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Justice Chelameswar, Prashant Bhushan, Judges bribery case, Supreme Court

Judges bribery case: Has Supreme Court damaged its reputation?

The clash between CJI Dipak Misra and justice J Chelameswar has created a crisis of institutional credibility for the apex court.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Prashant Bhushan, Dipak Misra, CJI, Supreme Court

Judges bribery case: Why the crisis seems far from resolving

The court said the conduct of Prashant Bhushan was 'unethical' and amounted to 'forum shopping'.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Prashant Bhushan, Dipak Misra, CJI, Supreme Court

India cannot afford a lesser respected Supreme Court

The bar and bench need to lean on the other, to enhance institutional integrity and judicial discipline.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Dipak Misra, Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India, Justice Chelameswar

Why Indian judiciary shouldn't have let the fight spill out onto the street

The Supreme Court is too important to wash its linen in public (or indeed privately in public view).

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Supreme Court, Periods, Menstruation

Why Supreme Court must not see temple ban on menstruating women as 'tenet of religion'

It is deplorable that India is still struggling with these retrograde, unscientific and irrational beliefs.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
NJAC, Judiciary, Prashant Bhushan, Dipak Misra

How a clash between the two topmost judges of Supreme Court undermined Indian judiciary

The high drama over Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal’s petition was as much about judicial protocol as it was about the spirit of the apex constitutional institution.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Banks and telcos, Aadhaar linking, Supreme Court

Aadhaar link: SC wants telcos and banks to mention deadline, but doesn't stay sending of texts

Even the judges it seemed were a tad upset about being spammed with messages on mandatory UID updation.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Supreme Court, Love Jihad, NIA, Hadiya case

Courts raising ‘love jihad’ bogey is a breach of women’s fundamental rights to religion and privacy

After Kerala High Court, it’s the turn of Rajasthan HC to entertain a plea that’s essentially against interfaith marriage.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Electoral politics, Corruption

SC moving in to fast-track criminal cases against MPs and MLAs is a step in the right direction

As many as 1,581 pending cases against netas indicate a huge backlog and institutional impunity that politicians end up enjoying.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
NIA, Supreme Court, Love Jihad, Hadiya case

Hadiya case exposes our deep-rooted misogyny

Although women are given equal rights, their bodies and sexuality remain the battleground for cultural war.