Issue of Bail: Relief to Sudha Bharadwaj is welcome. Prolonged imprisonment of other Bhima Koregaon accused must also be questioned

News: Bombay High Court granted bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case. Reasons behind the delay in bail, and what is the High Court’s observation on it? Under the Bhima Koregaon/Elgar Parishad case, the state opposed all bail pleas of the accused, even if some of them were ailing. Even the Bombay… Continue reading Issue of Bail: Relief to Sudha Bharadwaj is welcome. Prolonged imprisonment of other Bhima Koregaon accused must also be questioned

Supreme Court frowns upon ‘trend’ of acquittals in workplace sex misconduct cases on hyper-technical grounds

What is the News? The Supreme Court has expressed concern over a rising trend of courts invalidating proceedings into sexual misconduct at a working place on “hyper-technical” grounds. What was the issue? A constable at the Border Security Force had accused the head constable of sodomising (any form of the sexual act) in 2006. However,… Continue reading Supreme Court frowns upon ‘trend’ of acquittals in workplace sex misconduct cases on hyper-technical grounds

CJI’s remarks on a different accountability yardstick for judges is worrying

News: Chief Justice of India in his speech from Constitution Day (26th November), talked about the role of judiciary and executive in providing justice to people. What is the CJI’s viewpoint? Read here: Judicial Intervention to nudge exec, not usurp its role: CJI What were the changes done by the Supreme Court? According to the author, SC… Continue reading CJI’s remarks on a different accountability yardstick for judges is worrying

The judicial role in improving law making:  The key to revitalising India’s reservation system

Synopsis: Rushed laws sacrifice core ideals of constitutional democracy, the judiciary can play a crucial role in course-correcting the Parliament. Introduction Deterioration in the quality of debate has prompted demands for reform of legislative procedures. Speaking on the matter, while CJI suggested that intellectuals enter politics, the Judiciary itself can play a positive role in… Continue reading The judicial role in improving law making:  The key to revitalising India’s reservation system