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.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.