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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

M R Shamshad

The writer is advocate-on-record at the Supreme Court of India

How to unclog the courts
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

More judges, timely filling up of posts in all levels of judiciary, fewer cases by the government could provide redress

Landmark Kerala HC judgement clarifies Muslim women’s right to initiate divorce
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

It states that the right to pronounce Khula, wife-initiated divorce, is absolute and no specific reasons are required to invoke it

Torture, an issue ignored
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The Government of India-constituted five-member committee, meant to propose reforms to criminal laws, must suggest ways to hold police accountable, provide legal redress to victims of torture

Tale of two protests
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

The executive and judiciary have invoked different principles while dealing with anti-CAA protests and the farmers' agitation

It is not for the law to decide on any other matter concerning marriage of two adults
Mon, Nov 16, 2020

Contemplating laws to regulate matrimonial relationships between two consenting adults would not be just against the constitutional guarantees but would offend the very notion of individuality and basic freedoms.

Police needs to be made accountable, and freed from grip of politics
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

Whenever the criminal justice process fails, there is an outcry for new laws. We have enough laws. What we lack is the honest implementation of existing laws.

Ayodhya — History will be the judge
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

The manner in which Muslims were dispossessed of Babri Masjid is a direct assault on logic, wisdom and the constitutional setup.

Courts must censure wrongful behaviour of the state
Sat, Apr 27, 2019

It is duty of the constitutional courts to make appropriate observations about inappropriate functioning of the state and its administration.