Articles by Ajay Kumar
May 19, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: As per ICJ verdict, Pakistan may have to provide first 'proof of life' to IndiaOn Thursday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Provisional Measures in the Jadhav Case (India versus Pakistan). The court ordered that Pakistan take "all necessary measures at its disposal" to prevent the execution of the Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav
May 18, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Former Indian naval officer safe for now, but Pakistani court system holds keyAt the outset we need to note one important thing, the court has on Thursday not commented on the merits of India's case.
May 16, 2017
Triple talaq: Court decision will not give Muslim women relief, matter is best left to ParliamentWhat is marriage? What is divorce? These two questions are at the heart of the debate the country is currently having over triple talaq.
May 16, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at the ICJ: A fundamental reason why India will lose this caseMonday's hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the International Court of Justice at the Hague may appear to be a victory for India in terms of political points scored back home, but there were some key legal issues that Pakistan did point out that require our consideration
May 06, 2017
2012 Delhi gangrape verdict: Death penalty for the convicts doesn't punish a society steeped in patriarchyThe Supreme Court, on Saturday, upheld the conviction of four persons who were charged with raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in New Delhi, thereby bringing an end to the legal battle that followed the 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
May 04, 2017
Aadhaar debate: Govt putting billions at risk by claiming they don't have 'absolute right' over their bodiesThe Government of India feels Indians don't have an absolute right to their own biometric data when it comes to Aadhaar cards. This proposition would imply that the Centre could lawfully do as it pleased with the biometric data of an individual
Apr 21, 2017
Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in IndiaIndia is a democracy and citizens have a constitutionally guaranteed right to a freedom of speech and expression which they can enforce via the Indian court system.
Apr 17, 2017
Indian Army's use of human shields dehumanises locals and dishonours traditionNo matter what the circumstances are, the Indian Army in Kashmir cannot resort to using human shields in the furtherance of a military objective.
Apr 11, 2017
Pakistan sentences Kulbhushan Jadhav to death: Ajmal Kasab was treated better than so-called Indian spyJadhav pleading guilty to the charges levelled against him makes the entire process look dubious. Why would a person plead guilty to a death sentence?
Apr 07, 2017
Tibetans in India: It's time to amend the citizenship act and give them clarity about their statusTibetans have made India their home since 1959 when they crossed the Himalayas along with their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Fleeing the Chinese invasion of their homeland, the Tibetans have become an ubiquitous part of Indian life. It is hard to miss their influence in our cities and the Dalai Lama has become inseparably associated with how most Indians view Buddhism.