Rajeev Dhavan

OPEN TO OPINION

Supreme Court lawyer.

POLITICS

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Rebuild Babri Masjid. Admit there's no proof to show Lord Ram was born on the exact spot

Kapil Sibal is right to this extent: The building of Ram Janmabhoomi is a political event that divides India and destroys its secular fabric.

ART & CULTURE

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Padmavati row has exposed Modi's silence and failure of democracy

Why has no action been taken against those threatening the makers of the movie?

POLITICS

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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

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Why Vasundhara Raje's ordinance assaults the very essence of democracy

The babu keeps inventing ways to protect themselves. The ministers go along because they are protected too.

VOICES

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Supreme Court's Diwali firecracker ban should be obeyed, but criticised as unreasonable

A lawyer’s private concern for his family masquerading as a public interest litigation should not hold us all to ransom on what we should do on Diwali.

VOICES

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Deporting Rohingyas will inspire hate not humanity

The unwritten bias is Muslims are not welcome in this country.

POLITICS

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How we got around to talk about privacy

The concept of privacy will have to yield with concepts such as national interest, state interest, public interest and private interests.

POLITICS

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Why the triple talaq verdict was a flawed one

The real problem is that this case was forcibly put for argument by Justice Khehar during vacation.

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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