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Chidambaram And The LawChidambaram And The Law

It was on 21 August that P. Chidambaram was arrested in the INX Media case. He was sent to judicial custody later, after prolonged custodial interrogation. The allegations relate to anomalies in...

Habeas Corpus Hearings : Then & Now
Habeas Corpus Hearings : Then & Now

The great constitutional theorist A.V. Dicey said about the Habeas corpus writs that while they 'declare no principle and define no rights, but they are for practical purposes worth a hundred...

Making Judicial Infrastructure In India Sustainable
Making Judicial Infrastructure In India Sustainable

Access to justice is often centred on legal issues of accessibility for litigants rather than a discussion on the court's physical infrastructure itself. Easy access to courts is very integral to...

Not Judge, But A Journalist Should Lead Press Council
Not Judge, But A Journalist Should Lead Press Council

When the Medical Council is headed by a Doctor and Bar Council of India is chaired by a professional advocate, why a Journalist is not chosen to guide the Press Council? Law and logic totally fail to...

Judicial Abdication In Kashmir Habeas Petitions
Judicial Abdication In Kashmir Habeas Petitions

The habeas corpus writ is known as the 'great writ of liberty', as it seeks the immediate protection of personal liberty from the excesses of State power.But the orders passed by the Supreme Court on...

Time For Press Council Of India To Step Up
Time For Press Council Of India To Step Up

'The media is no longer able to adequately hold the Prime Minister or his government to scrutiny. And in an era of fake news and low trust in the media, an enfeebled class of journalists could...

A Harsh Reminder Of ADM Jabalpur Case
A Harsh Reminder Of ADM Jabalpur Case

The biggest blow to the people of India was delivered by the Supreme Court of India on April 28, 1976. five-member Constitution Bench (the Chief Justice of India, A.N. Ray, and Justices H.R. Khanna,...

UAPA – Unlawful Arrest And Punishment Act ?
UAPA – Unlawful Arrest And Punishment Act ?

In 1962, the first meeting of the National Integration Council took place under the chairmanship of the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Soon after the first meeting, the Council recommended...

IBC - A Big Game Changer In Banking! (Part II)
IBC - A Big Game Changer In Banking! (Part II)

In Part I, we have discussed about certain core fundamental competitiveness of IBC over other recovery laws such as Sarfaesi, DRT and Civil Courts. Now, we will dwell further upon other...

The Trailblazer – Mr. Arun Jaitley
The Trailblazer – Mr. Arun Jaitley

On a humid afternoon in September 1992, fresh off the boat and armed with a US law graduate degree and my resume, I did not know that the man who I was scheduled to meet will leave an indelible print...

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