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Supreme Court judgment galvanises India's steel frame
Oct 31, 2013

Supreme Court judgment galvanises India's steel frame

A landmark judgment by the Supreme Court on Thursday is what the doctor ordered to galvanise India's moribund steel frame. Between the lines, the apex court tells a distraught citizenry, running from pillar to post even for basic delivery of services, that babus (government servants) needn't cower before the political master -- they can shape up.

Supreme Court overturns affirmative action in America
Jul 20, 2023

Supreme Court overturns affirmative action in America

Despite the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court, many believe that the overturning of race-based admissions would have a limited impact on existing

Supreme Court’s decisive move to improve justice delivery system
Dec 16, 2019

Supreme Court’s decisive move to improve justice delivery system

There is a huge backlog of cases that are awaiting to be heard and processed for final verdicts.

Inter-linking of rivers: Making the Supreme Court order work
Feb 29, 2012

Inter-linking of rivers: Making the Supreme Court order work

In a reforms-minded India, where subsidies have become a 'bad word' for some policy-planners, questions will be asked on making a massive project on inter-linking of rivers to pay for itself, post facto.

Kejriwal case in Supreme Court and its implications
Apr 09, 2014

Kejriwal case in Supreme Court and its implications

Congress and BJP's answer to the Supreme Court's question on Arvind Kejriwal's petition, challenging the imposition of President's rule in Delhi, may have the potential to rearrange the political landscape.

Maldives: Supreme Court orders fresh polls
Oct 08, 2013

Maldives: Supreme Court orders fresh polls

Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik had indicated in a national address last week that he would transfer power on 11 November. Yet, the Supreme Court's observation may have thrown up an eminently avoidable possibility.

Nepal: Supreme Court’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament and the emerging situation
Feb 26, 2021

Nepal: Supreme Court’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament and the emerging situation

The entire course of national politics has changed with the advent of the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Sri Lanka: All eyes on Supreme Court again
Nov 26, 2018

Sri Lanka: All eyes on Supreme Court again

Should the President and Parliament fail to find a solution, the ball may go back to the Supreme Court.

The Equustek decision of the Canadian Supreme Court is a victory for the Internet
Jul 20, 2017

The Equustek decision of the Canadian Supreme Court is a victory for the Internet

The Internet serves as a unique prospect for empowerment and a powerful tool for realising the freedom of expression.

The Facebook ‘Supreme Court’: Setting realistic expectations
Oct 19, 2019

The Facebook ‘Supreme Court’: Setting realistic expectations

There are serious concerns about the scope of powers that the Board has been given. Even though the Board’s decisions on individual cases are bindin

US Supreme Court ends discrimination at Harvard, but the political battle rages on
Jul 05, 2023

US Supreme Court ends discrimination at Harvard, but the political battle rages on

Christian majoritarian Democrats hope to bring back the institutionalised racial-religious bias—this harms democracy in the US.

2024 च्या यूएस निवडणुकीचा अनिश्चित मार्ग
Jan 31, 2024

2024 च्या यूएस निवडणुकीचा अनिश्चित मार्ग

यूएसला सध्या राजकीय विभाजन आणि प्रशासनाबाबत असंतोषाचा �

A century of giving up beef: Muslims demand nationwide ban on cow slaughter
Aug 12, 2019

A century of giving up beef: Muslims demand nationwide ban on cow slaughter

The majority of Muslim leadership in India has, all along, been always in favour of a nationwide ban on cow slaughter, but somehow successive regimes

A soft coup in Islamabad: Army the clear winner
Aug 02, 2017

A soft coup in Islamabad: Army the clear winner

The Supreme Court's decision has given a huge jolt to the fragile democratic system. And, Sharif's political legacy is lying in tatters.

Adopting the One Health approach
Apr 05, 2024

Adopting the One Health approach

Constitutional provisions for the right to health cannot be realised without integrating frameworks for the health of people and the planet.

Ayodhya: Politics, law and tactics
Nov 09, 2019

Ayodhya: Politics, law and tactics

Ayodhya was never merely a title suit. It was a claim about dominance, restitution, identity and history.

Bhullar case verdict and after
Apr 26, 2013

Bhullar case verdict and after

In the 'Bhullar case', the Supreme Court could now be construed to have applied the 'reasonable restriction' theory in the larger application of Article 14 of the Constitution, promising 'equality before law and the equal protection of the laws'.

Cauvery is a national river, no state owns it
Feb 19, 2018

Cauvery is a national river, no state owns it

Much in departure to this existing thinking of water being State subject, thereby, leading to divergent definitions of property rights, the Supreme Court has observed that water of the Cauvery river was a “national asset and no single state could claim ownership over it”.

Completely overhaul civil aviation sector: Experts
Dec 23, 2008

Completely overhaul civil aviation sector: Experts

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and ORF trustee Lalit Bhasin moots a comprehensive law to replace the obsolete Aircraft Act of 1934

Constitutional and political disconnect necessary for Nepal's stability
Aug 17, 2010

Constitutional and political disconnect necessary for Nepal's stability

Ms Menaka Guruswamy, Supreme Court lawyer, who has been associated with Constitution making in Nepal, outlined four major areas of divergence in Nepalese Constitution. Federalism is one such area which is highly contested.

Costly flip-flops over ban on firecrackers
Oct 12, 2017

Costly flip-flops over ban on firecrackers

The CPCB has yet to submit the report due on January 11, 2017, on the air pollution impact.

Coup by Court — The Pakistani Army's new modus operandi
Sep 12, 2017

Coup by Court — The Pakistani Army's new modus operandi

In earlier coups, the Army used the Court as an afterthought to "justify" its actions. Now for the time the Court was used as the first port of call

COVID-19 could be Modi’s reform moment
Jun 05, 2020

COVID-19 could be Modi’s reform moment

If a crisis was needed to reform a nation, perhaps COVID-19 it is. Recall the 1991 reforms, when India was facing a balance of payments crisis. The crisis pushed the Indian state into action and economic reforms were quickly ushered in.

Death for an academic: Pakistan’s blasphemy law again in global focus
Dec 27, 2019

Death for an academic: Pakistan’s blasphemy law again in global focus

The blasphemy law under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code is a prime example of savagery a modern nation could impose on its citizenry with leg

Decoding the ban on irrational fixed-dose combination drugs in India
Nov 29, 2018

Decoding the ban on irrational fixed-dose combination drugs in India

In September this year, the Government of India banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 Fixed-Dose Combination drugs (FDCs) after a protracted legal battle with manufacturers. The ban followed a report by a Supreme Court-mandated experts’ panel that not only was there no therapeutic justification for the ingredients in these drugs, but they can in fact pose health risks. This paper argues that the move against “irrational” and

Devas v. Antrix: Lessons for India in Navigating Bilateral Investment Treaty Disputes
Aug 14, 2023

Devas v. Antrix: Lessons for India in Navigating Bilateral Investment Treaty Disputes

In Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd v. Antrix Corporation Ltd, the Supreme Court of India has upheld the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order winding up Devas Multimedia Ltd on the grounds of fraud. Antrix is the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and Devas is a multimedia services company. The decision comes at a crucial time, as foreign investors of Devas are endeavouring to attach Indian assets

Displacement and surveillance of sex workers in India
Jul 29, 2022

Displacement and surveillance of sex workers in India

Regulations brought in related to sex work need to go beyond people who are forced into the profession to also be inclusive of the people who enter th

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict
Jan 07, 2023

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict

Does the Supreme Court demonetisation majority verdict erode the institutional autonomy of RBI?

End in Sight to Political Crisis in Maldives?
Aug 13, 2010

End in Sight to Political Crisis in Maldives?

With the Opposition-dominated Parliament passing the Judges Bill and the Government coming up with a consensus list of seven Supreme Court Judges that too was passed, there is now hope about an early end to the constitutional deadlock that had engulfed Maldives over the past weeks.

Impact of the same-sex marriage ruling on US elections
Aug 01, 2015

Impact of the same-sex marriage ruling on US elections

Although the issue of same-sex marriage may have been settled legally with the Supreme Court verdict, politically, it remains volatile. Since the ruling, reactions of the 2016 Presidential candidates have been deeply polarised, indicating the potential of the issue to become a determining factor in the run-up to 2016.

Imran’s innings end, but Pakistan’s troubles don’t
Apr 08, 2022

Imran’s innings end, but Pakistan’s troubles don’t

Pakistan will continue to be at sixes and sevens even if Imran Khan is on his way out.

India's telecom sector is staring at decimation, thanks to state action
Oct 30, 2019

India's telecom sector is staring at decimation, thanks to state action

The Supreme Court has ordered the companies to pay the government not just the dues but a hefty penalty -- as well interest on both

India’s dilemma in Maldives
Feb 13, 2018

India’s dilemma in Maldives

Maldivian President Yameen Abdullah Gayoom’s rejection of the Supreme Court’s decision to release the jailed opposition leaders to ensure a free and fair presidential elections later this year has brought to head the country’s brewing estrangement with its traditional ally, India. India faces a dilemma: How must it deal with the situation in Maldives? This report examines India’s options in the context of China’s expanding power in the

India’s political funding mess
Oct 13, 2017

India’s political funding mess

Political parties have put up strong resistance to electoral reforms, notwithstanding appointing committees and commissions from time to time.

Interstate river water disputes: Chasing ambiguities, finding sense
Oct 15, 2020

Interstate river water disputes: Chasing ambiguities, finding sense

It is critical to understand the context that facilitated the genesis and prolonged lingering of water conflicts in India — in order to declutter th

Introspection Time in Fonseka's Case?
Oct 05, 2010

Introspection Time in Fonseka's Case?

Not all is lost for Fonseka, as yet. He has every right to move the Supreme Court in every case against him, civil or military. The temptation for keeping the political pot boiling is also there, but that will not change the course of the legal and judicial processes.