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Thursday, December 09, 2021

P B Sawant

The writer is a former judge of the Supreme Court

Law must be amended to make it mandatory for defectors to seek fresh elections
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Toppling the governments and nullifying the verdict of the people, because of the lure of individual gains, has become normal practice. It is a matter of grave concern for those who want to save democracy and the Constitution.

Formation of State Government
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

It is the elected Speaker who ascertains the majority support for the party called upon to form the government, when it is in dispute.

Abrogation of Article 370 is illegal, the ongoing lockdown unsustainable
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

To our brothers and sisters in Kashmir, we should appeal not to mistake the government for the people of this country. They should believe in our goodwill and fraternity for them, notwithstanding the damage done to it by the present misadventure of our government.

The numbers don’t add up
Fri, Dec 28, 2018

The possibility that Aadhaar numbers can be misused is not theoretical

Repression As Distraction
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Arrest of dissenters is a way for government to shift focus from the discontent

Keep The Polls Apart
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Simultaneous elections go against the character of India’s federal polity

A Court Of Equals
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

The chief justice must involve senior judges when sensitive cases are to be decided

Case for extending the quota
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The demand for reservations by Marathas, Jats and Patidars should be considered seriously.

Laying a high office low
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Governors, with rare exceptions, have been acting as if they are employees of the Central government, at its behest and in the interests of the party or parties in power at the Centre.

Why common personal law?
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

It is desirable. Yet the insistence on it must be interrogated