The writer is a senior resident fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, and is based in Bengaluru.
Supreme Court’s verdict on Rafale goes beyond the case: It has said very clearly that it will stand for the right of independent media to bring facts to public light and has firmly put itself in the camp of transparency vis-a-vis the government.
Aadhaar verdict leaves open questions on what is permissible and what is not.
Making Supreme Court’s roster public is a welcome step. There is need for a mechanism to ensure consistency in case allocations
It’s a troubling question: Are courts in India becoming more ‘executive minded’ than the executive?
From seeing them as distinct compartments against which to test laws, to understanding them as a cumulative whole, to now seeing them as boundaries which guarantee the dignity of a free individual in a modern republic, the courts have come a long way.
Privacy is not just about Aadhaar or data protection; it’s about letting people make free choices