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Fresh Challenges to the 50% Limit on Vertical Reservations

The judicially imposed ceiling of 50% on vertical reservations in India has been questioned recently in two ways—the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 103rd Amendment Act, which allowed economically weaker section reservations beyond 50%, and the state legislations in Jharkhand and Karnataka, whic

A Step Forward for Abortion Rights and a Blow to the Marital Rape Except

The Supreme Court of India has recently held that Rule 3B of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021, which details the categories of women who are eligible for termination of pregnancy up to 24 weeks, should be interpreted to include any woman who has undergone a material change of circumstances. It also holds that marital rape would be rape for the purposes of the MTP Act.

Fragmenting the Principle of Reservations

The majority judgment of the Supreme Court favouring the 10% reservation quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) may be considered by some as a welcome step on the grounds that it addresses the question of economic disadvantage.

Assessing Justice N V Ramana’s Term as CJI

This article analyses the track record of Justice N V Ramana as the Chief Justice of India on the metrics of judicial appointments, progress on major constitutional challenges, and transparency in the exercise of the CJI’s prerogative as the master of roster. The article argues that on these metrics, there was only marginal improvement over the track record of his immediate predecessors.

Crusade against Environmental Pollution in Patancheru in Hyderabad City

Despite protests and legal battles by the residents of Patancheru industrial area in Hyderabad against the polluting industries, Supreme Court orders, and the National Green Tribunal (south zone) judgment, not much has been done to improve the environment and quality of life of people.

The Wounds of Remission

The release of Bilkis Bano’s tormenters puts a question mark on the provision of remitting the convicts.

Lawless Laws and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s blessing for the PMLA shows its contempt for human rights and the Constitution.

The Error of ‘Judgment’

The disillusionment with the true nature of the Indian judiciary is appalling.

Making Sense of the Supreme Court Order on Sedition

The recent Supreme Court order on sedition ensures some relief but is incomplete.

Indian Courts and the Politics of Recognising Women’s Unpaid Care Work

In this episode, we speak to Prabha Kotiswaran about how Indian courts value women's unpaid domestic work.

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