Indira Jaising

The writer is former additional solicitor general of India. She also represented the gas tragedy victims.

Articles By Indira Jaising

Men of law, not faith

The Supreme Court seems to have learnt from its mistakes in Bhopal case while setting terms for Ayodhya mediation. However, it must relook at the panel.

Know thy judge

India’s institutions can learn from the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. The MeToo movement can help bring greater accountability in the judiciary.

Removing biases

Supreme Court verdict in Jarnail Singh case restores the principle that reservations are intended to achieve equality in representation.

Crime and consent

In reconsidering the constitutionality of Section 377, Supreme Court must affirm that criminal law has no place between consenting adults.

Right to Privacy: A Brake On Government

Right to privacy judgment finally consigns the Emergency to the past

Victim in the dock

Supreme Court order saying the law on cruelty against women is misused is based on erroneous conclusions drawn from NCRB figures that don’t reveal the whole truth. It needs to be revisited.

Special to the Express: ‘Who am I to take a life? Am I God, she would ask’

It was her commitment to gender justice which found Justice Seth a place on the Verma Committee, a task she completed with great accomplishment.

Stuck between 4 and 3

The SC verdict on the RPA is about reasonable restrictions on free speech. But appeals to identity by persecuted groups should not be seen as a violation of the principles of secularism

A Leader Among Lawyers

Shyamala Pappu fought for the rights of the aam aadmi

These acts of transfers have not inspired confidence in the judiciary

One institution alone cannot be expected to hold the flag of democracy high, but the judiciary succumbing to the expediency at the end of the day could prove to be one too many.

NJAC verdict: Arun Jaitley’s ‘tyranny of the unelected’ argument is of no relevance

The judiciary exists for the people of the country where each counts for one. Justice is a personalized dispensation to one solitary individual or a collective with a common interest such as a group of SC/ST or religious minorities.

No, prime minister

PM has talked down to the judiciary. His reference to ‘five star activists’ intimidates.

Bhopal gas leak tragedy: Disaster in progress

Bhopal is a reminder that crime knows no borders, punishment does.

‘When I tried to move away,he kissed my arm,repeated he loved me… Asked me to share room’

"The woman was a stenographer... The judge asked me to stay at the hotel and work all night."

Is this not what Section 354 is meant for,My Lord?

I have put forth the details — indeed they have shocked and shattered most of us.

What workplaces owe women

The law is clear on how to handle sexual harassment. But our most important institutions have been slow to catch up.

Ten months later

The system is as tilted against women as it was before December 2012.

Complainant in the dock

The sexual harassment law was passed,but lack of debate has left flaws