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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?

Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs
India

Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs

The Sabarimala verdict clearly paves way for the Supreme Court’s positive interference in matters of religion when it can be demonstrated that the religious practices are opposed to constitutional morality and play a transformative and inclusionary role

Aadhaar verdict updates: Supreme Court ruling destroys legitimacy of the Act's stated purposes, say lawyers
India

Aadhaar verdict updates: Supreme Court ruling destroys legitimacy of the Act's stated purposes, say lawyers

Aadhaar verdict LIVE updates: The Supreme Court verdict on the Aadhaar Act, undermines the legitimacy of the Act, law experts have said. "This project has little or no legitimacy left. Massive legislative and structural changes will be required. I will be writing on bits of the judgement in the coming weeks."

'Majoritarian views, popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights': After 157 years, Section 377 is struck down
India

'Majoritarian views, popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights': After 157 years, Section 377 is struck down

The Supreme Court declared Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to be unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalises consensual sexual acts between adults whether homosexual or heterosexual

Adultery law fails constitutionality test on equality and freedom of choice; SC must annul criminality clause
India

Adultery law fails constitutionality test on equality and freedom of choice; SC must annul criminality clause

Adultery 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

Hanan Hamid trolled: Romanticising poverty merely devalues the fundamental right of a person to earn
India

Hanan Hamid trolled: Romanticising poverty merely devalues the fundamental right of a person to earn

She sold fish at the market after college hours to help pay for her fees. Her name is Hanan Hamid. She is 21. Why is this even a news story?

SC on Sabarimala women's entry: Judges say everyone should be allowed inside, no concept of 'private temple'
India

SC on Sabarimala women's entry: Judges say everyone should be allowed inside, no concept of 'private temple'

Women's entry inside Sabarimala temple should not be banned, the Supreme Court held. Justice DY Chandrachud said a women's right to pray was equal to a man's.

Shah Faesal tweet row: Conduct rules for employees shouldn't gag free speech
News & Analysis

Shah Faesal tweet row: Conduct rules for employees shouldn't gag free speech

Employee rights in times of social media are an equally important consideration in the private sector.

AIMPLB's Sharia courts announcement is an attempt to subvert rule of law to establish Islamic law
India

AIMPLB's Sharia courts announcement is an attempt to subvert rule of law to establish Islamic law

The attempt to establish Sharia courts in India is an attempt to establish a private parallel judicial system which cannot be permitted by law

Rahul Gandhi says opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to Jammu and Kashmir, damage will remain
India

Rahul Gandhi says opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to Jammu and Kashmir, damage will remain

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the "opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance" set fire to Jammu and Kashmir, killing many innocent civilians and brave soldiers, and that the damage would continue even if the state was put under central rule.

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif accuses Supreme Court chief justice of oppression, injustice
World

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif accuses Supreme Court chief justice of oppression, injustice

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday accused the country chief justice of rushing through the hearings in the three corruption cases filed against him, terming it an "extremely unfortunate" example of "oppression and injustice".

Uttar Pradesh’s Organised Crime Control Bill gives Yogi Adityanath government a tool for state terror and police excess
India

Uttar Pradesh’s Organised Crime Control Bill gives Yogi Adityanath government a tool for state terror and police excess

The Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Bill proposed by Yogi Adityanath government contains provisions which flagrantly contravene essential guarantees against the application of criminal law as laid down in the Constitution, and if passed could send the state closer to a reign of lawlessness and terror

Parliament Budget session: Bill to confiscate economic offenders' properties introduced in Lok Sabha
Business

Parliament Budget session: Bill to confiscate economic offenders' properties introduced in Lok Sabha

The government on Monday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha which provides for confiscation of properties of fugitive economic offenders

Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue that receipt of govt benefits cannot be at the cost of compromising fundamental rights
India

Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue that receipt of govt benefits cannot be at the cost of compromising fundamental rights

In summary, Kapil Sibal argued that this case was the most important case in Indian history since the ADM Jabalpur case.

AIMPLB says triple talaq bill is against Constitution and fundamental rights, vows to remove 'flaws'
India

AIMPLB says triple talaq bill is against Constitution and fundamental rights, vows to remove 'flaws'

Hitting out at triple talaq bill proposed by BJP-led NDA government for its "flaws", the AIMPLB vowed to work towards removing them

India's road to Republic: When judiciary had to draw the line which shaped the Constitution
India

India's road to Republic: When judiciary had to draw the line which shaped the Constitution

India had become a sovereign republic with a constitution of her own and the minute the Constitution came into effect, the Government realised, that it needed amendment.

How the Republic was born: BR Ambedkar-led Drafting Committee replaced the British monarch with the Constitution
India

How the Republic was born: BR Ambedkar-led Drafting Committee replaced the British monarch with the Constitution

When India was drawing up her Constitution, there weren’t too many examples for her to refer to as not many Constitutions at that point had stood the test of time.

Important Supreme Court cases must be live-streamed to promote 'open justice' and negate substandard legal reportage
India

Important Supreme Court cases must be live-streamed to promote 'open justice' and negate substandard legal reportage

If the court allows live-streaming it would only enhance the "majesty of the law" instead of diminishing it by clinging on to secrecy.

Indian govt failed to stop attacks on minorities which killed 10 in 2017, says Human Rights Watch report
India

Indian govt failed to stop attacks on minorities which killed 10 in 2017, says Human Rights Watch report

Human Rights Watch on Thursday said the Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities in 2017 which killed 10 people.

US-based Indian techie marries gay partner in Maharashtra's Yavatmal, police orders investigation
India

US-based Indian techie marries gay partner in Maharashtra's Yavatmal, police orders investigation

A US-based Indian engineer married his gay partner in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district on 30 December