legal

Death of justice

As the hanging of Nirbhaya’s rapists gets stalled, we must ask if we can get real about women’s safety or just float a bogey All concerns and campaigns for women’s safety sound vacuous and patronising when the commitment to it,

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SC to the rescue

Kerala’s suit on CAA in the top court may be an opportunity to clarify grey areas and assumptions around the new law Many may interpret the Kerala Government’s challenging of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court under Article 131

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A ‘private matter’ punishable by death

When the British introduced the blasphemy law in India in 1860, it did not carry the death sentence. Then how and when did the law mutate to claim more and more victims? The regime of 13th century king of France,

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Taxation reforms crucial

Taxation has been a weak area for the Central Government. Statutory compliances have reached a saturation level and some relaxation is needed in 2020 The year 2019 started with all political parties in election mode due to the general elections

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Handle sensitive issues carefully

The judiciary and the executive cannot be at loggerheads in a welfare State as it would make citizens jittery and lose faith in the system The kind of storm which the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019 has kicked up is, perhaps, unprecedented

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Make legal frameworks inclusive

The Transgender Rights Act indicates the many pitfalls in enacting legal frameworks without fully accounting for the realities and views of those they seek to protect Despite nation-wide protests, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, received presidential assent on December

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Implied powers and Constitutional limitations

Constitutional amendments made in bad faith prove tough to reverse when they become tools in the hands of political lobbies All Constitutions authored by nation-states from the 18th century onwards have their roots in what is often referred, by political

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Three cheers for Pakistan SC

Hats off to the judiciary for its death sentence to Musharraf. The Army must learn how to behave, instead of regarding itself above the law Pakistan Army officers and Pakistani Ministers seem enraged and are shouting themselves hoarse against the recent

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Govt should have timed CAA better

The pre-Budget period is critical for formulating the new economic path. CAA protests could derail the dialogue apart from lowering demand The nationwide conflict over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) could not have come at a worse time as economic activities are

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Many unanswered questions

It would be helpful if lawmakers choose to listen and readjust some principles when examining the Data Protection Bill, 2019 India has finally brought the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in the public domain. The legislation, which has been more than

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