Rajeev Dhavan

OPEN TO OPINION

Supreme Court lawyer.

POLITICS

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Truth is, Hindus treat cows badly. Now they have a licence to lynch

The new law restricting cattle trade presents the Sangh Parivar with a victory to oppress and question.

POLITICS

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Kashmir human shield: Major Gogoi’s actions were clearly criminal

It is a Nazi practice widely used in WW-II during the massacres in Poland and Belgium.

POLITICS

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SC is wrong in sending Justice Karnan to jail and gagging the media

In legal terms, prison may deprive a person of movement, but not his humanity or personal rights including free speech.

POLITICS

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I declare that I am prepared to die for reconstructing Babri Masjid

RSS and Hindutva armies may win elections with slogans, but beneath is an embattled society reviving communal hate.

POLITICS

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CJI Khehar is a short-term judge, his short cuts are dangerous for Supreme Court

Vacations are essential unless you want a neurotic judiciary supported by fatigued lawyering.

POLITICS

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Why Supreme Court's highway alcohol ban is judicial overreach

What the court should have done is leave it to the states.

POLITICS

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Assembly elections 2017: I mourn for Constitution but stand up for democracy

From EVMs to BJP's machinations in Goa and Manipur through governors, the polls were messy.

POLITICS

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By using sedition to stifle dissent, BJP is imitating British Raj in the name of nationalism

From Haryana University (over Mahasweta Devi’s play) to Ramjas to Jodhpur University, ABVP is creating havoc on university campuses.

POLITICS

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How the governor made a mess of Tamil Nadu

Vidyasagar Rao's lapses and mischief are self evident.

POLITICS

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SC versus government war over judicial appointments looks far from over

Any attempt to saffronise the judiciary must be closely watched.