Surendranath teaches constitutional law at the National Law University, Delhi
Three courts found six innocent men guilty of a heinous crime, brought them to the brink of execution. In this story, even our highest court upheld their guilt and death sentence and such a grave error must trigger the moral honesty to accept that we are playing with fire by keeping the death penalty in such a system.
The manner and context in which the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation on the appointment of judges has been treated by the executive poses a threat to the independence of the judiciary.
The proposed ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at agricultural markets violates fundamental rights of food and livelihood, and the spirit of federalism.
Law Commission provides a frail reason for carving out the terror exception vis-a-vis the death penalty.
Denial of opportunities arising out of state failure, as in Rajasthan’s local election eligibility ordinance, must be subject to the strictest constitutional standards