A gradual, but undeniable, progression has transitioned Indian judiciary from its positivist rigidity, to an era of fluid, pervasive involvement in governance and law-making. Through the course of this article, Sarthak Sethi establishes the same through an analysis of the facet of Judicial appointments.
Praneeta Tiwari writes on the current system of judicial appointments and critically analyses it and poses an alternative of merit as the basis for judicial appointments.
Debby Jain writes about the customary practice of a woman changing her surname upon marriage and how it consequently contravenes the basic principles enshrined under Article 15.
Preetham Jude Correa from Symbiosis Law School, Pune delineates the myriad of legal complexities that have arisen in India's approach in dealing with the pandemic.
Nikunj Maheshwari and Kapil Shrivastava Background In what may be diligently called as a political coup de tat, the Kamal Nath government in the State of Madhya Pradesh was toppled in the early weeks of March, even before his government could present the financial budget for the State. As a result of this political fiasco,... Continue Reading →
Dhanishta Mittal The Supreme Court, by exercising this power to grant relief to the disputing parties on multiple occasions, established a precedent, thereby diluting and undermining the authority of the statute which is silent on the matter concerned. Objection to the exercise of such plenary power is primarily because it leads to the framing... Continue Reading →
Anchal Bhateja Rights like the right to life under Article 21 are so cardinal that they cannot be subjected to derogations even during exigencies. The right to life has a wide amplitude and has been interpreted to include a plethora of rights within its ambit. The right to privacy which was read into Article 21... Continue Reading →
Khushi Sharma and Aarushi Kapoor The Coronavirus outbreak has been devastating to the extent of raising the fears of superpowers like the US which, despite being the claimant of an extremely developed health infrastructure in the world, is experimenting novel methods to put up a tough fight against COVID-19. Belonging to the genus of severe... Continue Reading →
Rahul Nair For the first time in the history of independent India, capital punishment was meted out to four convicts simultaneously, in a seven-year-old case of gangrape and murder of a young medical student of Delhi. This has sparked several debates regarding the constitutional validity and application of death penalty in India. In this post,... Continue Reading →
Akshat Trivedi The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in R v. The Prime Minister[i] was a landmark judgement in terms of common law jurisprudence on Parliamentary prorogation and its judicial review. Herein, the Supreme Court was called on to examine the constitutionality of the advice tendered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Her... Continue Reading →
Meghna Bhaskar Introduction Dissent has been iterated by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in the Bhima Koregaon case as the safety valve of a democracy. It is asserted by left-leaning civil liberty activists that the curb on freedom of speech and expression has become an institutional mechanism to police the opinions and curb lively debate and a... Continue Reading →
Anmol Mittal A spate of floods in a self-declared water-stressed country has shed light on the governance of water ‘resources’ in India. The assumption of control over Water by the Union is an encouraging sign. India, already a self-declared water-stressed country, faces an immense challenge. Behaviorally, there is not too much evidence to suggest that... Continue Reading →