The writer is a senior advocate of the Madras High Court
Arvind P Datar writes: It has received a nudge to do so from the Supreme Court, whose recent ruling has also given states greater say in making recommendations.
Arvind P Datar writes: Rushed arrests, denial of bail have upturned Constitutional principles and go against Supreme Court’s directions
Arvind P Datar writes: Either allow Parliament and state legislatures to descend into terminal decline or make the Speaker truly independent and let every legislature perform its constitutional function
The extraordinary haste with which the farm bills were pushed through both the Houses has created the present crisis, which can only exacerbate the economic woes caused by the pandemic.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak's imprisonment by invoking the law of sedition failed to suppress the freedom struggle. The two trials teach us useful lessons in dealing with public protests.
After the lockdown is over, several companies are likely to default on their dues to both operational and financial creditors. The latter include banks and others who have given financial assistance to a company in the form of loans and debentures.
The government has the necessary power to waive them if it is necessary to do so in public interest.
To achieve $5 trillion target, tax system, laws, attitude to private sector need overhaul.
Congress’s NYAY could add to mindless welfare schemes that abound
New amendment undoes some of the Mandal flaws. But it will not address the merit argument.
Ahead of general elections, EC must issue guidelines banning parties from doling out freebies.
Apex court has upheld constitutionality of Aadhaar. But it has also struck down its ubiquitous deployment
R S Sharma misses the point: All critics ask is to not make the number compulsory
The deliberate refusal to implement the decisions of the collegium is hurting the judiciary.
On her birth centenary, it is important to remember the dark period of constitutional history she presided over.
There is work to be done if the landmark reform is not to become a tryst with disaster.
Supreme Court upholds right of individuals to choose how and where they want to live and work, and pursue their dreams
The proposed total ban on cattle slaughter goes against Supreme Court decisions on the matter since 1959
Supreme Court curbs on sale of alcohol call for a clearer demarcation of separation of powers.
Several problems and hurdles lie ahead in the implementation of the GST regime.
It would be perilous to abolish it without analysing the empirical evidence on its implementation.
The bankruptcy code, not a money bill, was introduced in Lok Sabha as one. Is this the first of a new trend?
India’s Constitution and Parliament have always protected the rights of minorities
Government should abandon it, work towards a unified Central levy instead.
The demand of Rs 40,000 crore minimum alternate tax is the latest example of Indian tax terrorism.