Mohammed Zubair’s arrest is an inversion of justice

The arrest of journalist Mohammed Zubair in Delhi is pettiness, vengeance and repression let loose on a society once aspiring to be free. It is also a distillation of the way in which the Narendra Modi government draws energy from a thorough contempt for liberty, decency, constitutional values, and the opinion of the international community. … Read more

Droupadi Murmu and future of democracy to youth angst to Justice Chandrachud at King’s

As a major political turmoil roiled Maharashtra with an intra-Shiv Sena power struggle pushing the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government into the brink, the country’s leading Urdu newspapers provided its saturation coverage in their news and commentary pages. In their reporting and analysis, they also focused on the July 18 Presidential election, with the ruling BJP-led … Read more

June 24, 2022: The day Chief Justice Roberts lost his court

In the most important case of his 17-year tenure, Chief Justice John Roberts found himself entirely alone. He had worked for seven months to persuade his colleagues to join him in merely chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. But he was outflanked by the five … Read more

Agnipath and bulldozer justice to history rewrite to celebrating Kalam and Narang

As protests against the Center’s Agnipath scheme swept through the country, resulting in violence and mayhem in some states prompting several Opposition parties to seek its rollback, a demand rejected by the ruling BJP, the reporting and analysis of this entire story dominated the news and opinion pages of the country’s leading Urdu newspapers. With … Read more

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla interview: ‘Chief Justice Ramana’ comments (on lack of quality legal laws debates while enacting) are not correct. It contradicts reality. The reality is on records which cannot lie’

The Lok Sabha has witnessed a tumultuous period since 2019 with the ruling party BJP and the Opposition having been in conflict on a range of issues. However, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who completes three years in office, asserts that the Lower House of Parliament has become more effective and responsive as an institution … Read more

Justice more complete | The Indian Express

In a judgment delivered last month, the Supreme Court, in Manoj & others v. State of MP, embarked on a significant attempt to reform the administration of the death penalty. Though the constitutional validity of the punishment was not an issue in this case, the judgment by Justices UU Lalit, Ravindra Bhat, and Bela Trivedi … Read more

Instant justice is a crime that cannot be ignored

The British colonisers were known to impart instant justice to leaders of various uprisings against their oppression. The capture and killing of Alluri Seetarama Raju, the hero of the Rampa Rebellion, in 1924 was one such instance. British forces arrested Raju, who had organized the tribals of the Eastern Ghats against the Madras Forest Act … Read more

Explained: Why US wants to ban menthol cigarettes, and what ‘racial justice’ has to do with it

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday (April 28) issued a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, a move aimed at not just curbing smoking in the American population, but also “reducing tobacco-related health disparities”. Menthol cigarettes see a disproportionately high usage in the African American community than by White Americans. The … Read more