Fali S Nariman

The writer is a constitutional jurist and senior advocate to the Supreme Court.

Articles By Fali S Nariman

Madhava Menon – A first-rate teacher of top-class practising lawyers

With the passing of N R Madhava Menon, India’s legal fraternity has lost its teacher

Tolerating the corrupt

The definition of corruption keeps on requiring restructuring as time passes, as more ways to be corrupt are invented. The need of the hour, then, is great men and women. And quite frankly they are, as yet, in extremely short supply.

Why did Indira Gandhi call off the Emergency?

Sanjay Gandhi apparently did not know — the man closest to her at the time. Perhaps some readers of this newspaper — old, but not very old like me — could perhaps help to solve this till-now intractable problem.

Emergency Day

When repressive laws were oppressively implemented, and the people looked in vain to the courts

India needs a coalition

Only when Parliament and politics are no longer dominated by one single political party, will India become a country where all points of view will once again be freely expressed, freely heard.

Like Atal, Advani, Somnath

Excerpts from a speech to new parliamentarians, July 31

Vice President Hamid Ansari’s secularism remarks: Say it again

VP Ansari’s remarks on the need to protect minority rights have been made before. But they bear repeating.

A test of freedom: ‘To be anti-Indian is not a criminal offence, and it is definitely not sedition’

Sedition in India is not unconstitutional, it remains an offence only if the words, spoken or written, are accompanied by disorder and violence and/ or incitement to disorder and violence

I was law officer No 3

I resigned when Emergency was imposed — to little effect. India’s intelligentsia rationalised the tyranny

Needed: Dialogue, statesmanship

Because we cannot risk another judicial decision on appointments, writes FALI S. NARIMAN

India by his book, a testament to hope

Granville Austin documented the triumphs and strains of working a truly democratic constitution.