The writer is a constitutional expert and commentator.
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
There is no reason to impose a Uniform Civil Code on Muslims, but a legal basis exists to abolish triple talaq.
Criminal defamation is inherently tilted in favour of the state, big business and powerful persons — and against the citizen
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.
In the absence of effective legislation against discrimination, courts should step in
Standoffs are old-fashioned. India and Pakistan should resume dialogue.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee initiated the famous Delhi-Lahore bus service to foster better relationships between India and Pakistan. Vajpayee had travelled on the same bus during its inaugural run on February 19, 1999 and was received by Nawaz Sharif, his counterpart in Pakistan.