Articles by Shishir Tripathi
Oct 08, 2018
Delhi High Court orders CBI to file closure report on missing Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb AhmedNajeeb Ahmed went missing On 14 October 2016, following an alleged scuffle with some other students. As expected, it took no time for his disappearance to assume political overtones on the highly politicised JNU campus.
Oct 04, 2018
CJI Ranjan Gogoi's tenure will be watched for manner in which he ensures 'course correction' in judiciaryThe country shall see how Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi uses the "force and "will" of his judgment to uphold the spirit of the Constitution.
Sep 28, 2018
Sabarimala verdict: SC upheld Constitution in letter and spirit by giving preference to equality in recent judgmentsChief justice of India Dipak Misra, through powerful judgments in Section 377 case, Section 497 case and now the Sabarimala temple entry case not only pronounced legal verdict that tends to correct certain ‘legal’ wrongs, but also unleashed a spree of social reforms
Sep 25, 2018
Supreme Court ruling on lawyer-politicos: These professionals have enjoyed double employment since first Indian govtThe Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to have politicians barred from practicing law, saying that there was no legislation to bar them from taking up both jobs.
Sep 06, 2018
Section 377 verdict: SC restores inclusiveness, liberates LGBTQ community from 'societal pariah and dereliction'While the 2009 judgment should be lauded for ensuring the ‘inclusiveness’, it is Thursday’s judgment by the highest court of the land that established individual liberty as the bulwark of democracy and made the widest possible interpretation of ‘morality’ and ‘freedom’.
Aug 24, 2018
Drug addiction in Punjab: NDPS Act is making convicts out of addicts instead of punishing peddlersAn entire generation in Punjab being ruined by drug abuse is a fact that became a matter of huge debate and controversy.
Aug 14, 2018
One Nation, One Poll: Argument of simultaneous elections being against federalism has political overtonesIt was in 1999 that the Law Commission of India headed by Justice BP Jeevan Reddy in its 170th report recommended simultaneous elections.
Aug 06, 2018
To tackle nepotism, bad appointments by collegiums, rigorous selection a must: Senior Advocate Rajeev DhavanWith the latest case of Justice KM Joseph, a new ground seems to be ready for the judiciary and executive to make new assertions of their powers with regard to judges' appointments.
Aug 03, 2018
Centre's decision to end impasse over Justice KM Joseph's elevation may help resolve judiciary-executive deadlockThe impasse created over the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court seems set to end soon
Aug 01, 2018
Supreme Court yet to acknowledge nepotism in judicial appointments, even as Centre seems intent on curbing itIt remains to be seen whether the Supreme Court will acknowledge the presence of nepotism in appointment of judges and initiate timely reforms.