Rajeev Dhavan

OPEN TO OPINION

Supreme Court lawyer.

POLITICS

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Why JS Khehar was arguably one of the worst Chief Justices of India

Some 'weak' Chief Justices made it a point to educate themselves. Not Khehar.

POLITICS

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How governments manipulate India's Constitution

Democracy cannot override constitutional balances.

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Ram Nath Kovind’s election was fixed. It brings no honour to India

Our Constitution, along with a devalued presidency, has been on drift for too long.

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In memory of Justice Bhagwati, great architect of Indian law and my friend

The former Chief Justice of India was not just an architect of ideas but ensured a rigorous pursuit of juristic techniques.

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Death penalty is unacceptable, even for rape cases like Nirbhaya

In a society which is vitriolic, divided and revengeful, India has not found an honest method to resolve these controversies which are soaked in revenge.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.