Articles by Raghav Pandey
Jan 12, 2019
SP, BSP tie-up comes with in-built risks of Mayawati's fickle nature and history of bitter rivalry at groundBoth the SP and BSP are strong players in state politics, which means that there is a strong presence of both the parties on literally every seat in the state.
Dec 13, 2018
Congress won 8 of 39 Assembly polls under Rahul Gandhi; recent victories due to anti-incumbency, not strategyAssembly Election Results 2018: There is also no clear trend in the rise of the fortunes of the Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, be it the victories in Punjab and Karnataka, the performance in Gujarat or the wins in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan this week
Nov 26, 2018
Ayodhya ordinance: In light of manifest judicial inaction, Centre’s move can be questioned on morality, not legalityIn addition to the legality, it is also democratically expedient for the government to take a call on this issue.
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.