articles by Prarthana Kashinath

India

By failing to curb Tushar Mehta's remarks against 'prophets of doom' who flagged migrant crisis, SC displays fallibility

Mehta questioned the patriotism and credentials of those who attempted to draw attention to one of the most tragic humanitarian crises in post-Independent India and referred to them as "prophets of doom"

India

Centre's adoption of coercive federalism over co-operation with states has hampered response to COVID-19, migrant crisis

In six years of being in power, the present regime has systemically jolted the edifice of India’s federalism.

India

In times of COVID-19, Kerala HC has consistently stepped up to uphold fundamental rights, even for animals

Amid the advancing pandemic and its repercussions, one such institution that is persistently living up to its expectation is the judiciary at the regional level. Among others, the Kerala High Court has been pronouncing some of the finest, and measured judgments, most notable for its compassion, while defending diverse rights of citizens

India

J&K Public Safety Act militates against natural justice; HC's refusal to intervene in bar council chief's case gives law greater impunity

Under the PSA, the government detains a person; the same government hears the detenu’s representation against such detention; and the same government (via the Advisory Board) determines if there was a sufficient case for detention.

India

SC urges rethink of Speaker's disqualification powers: Why plumping for 'impartial tribunal' to deal with political turncoats is no panacea

Last week, the Supreme Court pronounced a significant judgment in relation to the Speaker’s power to disqualify members of the legislative Assembly on account of defection.