The writer is former additional solicitor general of India. She also represented the gas tragedy victims.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has laid down no sentencing policy except a negative one, “rarest of the rare”, which gives no guidance to a decision-maker on the goal of sentencing.
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.
India’s institutions can learn from the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. The MeToo movement can help bring greater accountability in the judiciary.
Supreme Court verdict in Jarnail Singh case restores the principle that reservations are intended to achieve equality in representation.
In reconsidering the constitutionality of Section 377, Supreme Court must affirm that criminal law has no place between consenting adults.
Right to privacy judgment finally consigns the Emergency to the past
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.
It was her commitment to gender justice which found Justice Seth a place on the Verma Committee, a task she completed with great accomplishment.
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
Shyamala Pappu fought for the rights of the aam aadmi
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.
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.
PM has talked down to the judiciary. His reference to ‘five star activists’ intimidates.
Bhopal is a reminder that crime knows no borders, punishment does.
"The woman was a stenographer... The judge asked me to stay at the hotel and work all night."
I have put forth the details indeed they have shocked and shattered most of us.
The law is clear on how to handle sexual harassment. But our most important institutions have been slow to catch up.
The system is as tilted against women as it was before December 2012.
The sexual harassment law was passed,but lack of debate has left flaws