The writer is a constitutional jurist and senior advocate to the Supreme Court.
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!”
With the passing of N R Madhava Menon, India’s legal fraternity has lost its teacher
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.
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.
When repressive laws were oppressively implemented, and the people looked in vain to the courts
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.
Excerpts from a speech to new parliamentarians, July 31
VP Ansari’s remarks on the need to protect minority rights have been made before. But they bear repeating.
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 resigned when Emergency was imposed — to little effect. India’s intelligentsia rationalised the tyranny
Because we cannot risk another judicial decision on appointments, writes FALI S. NARIMAN
Granville Austin documented the triumphs and strains of working a truly democratic constitution.