Sanjay R Hegde

Sanjay R Hegde is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court and tweets @sanjayuvacha.

Remedy for impeaching CJI can’t be worse than disease
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

The same Congress party, while in power and despite extreme provocation, refused to sack General V K Singh as Chief of Army Staff. General Singh had no constitutional protection, but as the head of an institution, the respect he commanded was institutional.

Kathua lawyers have no business defending rape accused outside court
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

When lawyers of the Lahore High Court showered rose petals on Mumtaz Quadri, the assassin of Pakistani politician Salman Taseer, we in India looked on in horror. This time, let us not give them a chance to say, “Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley….”.

A truly independent judiciary cannot be subverted from within or outside
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

 Appealing to the court of public opinion is a dangerous precedent, not to be easily resorted to.

Jaitley misunderstands SC on triple talaq; there is no deadline
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

After an electoral scare in Gujarat, the government has passed a hurriedly drafted and manifestly unjust legislation and used the Supreme Court judgment as an unsustainable alibi.

Any solution to the Rohingya problem must be based on mutual cooperation
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

But the question is whether such a solution can be found in time to prevent more death and despair

Right to Privacy: In Supreme Court verdict, freedom’s 7 takeaways
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Rarely has so momentous a judgment been delivered so emphatically. Court has indicated that contours of privacy defined by it aren’t limitations to the right, but foundations over which it will develop over time.

When freedom of the press is subject to Assembly privilege
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The power to imprison hasn’t been used by the House of Commons in a hundred years. But as the case of two Karnataka journalists shows, the Assembly’s order to jail them has a long and troubling history.

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