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Judicial system, Supreme Court, NITI Aayog, Designthinking

How design-thinking can help justice delivery in the Covid era

At its simplest, justice delivery is about ensuring ease of access to mechanisms which embed justice in the everyday life of each and every citizen of that jurisdiction.

POLITICS

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Michelle bachelet, Supreme Court, Citizenship amendment act, Unhcr

Why India needs to be on the 'rights' side of the United Nations

When UN OHCHR sought to file an intervention application in the Supreme Court against CAA, the Indian government claimed that no foreign party has locus standi on CAA as it pertains to Indian sovereignty.

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Valentine's Day, Dipak Misra, Supreme Court, Decriminalisingelections

Decriminalising elections: Cleaning up the electoral process

Treat it as a Valentine's message to the people of India.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.