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Opinion  /  Published 05.05.22

Wise counsel: SC's vaccine stance

The Supreme Court has made it clear that Covid-19 jabs cannot be forced. This lays bare the emerging tensions between public health and public rights. The matter is intriguing. But the apex court has ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

The dignity of sex workers

Gangubai Kathiawadi, an upcoming biopic, brings the sorry plight of sex workers out into the limelight. The movie is based on the life of a mafia queen who ruled her area, Kamathipura in Mumbai, ...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.21

The case for free speech

The contest between freedom of speech and ‘reasonable restrictions’ on it is a mature one. The dilemma of liberal democratic societies lies in their ambition to strike a balance between fr...
By Anita Tagore

India  /  Published 16.07.21

SC: Can't allow Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 on whether it would reconsider its decision to hold a symbolic Kanwar Yatra in the state, saying the right to li...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

Editorial: Misty past

It is never easy when there is no defined law on an issue. The right to be forgotten, for instance, has become an urgent theme, since the internet, databases and social media platforms can retain pers...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 25.10.19

Supreme Court plea for joint child custody rights

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on an NRI’s plea for a uniform law that would favour granting joint child custody rights to both the parents in matrimonial disputes.Suloch...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 29.04.20

Gauhati High Court seeks status report

The Aizawl bench of Gauhati High Court on Wednesday asked the deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police of Aizawl district to submit a “status report” on Saturday’s incident in which...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

North East  /  Published 27.03.20

PIL seeks apex court’s directive

A city-based lawyer, in an e-public interest litigation (PIL) filed before the Supreme Court on Friday, urged the apex court to give guidelines and instructions to state governments, police and the pu...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.03.20

Plea to release ‘declared foreigners’

Justice and Liberty Initiative, an Assam-based organisation which provides legal aid, has written to the Chief Justice of India to release “declared foreigners” from detention centres of Assam in ...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

India  /  Published 06.12.19

6 grounds for the police to shoot

Indian laws do empower police personnel and civilians to kill another person, provided the right to self-defence is involved.However, Article 21 of the Constitution says that no person can be deprived...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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