Editorials

To Beat or Not to Beat: Scratching Beyond the Surface

  The Council of Islamic Ideology, based in Pakistan, recently stirred a controversy with a legislation bill proposing that “a husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands." The Bill was followed by a...

Of JNU And The Intellectual Crisis: Beyond The Binaries

Enough has been said, written and debated over about the JNU row. We have seen the political mood go up and down, as a series of events unfolded before us on live television screens. Some of us looked at...

Returning of Awards: Political Ploy or Deep Cries Out?

The ongoing spate of academicians, writers and scientists returning their badges of honour in their respective careers, that has reached a significant high of more than 40 people lately, has sparked a new form of collective protest in the...

Sri Lankan War in Focus: U.N. Makes a Breakthrough

It’s really a rare and powerful phenomenon, in the parlance of the World politics, to have the noose tightened around the necks of white-collar criminals. United Nations, however, has been passionately up for such breakthroughs by laying bare the...

Kalam’s Journey to the Skies

“That man was made of something else!” quite a few of us exclaimed as we saw Kalam leave the mortal world. We, the mediocre average-thinking individuals that largely constitute the Indian society, precisely like to separate the leadership cult...

Aftermath of the Myanmar Ordeal: Its Legal and Political Repercussions

Indeed by displaying much determination, spirit and efficiency, the Indian Army successfully executed its mission to bring down the terrorists who had earlier killed around 20 army men in a military ambush in Manipur. The operation resulted in the...

Guardianship And Custody Laws In India Under Scrutiny: Towards Constructive Criticism

Man-made laws, unlike Divine laws, aren't timeless diktats. Essentially time-bound and space-bound, it is required of them to keep pace with the time and context they are set in. It’s a sign of a healthy, intellectually-driven society that legislation...

Anarchy In Democracy: Something’s Not Right!

Insights into the shaping of the new political landscape in India, with reference to Church vandalism in Haryana. Being a Muslim, having studied in a Christian Missionary school and befriended girls from Hindu and Sikh families, I had never really...

The Salman Khan Effect: Favoritism Thwarts Democracy Dynamics

"Be ye ever so high, the Law is above you", unless of course you are a Bollywood Biggie with a massive fan following. Salman Khan hit-and-run case that involved the actor crashing his Toyota Land Cruiser into American Express...

Goodbye 66A: Clarity Thy Name is Law

With the Apex Court striking down Section 66 A of the Information Technology Act 2000 that criminalised “offensive” messages through communication service, the proponents of Freedom of Speech are all overjoyed. Tweets kept pouring in huge numbers with hashtags...

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Sweden’s Idealistic Equality 

Introduction On 28th​ August, 2020 violent protests broke out in the southern Swedish city of Malmo after followers of far-right...

Gujarat HC Dismisses Petition to Allow Parsis to Perform Customary Funeral Rites; Says Fundamental Rights Are Subject to Public Order, Morality and Health

The Gujarat High Court dismissed the petition seeking directions from the Court permitting the petitioners to carry out funeral rites according to their religious practices and held that “the safety and the welfare of the State is the supreme law.”

Right of Senior Citizen to Exclusively Reside in Own House Must Be Viewed From Prism of Article 21: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court while holding that senior citizen’s have exclusive right to reside in their house stated that their children and children’s spouses are only licensees.

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Against Road Widening; Says God Will Forgive Us if Religious Institutions Are Affected by Road Development Projects

According to the Kerala High Court, the petitions had raised no valid point which proved mala-fide intentions or illegality on the part of the respondents.

SC Upholds the Order of National Green Tribunal Banning Firecrackers in Areas With Poor Air Quality

The Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the order of the National Green tribunal in banning the use of firecrackers during Covid-19 in areas with poor air quality. According to the Court it was the need of the hour.