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Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case
India

Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case

The idea that Parliament was a creature of the Constitution and draws its powers from it, is now well-established

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

Future of Citizenship Amendment Act should be decided in Supreme Court; stoking violent unrest will take India down dark path to perdition
Politics

Future of Citizenship Amendment Act should be decided in Supreme Court; stoking violent unrest will take India down dark path to perdition

At a time, when violence is rocking the country and global stock of India as a liberal democracy is plummeting, it would appear that rather than incite trouble, the BJP should use conciliation as the way forward, and let the Supreme Court determine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Act.

CAB protests in Assam: Authorities relax curfew in Guwahati from 9 am to 4 pm but offices remain shut
India

CAB protests in Assam: Authorities relax curfew in Guwahati from 9 am to 4 pm but offices remain shut

The curfew, imposed in Guwahati amid protests against the amended Citizenship Act, was relaxed on Saturday from 9 am to 4pm, police said

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Internet ban in parts of North East tantamount to muzzling voices of dissent
India

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Internet ban in parts of North East tantamount to muzzling voices of dissent

The Citizenship Amendment Act seeks to amend, among other things, the criteria for illegal immigrants

Sabarimala temple row: SC to hear Kerala woman's plea next week; activist Bindu Ammini had earlier said she was stopped from entering shrine
India

Sabarimala temple row: SC to hear Kerala woman's plea next week; activist Bindu Ammini had earlier said she was stopped from entering shrine

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear next week the plea of a Kerala woman who was allegedly prevented from visiting the Sabarimala temple despite the apex court's verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine

SC to hear next week plea of woman barred from entering Sabarimala temple despite apex court's nod allowing women of all age groups to visit shrine
India

SC to hear next week plea of woman barred from entering Sabarimala temple despite apex court's nod allowing women of all age groups to visit shrine

Recently a woman activist, Bindu Ammini, and one Fathima have been prevented from entering Sabarimala temple even after five-judge Constitution bench, by majority of four is to one, in its verdict delivered in September last year, had allowed girls, women of all age groups to visit Sabarimala in Kerala

Former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor vouches for third party intervention in Valley, wants Centre to fulfil aspirations of people forthwith
India

Former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor vouches for third party intervention in Valley, wants Centre to fulfil aspirations of people forthwith

The government is however prepared for the long haul and would not relax its grip until a peaceful situation prevails, which is unlikely in the foreseeable future owing largely to lack of political engagement with mainstream political parties.

Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
India

Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature

Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.

'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom
World

'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom

The US welcomed the reunification of Asia Bibi with her family in Canada, months after her death sentence in Pakistan was overturned.

PIL in SC on entry of women in mosques: Judiciary must balance freedom of religion and right to equality
India

PIL in SC on entry of women in mosques: Judiciary must balance freedom of religion and right to equality

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by a Muslim couple from Pune, praying that women be allowed to enter mosques.

TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issue
India

TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issue

PUBG and TikTok are just examples of new, immersive and disruptive activities in a rapidly evolving technological age. There are a variety of others on the horizon, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and driverless cars.

Ex-CJI Dipak Misra's argument in favour of non-criminalisation of marital rape insults institution of marriage
India

Ex-CJI Dipak Misra's argument in favour of non-criminalisation of marital rape insults institution of marriage

It’s safe to say that the non-criminalisation of marital rape remains the biggest blot on the face of fundamental rights jurisprudence in India.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Shivakumara Swami passes away, Opposition's rally and Ravi Shastri's legacy; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Shivakumara Swami passes away, Opposition's rally and Ravi Shastri's legacy; today's must-read stories

Shivakumara Swami passes away, Opposition's rally and Ravi Shastri's legacy; today's must-read stories

MeitY’s draft intermediary guidelines need a relook, but not at cost of fundamental rights
News & Analysis

MeitY’s draft intermediary guidelines need a relook, but not at cost of fundamental rights

The amended guidelines fail to actually contribute in any way towards resolving the problems at hand.

After Sabarimala verdict, Muslim women are all set to approach SC demanding entry to mosques, priesthood
India

After Sabarimala verdict, Muslim women are all set to approach SC demanding entry to mosques, priesthood

The Supreme Court verdict lifting a ban on the entry of women in the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple rekindled the hopes of Muslim women in securing their right.

Sabarimala verdict: Religion should be left to the faithful, but SC has full authority to protect fundamental rights
India

Sabarimala verdict: Religion should be left to the faithful, but SC has full authority to protect fundamental rights

In the aftermath of the Sabarimala verdict, it is important to ask: Since when did religion become more significant than the rule of law in the country?