The writer is vice chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
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.
Indian judiciary could look at how Pak courts dealt with lynching of Mashal Khan.
Supreme Court crisis: There has been previous confrontation but this one is of different magnitude, the fight within makes it the worst crisis in the country’s judicial history.
The triple talaq bill is a textbook case of overcriminalisation
In contending that secularism is a lie, Yogi Adityanath tragically gets it right
He is erroneously believed to be a proponent of the two-nation theory
SC verdict in the Gujarat shrines compensation case raises important questions.
In historic 9-0 verdict, the Supreme Court establishes a new bar for civil liberties, individual rights and the freedom of choice in India; stresses Constitution’s silences are important, too.
In striking down instant triple talaq, the Supreme Court has struck a historic blow for gender justice in India. It has also underlined, with greater emphasis than ever before, the ‘absolute’ nature of the freedom of religion guaranteed in the Constitution of India
Supreme Court must interpret Constitution in a manner that ensures right to privacy
The issue is not whether triple talaq is an essential practice of Islam, but whether it is an essential practice of the Hanafi school.