A G Noorani

The writer is a constitutional expert and commentator.

Articles By A G Noorani

Religion over law

Neither side in the Babri Masjid case is keen on a judicial solution. So far, the courts themselves have, troublingly, adopted an approach that privileges religious sentiment

Uniform civil code vs triple talaq

There is no reason to impose a Uniform Civil Code on Muslims, but a legal basis exists to abolish triple talaq.

Defamation is no crime

Criminal defamation is inherently tilted in favour of the state, big business and powerful persons — and against the citizen

The villain in the picture

Existing regime of film censorship is unconstitutional and violative of the right to freedom of speech and expression. The proposed revamp has a limited remit.

A Home For Equality

In the absence of effective legislation against discrimination, courts should step in

So much to talk about

Standoffs are old-fashioned. India and Pakistan should resume dialogue.