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VARIETY

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National register of citizens, Caa, Supreme Court, Citizenshipamendmentact

Why Supreme Court faces a balancing act with Citizenship Amendment Act

The apex court's anodyne order has left the question of the constitutional validity of the CAA wide open.

POLITICS

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Uddhavthackeray, Amitshah, Shivsena-ncp-congress alliance, BJP

Maharashtra voters can't complain. They have got entertainment worth every penny

The political parties seem to have arrived at a tacit understanding that if they can't form the government, the voters must at least get nail-biting entertainment.

VARIETY

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Wajahat habibullah, Supreme Court, RTI

How SC has taken a new approach to RTI

In accepting to be under RTI, the court is virtually telling the citizen, RTI brings along with it the burden of citizenship as interpretation.

POLITICS

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Babri Masjid, Supreme Court, Ayodhya verdict, Rammandir

Ayodhya verdict: Justice for all, loss to none

The basis of the verdict delivered is not faith or belief system but, purely and clearly, the law of the land.

VARIETY

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Democracy, Indian penal code, Supreme Court, Sedition

Why should Indians continue to live under the shadow of sedition?

Indian democracy must consider whether the offence of sedition itself must be abolished.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Bommai verdict, Brexit, Boris johnson

Lessons for India from a UK court verdict

The PM’s advice to the President has to be in the public domain as it represents the exercise of constitutional power.

POLITICS

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Unnao victim critical, Supreme Court, Yogi Adityanath, Kuldeep Singh Sengar

For Unnao rape victim, what good governance? If a CBI probe overseen by Supreme Court is her only hope, that says a lot

Kuldeep Sengar is finally expelled from the BJP and the UP authorities give the Unnao rape case sudden attention after the SC takes cognisance. The contrast with earlier is striking.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Asaduddin Owaisi, Arfa khanum sherwani, Triple talaq bill

Five Points on Triple Talaq: Critics like Arfa Khanum Sherwani opposing Triple Talaq Bill have no real ground

Instant divorce among Muslims is a barbaric practice that's been effectively banned. Naysayers to the Triple Talaq Bill have no real stand, except for an apparent dislike of the BJP.

POLITICS

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Lawlessness, Supreme Court, Mob violence, Lynching

I survived lynching: Such violence existed before this govt. But it cannot become normal. There are ways to stop this

I faced the fury of lynching attempts on myself. Such acts have a long, disturbed history which predates the Modi govt. But this govt could take on the responsibility of ending lynching.

VOICES

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Marriage, Supreme Court, Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia

Yogi Adityanath vs Prashant Kanojia: This is what could have really hurt Yogi ji

Prashant Kanojia is neither Yogi’s uncle, nor his aunt. Nor his neighbour, not his colleague, nor his beautician, nor his gym trainer. Then how could he pose that particular question?