Ayodhya bhumi pujan: Would Lord Ram have sanctioned just war that caused mosque to fall by unjust means?
When it is recognised that the breaking of the mosque in Ayodhya was wrong, just restoration as ordered must be made before a temple may be built there; meaning that at the hour of inauguration, the only god there will be the one projecting himself as one
SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated
Virtual hearings have shown that matters can be heard quickly and disposed of quickly. Further, the barrier created by urgency, has ensured that only cases that truly belong in court are being brought to the court
The clip can be found online and, quite frankly, is really funny because it makes fun of a government that’s spending, what many taxpayers consider a lot of money, building a memorial for Shivaji. The clip in no way even hints at a joke about the man, only makes fun of the jingoism of his followers.
Vikas Dubey killing: How was a fleeing gangster shot in the chest? Why no handcuffs? Too many questions for UP Police to answer
Last Friday, eight police personnel were gunned down in an ambush when they went to try and arrest Vikas Dubey. After a manhunt, he was found on Thursday in Ujjain, and Friday morning he was dead
Custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and Fenix: Police reforms possible only when privileged class acknowledges their role in promoting broken system
A transparent police force that functions within the law will ensure broader social prosperity.
Who is an Indian citizen? Should all immigrants be naturalised? The problem of citizenship is a knot too hard to untie
In India today, the topic of citizenship has become a hot button issue thanks to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
CAA, NRC, Article 370 protests have called into question idea of India's secularism; answers lie beyond the Constitution
Saying India is secular because the Constitution says so is an appeal to authority. The people of India deserve the dignity of an argument for secularism
Citizenship Amendment Act: Mass awareness campaign need of the hour as misinformation on law fuels protests, serves vested interests
The fact is blatant misinformation about this Act has been spread by vested interests and this misinformation is bringing this country to the brink of a full-blown riot.
Meghalaya HC's 'Hindu Nation' opinion makes no sense: India should not ape Pakistan, it has been secular since pre-Independence days
The idea that India was ever meant to be a Hindu country is laughable and the high court's observations on this point, apart from being unwarranted, fly in the face of reason.
Vasundhara Raje must understand lynching isn't murder, even Supreme Court said so: Anti-lynching law is a must
Lynching is not merely an ordinary murder. Mob lynching, unlike murder, are done not to just attack the victim but to also send a broader social message that certain actions will be met with violent retribution.
Triple talaq ordinance entrenches women in marital patriarchy rather than freeing them; must be reconsidered
The ordinance is problematic for many reasons: the foremost of which is the criminalisation of the practice of triple talaq.
Banning books is draconian; govt may use its powers to clamp down but it will be thwarted by technology
Unless one turns into an effective police state like China, banning books is an exercise in futility.
Unlawful Activities Act: India's anti-terrorism law's ambiguous nature gives unreasonable power to authorities
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 is India's anti-terrorism law. The UAPA, along with the National Security Act, 1980, are the two swords of the law that are used to combat terrorism.
Abolishing Article 35A will dilute autonomy granted under Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir, breach UN resolution
Abolishing Article 35A would unilaterally take away certain constitutional guarantees offered to Jammu and Kashmir residents at the time of Delhi Agreement of 1952.
The closest example to this level of social media monitoring is not really seen in the democratic world.
Shashi Tharoor to stand trial in Sunanda Pushkar death case: Here's what the MP is being charged with
Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor was summoned by a Delhi court on Tuesday as an accused in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
Floor test in Karnataka Assembly today at 4 pm: SC must guard against overreach, trying to run the House
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the selection of KG Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker to preside over the vote of confidence today
Karnataka Assembly floor test: Speaker's role crucial, but battle only prelude to summer's political potboiler
The Supreme Court has ordered that the Karnataka Assembly vote on a confidence motion on the BJP government on Saturday.
Karnataka polls: As BJP, Congress and JD(S) scramble for support, the anti-defection law will play a crucial role
If the Congress and JD(S) issue a whip to vote against the confidence motion for the government and certain legislators defect, they will lose their seats.