Articles by Raghav Pandey
Oct 06, 2018
SC allows deportation of Rohingya: Prashant Bhushan's arguments flawed as international laws hold no water in Indian courtsOn grounds of non-interference with the executive policy, the dualistic form of the State as well as the fact that India is non-signatory of the Refugee Convention, the Supreme Court is right in its judgment in allowing the deportation of the Rohingya refugees
Aug 25, 2018
As debate over simultaneous polls rages on, India should also consider presidential structure to fix policy lacunaeThe presidential form of government offers stability because the president at the Centre and governors at the state level, are directly elected for a fixed term, they are not bothered about the confidence of the Parliament.
Aug 11, 2018
Govt should stick to firm stand it took on triple talaq; diluting provisions of Act suggests complicity in strengthening status quoIt's in the absolute interest of the protection of fundamental rights of the victims of triple talaq that the act be criminalised.
Aug 09, 2018
Adultery law fails constitutionality test on equality and freedom of choice; SC must annul criminality clauseAdultery is not a crime in most of the European countries and at least half of the states in the USA. However, a few countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have still retained adultery as a capital offence
Jul 24, 2018
SC refers fresh plea against 'nikah halala': Legislature must step in, start large-scale overhaul of personal lawsThe Legislature must step in and start a large-scale overhaul of personal laws of all religions, to deal with unconstitutional practices like Nikah Halala.
Jul 10, 2018
SC hears challenge to Section 377: Govt's unclear stand makes it likely court will decriminalise homosexualityThe Supreme Court is again abreast with the challenge to the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Before delving into the question of the constitutionality of Section 377, a brief context about the provision is in order.
Jul 04, 2018
Supreme Court verdict in Delhi vs Centre power tussle is sound, but question of city's constitutionality remainsThe Supreme Court verdict says that Delhi's elected government has the real power, not the lieutenant-governor.
Jun 21, 2018
'BJP wants to neutralise terrorists, spur development during Governor's Rule in J&K': Ram Madhav to FirstpostRam Madhav said that Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir shouldn’t be seen only from a military perspective, and that the government seeks to pursue talks.
Jun 20, 2018
BJP-PDP end alliance: Successful anti-terror measures in Jammu and Kashmir taken by Centre had political costs for MehboobaThe alliance between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) was never something which one would call a natural alliance.
Jun 16, 2018
UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir is tilted heavily in Pakistan's favour, ignores need for army actionThe UN report dedicates 33 pages on alleged human rights violations by India in Kashmir and a mere seven on the same by Pakistan.