Rajeev Dhavan

OPEN TO OPINION

Supreme Court lawyer.

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.

POLITICS

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Jallikattu must continue, but with conditions

Tamil Nadu is in peaceful rebellion and Tamilians will be prepared to accept the compromise position.

POLITICS

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A look at outgoing chief justice of India TS Thakur's controversial year

Thakur, a remarkably handsome man, failed in his diplomacy.

POLITICS

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Why I'm glad Najeeb Jung quit

What the outgoing L-G managed to do is turn the constitutional provisions for Delhi upside down.

POLITICS

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I got Jayalalithaa bail, she surpassed all politicians in India

The thought of Sasikala succeeding her destroys Jayalalithaa's legacy.