Articles by Alok Prasanna Kumar
Apr 12, 2018
PIL questions CJI Dipak Misra's powers as master of rosters: Supreme Court's judgment raises more questions than it answersAll of this would have been a bit convincing if perhaps the Supreme Court had not itself expressed doubts about how the CJI can be placed above the Constitution.
Apr 03, 2018
Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act represents overreach, betrays Constitution itselfThe "acknowledged abuse" of the Atrocities Act stands on a somewhat flimsy factual footing
Feb 23, 2018
Three-judge Supreme Court flip-flop shows top court's credibility again under threat; CJI Misra must accept onusDipak Misra's conduct as CJI has been far more damaging to the institution than any other threat the SC has faced in its history.
Feb 02, 2018
Simultaneous elections in India: Hard to see tangible benefits, but list of drawbacks continues to growIs India headed towards a system of simultaneous state Assembly and Lok Sabha elections every five years?
Jan 05, 2018
FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid: Indian police system needs to break free from colonial hangover, political mastersThe FIR seems like an attempt at trying to change the well-documented sequence of facts of what happened on 1 January at Bhima Koregaon.
Oct 28, 2017
Judiciary vs executive: Is the country's Constitution becoming a victim in this pursuit for supremacy?What the "debate" about "judicial overreach" actually obscures is this sorry fact: that increasingly, the executive and the judiciary find themselves on the same page when it comes to trampling all over the Constitution.
Aug 25, 2017
Supreme Court verdict debunks view that technology has rendered privacy obsoleteThis argument, that technology has rendered privacy obsolete or less important, has been expressly rejected by the SC judges in their opinions.
Apr 14, 2017
No democracy without the courtsA democracy is more than that. It is first and foremost a system of government, and not just the whims of whoever enjoys political power. That means adherence to the procedures and principles enshrined of the Constitution of India while governing.
Apr 03, 2017
Supreme Court demand to record HC trials is a good first step, but a lot depends on implementationIn the Indian context, the Supreme Court of India has just taken the first step towards making audio-visual recording of court proceedings the norm
Feb 22, 2017
Jayalalithaa DA case: Supreme Court judgment shows judges' tendency to be verbose in 'visible cases'While reading Justice Amitava Roy’s concurring opinion in the J Jayalalithaa DA case, one cannot help but think that it is some sort of an elaborate joke.