Supreme Court Sparks Debate: Can States Control Private Property?

In the era of privatization and liberalization, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court grapples with the contentious question: Should the State have the power to appropriate private property under Article 39(b)... Read more »

Supreme Court To Weigh Delhi Government’s Plea Against Central Law

On Friday, the Supreme Court informed the Delhi government of its intention to consider the petition challenging the central government’s law, which grants the lieutenant governor supremacy over the elected administration in... Read more »
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Allahabad HC Declares UP Board of Madrasa Education Act ‘unconstitutional’

In a landmark judgment, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has declared the ‘UP Board of Madrasa Education Act 2004’ unconstitutional for violating the principle of secularism. Apart from striking... Read more »
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ADR Challenges Constitutional Validity of EC Act in Supreme Court

On Tuesday, March 12, A Petition filed in Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Section 7 of the Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2023, urging for an urgent hearing.... Read more »
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Singapore Judge Judith Prakash Joins Supreme Court Constitutional Bench

Singapore Supreme Court Judge Judith Prakash joined the Constitution bench on Wednesday to deliberate on whether the Centre’s collection of royalties on mineral rights qualifies as a tax, as previously ruled by... Read more »

Would English be permitted in subordinate courts of Haryana?

Case being keenly watched by many national and international companies and businesses operating out of Gurgaon and other districts of Haryana. Read more »

A Conspectus of the Indian Judicial Response to COVID-19

On 26 May 2020 a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan took note of the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown, which galvanized the judges to observe, ‘We take Suo... Read more »

Right to information: The unspoken casualty of Covid-19 lockdown

With the lone exception of the Central Information Commission, its counterparts in the States did not display the same proclivity. As on 1 May 2020, 29 State Information Commissions were non-functional. Read more »

Uddhav Thackeray’s nomination controversy: A case to re-enforce Constitutional morality in the role of Governors

The Constitution is silent on prescribing a time frame for the Governor and the framers trusted high Constitutional functionaries to act with authority, impartiality. Read more »

Addressing discrimination in the time of quarantine

If people with the disease fear discrimination, non-reporting would be the norm and we cannot keep people in their homes to flatten the curve forever. Read more »