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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Fali S Nariman

Fali S Nariman

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

Why a recent Karnataka high court order is compulsory reading in Covid times
Fri, May 22, 2020

I salute the judges of the Karnataka High Court for their humanitarian approach. Like Abou Ben Adhem (in the poem by James Hunt) “May their tribe increase!”

Madhava Menon – A first-rate teacher of top-class practising lawyers
Thu, May 09, 2019

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

Tolerating the corrupt
Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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?
Fri, Feb 08, 2019

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
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

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

How Free at 70?
India needs a coalition
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

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
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Excerpts from a speech to new parliamentarians, July 31

Vice President Hamid Ansari’s secularism remarks: Say it again
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

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’
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

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
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

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

Hanging in Balance
Needed: Dialogue, statesmanship
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

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

India by his book, a testament to hope
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

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