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Higher Judiciary Needs to Take More Suo Motu Action
The higher judiciary must proactively exercise its powers to intervene suo motu to deal with a spate of incidents that rip the country's social and communal fabric.
M. A. Kalam
How Judicial Inaction is Killing Constitutional Faith with a Thousand Cuts
The Supreme Court has forgotten that its primary duty is to protect the citizen from the excesses of the state and its instrumentalities. The time is ripe for the judges to get down to their actual…
The Use and Abuse of Forensics
There is little scientific evidence for widely used forensic tools like truth serums, lie detectors, and brain fingerprinting. Their continued use in India for investigating crime is a new form of…
Gagan Preet Singh
Multiple disasters and mass catastrophes have been on display in the migrant crises following the Covid-19 lockdown. In its light, India’s constitutionalism might be called ‘Exodus Constitutionalism…
Migrants Workers, the Lockdown and the Judiciary
The millions of migrants who have lost their livelihoods have a fundamental right to a life of dignity. The refusal of the Government of India to provide comprehensive support and the Supreme Court’s…
Justice and Rights In Viral Contexts In India
There are dimensions of justice, human rights and constitutionalism that need to guide governments when there is a public health emergency as with Covid-19. The focus has to be on the right to health…
The Enduring Constitution
Two recent books that talk about India’s Constitution as a people’s charter and its transformative character remind us why it remains an enduring document.