An assessment of the new law introduced to appoint judges argues that it will make the judiciary subservient to the executive and thus throws a fundamental challenge to the Constitution and Indian democracy. The long-pending demands for transparency and accountability of judges and for making the judiciary more representative have been forgotten in these new…

Srinagar, July 09: Students Union Islamic University (SUIU) and some members of JNU Students Union Wednesday held a sit-in here at Lal Chowk demanding constitution of Sexual Harassment Committee at workplaces in State. Read More

In a momentous decision impacting the right to health and access to essential medicines the Delhi High Court, on 17 April 2014, directed the Government of NCT Delhi to provide free treatment to a five year old child suffering from Gaucher’s disease. Gaucher’s is a rare genetic disease that does not allow the body to…

New Delhi: In a significant development for the right to health in India, Justice Manmohan of the Delhi High Court took serious note of the limited availability of affordable treatment for persons with neglected diseases like Haemophillia and ensured that the State Government provide treatment free of cost, as part of its obligation under Article…

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The political parties have entered the fray to prepare for the 2014 Parliamentary elections. But the Election petitions in respect of 2009 elections are still dragging on. The Order in a case against Veldurai elected in the 2006 election from Cheranmahadevi came out only when he was campaigning for the 2011 elections. The cases filed…

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A High Court judge has chosen to tender a suggestion to the government to amend the Trade Union law to prohibit outsiders from assuming leadership in Trade Unions. It is indeed surprising that the judge has volunteered this opinion even though the central and State governments were not parties to the case. Such expressions of…

In a case that has the potential to break the binary gender norms of male and female in law and administrative practices in the country, the Supreme Court on 29th October, 2013 reserved its judgment on the question of recognition of identity of transgender persons in India. The Division Bench of Justice K. S. Radhakrishnan…

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 In a farewell function organized on his retirement from the Bench, Justice Suthanthiram had chosen to give his response to an opinion that it is not necessary to organize farewell functions at government cost and involving waste of human resources. He stated that, much like welcome function on taking charge, it is not wrong to…

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