The writer is vice chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Adultery will continue as a ground of divorce and, therefore, remain in civil law. Thursday’s verdict will be welcomed by those who believe there should be less use of criminal law in matrimonial matters.
By refusing review, the court has refused to consider the question of whether the freedom of religion protects only practices of particular significance, and not all religious practices. The question of comparative significance of religious practices also remains untouched.
What is the purpose of criminal law, and what is its relationship with the state and the citizen? How does the Ordinance measure up against the core principles of Indian constitutionalism and jurisprudence?
By rejecting homogenisation of cultures, Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377 has upheld the rights of religious minorities.
How Supreme Court strikes a powerful blow for freedom and choice, underlines inclusion of all
Under Article 6 of the Constitution, anyone who migrated to India before July 19, 1948, from territory that had become part of Pakistan, automatically became a citizen if either of their parents or grandparents was born in India. But those who entered India after this date needed to register themselves.
As Pakistan begins a new experiment in constitutional democracy, how does its national experience differ from India’s with regard to key aspects of government and law?
Research has shown that sharia councils are approached voluntarily and are often progressive
Sharia courts are an alternative dispute redressal mechanism that responds to the decline of the civil justice system, and addresses the needs of the poor.
Supreme Court verdict on Delhi CM vs L-G sends powerful message of pushback by institutions.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's talk of Dalit reservations in Jamia, AMU, misunderstands nature of minority institutions
Citizenship is a complicated idea with exclusion at its core. In Assam, which shares a border with Bangladesh and has faced illegal migration for decades, it is a particularly sensitive issue
Representation, affirmative action are being diluted by UGC. Government must act.
As SC continues to hear today the Cong-JD(S) appeal against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to call B S Yeddyurappa to form the government, an eminent jurist weighs in on a key aspect of the debate
The unprecedented rejection of the motion for impeachment has raised multiple questions, but the wider context of the unfolding spectacle includes a range of related matters. Some key questions.
An ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court order on SC/ST Atrocities Act is much needed
Lingayat leadership is under an erroneous belief that recognition of a religious community depends on law
Euthanasia verdict could lead to neglect of terminally ill poor patients.
What questions of law, judicial propriety are involved in the working of Benches?
The Delhi government notified a witness protection scheme on July 31, 2015. On February 7, 2017, MoS (Home) Hansraj Ahir told Rajya Sabha there was no consensus on witness protection, and law and order is a state subject.