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Monday, June 21, 2021

Indira Jaising

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

Soli Sorabjee: defender of free speech
Sat, May 01, 2021

Indira Jaising writes: We have lost him at a time when our civil and political rights are endangered. His contribution would have mattered to the country

Closure, not revenge: The goal of justice should be to heal the victim. Let’s debate how to do that
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

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.

Men of law, not faith
Mon, Mar 11, 2019

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
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

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

Removing biases
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

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

Crime and consent
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Right to privacy judgment finally consigns the Emergency to the past

Victim in the dock
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

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’
Sun, May 07, 2017

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
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

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
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Shyamala Pappu fought for the rights of the aam aadmi

These acts of transfers have not inspired confidence in the judiciary
Thu, May 05, 2016

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.

Express Blogs
NJAC verdict: Arun Jaitley’s ‘tyranny of the unelected’ argument is of no relevance
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

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
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

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

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: 30 Years Later
Bhopal gas leak tragedy: Disaster in progress
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

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’
Mon, Dec 16, 2013

"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?
Mon, Dec 16, 2013

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

What workplaces owe women
Thu, Nov 28, 2013

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

Ten months later
Fri, Oct 25, 2013

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

Complainant in the dock
Mon, Sep 17, 2012

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

Home is where the law is
Thu, Sep 08, 2005

When the common minimum programme was first drafted, it had no mention of women’s issues. It was due to the vigilance of women’s g...

A marriage has four walls
Mon, Mar 28, 2005

It is not every day that there is good news from the Supreme Court for the rights of women. When there is, it becomes an occasion to celebra...

1984 in the life of a nation
Mon, Nov 01, 2004

Twenty years in the life of a nation is not too long a time. Today is the 20th anniversary (if one can call it that) of the massacre of Sikh...

Laws for the daughter-in-law
Wed, Oct 08, 2003

When asked, ‘‘What objection do you have to Section 489A being made compoundable?’’ my first reaction was: public memory...

From Mathura to Anjana
Wed, Jan 20, 1999

While some of us are still in the process of wishing each other a happy new year, Anjana Mishra has been gang raped in Cuttack. Her only ...