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Sep 15, 2019
Timely push from SC, Narendra Modi's mandate indicate time is right for fresh look at Uniform Civil CodeA Uniform Civil Code for citizens — one law for one nation — has not been implemented even though it is enshrined in Article 44 of the Indian Constitution dealing with Directive Principles of State Policy, and 63 years have lapsed since the reformation of Hindu law in 1956
Jun 17, 2019
Simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha, state Assemblies untenable; smacks of attempt to impose one-party dominanceThe attempt to introduce simultaneous elections by diktat is a stealthy move towards reviving a polity dominated by one party and it must be resisted.
Mar 28, 2019
SC admits plea to bar candidates from contesting from more than one seat in Lok Sabha elections, EC backs demandThe Election Commission (EC) in an affidavit filed earlier in the apex court had quoted its 2004 proposals on electoral reforms and said that law should be amended to ensure that a person cannot contest from more than one seat
Mar 07, 2019
Kerala HC judgment shows divorce debate on 'irretrievable breakdown of marriage' must be revivedThe Kerala High Court recently observed that that a liberal approach needs to be adopted by courts while dealing with divorce applications based on mutual consent
Dec 24, 2018
Election Commission to ask Law Ministry to make false declarations grounds to disqualify candidate, push for more electoral reformsThe Election Commission (EC) will make a fresh push for electoral reforms with the government, including making filing of false declaration a ground for disqualification and putting a cap on expenditure by candidates in legislative council polls, in the coming days.
Nov 16, 2018
The Brahminisation of justice or why our English-only Supreme Court needs a taste of linguistic democracyThe privilege that English enjoys in the Supreme Court needs to be diluted in order to make its portals accessible to those who speak languages different from the clipped and accented English of foreign-educated but exorbitantly expensive lawyers
Nov 14, 2018
Remedy to pendency problem will help expedite disposal of cases and speedy justice to peopleThe pendency of cases in Indian courts is the biggest factor accounting to the slow and languishing pace of the case.
Sep 14, 2018
Hate speech in India: Media's rabble-rousing doesn't help cause, proves counter-productive to free speechThe problem of hate speech is compounded when propagated by members of the press. This is because unlike the situation where the person making the hate speech is a politician or an ordinary citizen/internet user, the media is expected to be comparatively neutral while reporting events.
Sep 03, 2018
Law Commission says over Rs 4,500 cr needed to buy new EVMs for 'imminent' simultaneous electionsThe Law Commission has said over Rs 4,500 crore will be needed to buy new EVMs and paper trail machines for "imminent" simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.
Sep 01, 2018
Uniform Civil Code 'neither necessary, nor desirable' at this stage, says Law Commission in consultation paperA uniform civil code is "neither necessary nor desirable" at this stage, the Law Commission said in a consultation paper on the last day of its term on Friday.