The writer, a former union law minister, is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court. Views expressed are his own.
To live up to constitutional values, commitments made in international fora, India needs standalone legislation against custodial torture.
The 2G verdict asserts inviolability of procedural justice and is a triumph for principles of fair trial.
The legality of Manmohan's summoning order will be tested on the touchstones of our constitutional and criminal jurisprudence.
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.