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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Soli J. Sorabjee

The writer is a former attorney general of India.

The Constitution was founded on these
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Our founding fathers were driven by the learnings of the past, the turmoil of the present and the possibilities of the future.

The Limits Of Freedom
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Sedition law has been misused by over-zealous agencies. That’s no reason to scrap it

When a PM gave me counsel
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

And other memories starring leaders and lawyers

Be intolerant of intolerance
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Why the Supreme Court judgment in the case of ‘An Insignificant Man’ shows the way.

A duty to be tolerant
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The rise of intolerance is alarming. Dissent is smothered and self-censorship takes its place, endangering democracy itself.

Protect the dissenter
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

That is the state’s responsibility. It must punish those who violently target dissent

This thing called privacy
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

One salutary consequence is that the right to privacy cannot be curtailed or abrogated by merely enacting a statute but can be done only by a constitutional amendment after complying with certain constitutional prerequisites.

For the People
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

This erudite book illuminates how judicial review of legislation empowers and protects democracy.

The duty to practise tolerance
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

It should be expressly included and highlighted in the list of fundamental duties in our Constitution

What we need to guard
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Fundamental rights are no gifts of the state, the Constitution only confirms their existence.

A duty of tolerance
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Intolerance has a chilling effect on freedom of thought and discussion. It places democracy under siege.

Sedition law cannot be used against honest views, expressed peacefully
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

It is the need of the hour to contain the forces of bigotry and intolerance which pose a grave threat to our democratic secular republic.

A Merry Court
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The temples of justice are also home to moments of laughter.

A Rule Of Law Culture
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Rule of law must become a part of people’s everyday lives if it is to be safeguarded .

Taking terror to task
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Pakistan must stop offering specious alibis against prosecuting Hafiz Saeed.

On governors, go by reason not whim
Fri, May 23, 2014

In the past, the court has asked the government to show a compelling cause for removing a governor.

For the butcher,baker and dance bar girl
Sat, Jul 20, 2013

The SC’s judgment on Mumbai’s dance bars does well to refuse to countenance the specious distinction between different classes of performers and audiences

An overdue cleansing has begun
Fri, Jul 12, 2013

The Supreme Court has delivered a sterling judgment on convicted legislators. It could have gone further

Shocking bureaucratic bungling
Sun, May 05, 2013

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court which commuted the death sentence of the Assam murder convict Mahendra Nath Das

A brave judge
Thu, Apr 25, 2013

Justice Verma possessed that rare and lonely virtue: courage