was accepted. Hence sedition is not a permissible head of restriction on freedom of expression.
It is a fallacy that the President of India is a ceremonial figurehead and has no meaningful role to play.
In the present Presidential election,use of intemperate language at times and canvassing by the contesting candidates are reminiscent of college and trade union elections
The great American Judge Justice Holmes observed that he liked to pay taxes,because thereby he purchased civilisation.
It is shocking that senior CPM leader M M Mani in the State of Kerala can openly flaunt with impunity that his party has eliminated,in other words murdered
Bombayites eagerly looked forward to seeing R K Laxmans cartoons on the front page of The Times of India.
Elimination of corruption certainly requires stringent laws and punishment.
Our Parliament comprises two Houses: The House of the People,Lok Sabha and the Council of States,Rajya Sabha.
Privacy has been deduced as a fundamental right from Article 21 of the Constitution by our Supreme Court
Of late the army has been continuously in the news about events reminiscent of a James Bond movie.
Imposition of the June 1975 Emergency on the nation was a fateful event in the life of independent India
Recent State elections are a tribute to our electorate.
These two features of Muslim Personal Law were some of the sticking points to the enactment of Uniform Civil Code as contemplated by Article 44 of the Directive Principles of our Constitution.
Arnold Toynbees delightful book,Acquaintances,has the following passage: Gandhis and Nehrus India was a tolerant India
Ultimately Salman Rushdie did not or could not attend the Jaipur Literature Festival
Developments in Pakistan are perturbing.