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Justice Rajesh Bindal: A Tale of Competence and Caution

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Narada Bribery Case In 2014, Tehelka news’ Mathew Samuel went undercover as a high-ranking official of Impex Consultancy Solutions, a fictitious Chennai-based company. The extensive...

Justice Ravi Shankar Jha: How Power Structures keep the Judiciary on its toes

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Becoming a High Court Judge in India The dream of becoming a High Court judge in India is a challenging one. As of July 2021,...
Justice Hima Kohli: First Woman Chief Justice of Telangana

Justice Hima Kohli: A Self-Made Woman in a Man’s World

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A Gender-Imbalanced Judiciary As of February 2018, the total number of judges in India’s lower judiciary was approximately 15,959. Out of these judges, about 11,397...

Modern Day Book Burning a.k.a Internet Shutdowns

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The internet has become an indispensable element in our society for all the obvious reasons. For the majority of users, not a single day...
Judiciary is failing us, said Justice Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in a hard-hitting speech on August 16, 2020.

Justice Shah, Former Chief Justice, Bewares of India Moving Towards Elected Autocracy

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Judiciary is failing us, said Justice A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in a hard-hitting speech on August 16, 2020. Explicitly,...
The authorities in J&K, last year, abolished the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC); among seven other commissions.

A Year Since Dissolution of J&K State Human Rights Commission in 2019: Centre’s Inaction...

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On August 05, 2019 Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister introduced a Constitutional Amendment in the Indian Parliament abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution....
The matter is an area of concern since albeit the decision invokes an article of the constitution, yet it stands against the principles of natural justice

Dismissal of State Officials Without Any Probe in J&K: A Potential Violation of Natural...

The Government officials in Jammu & Kashmir can now be removed without a probe or inquiry in matters of anti-national activities.

Removal of Separatist Politics from NCERT Textbooks: Misleading the future Generations?

The removal of essential sections of political history from NCERT Textbooks by the HRD Ministry.
Dzuko Valley Trail, Nagaland: The Centre on 30 June 2020, declared the entire Nagaland as a “disturbed area”.

Centre Declares Entire Nagaland ‘Disturbed Area’ For 6 More Months

The Centre on 30 June 2020, declared the entire Nagaland as “disturbed area”; for a period of six months. In essence, till December-end. The Ministry...

Court Grants Bail to J&K DSP Davinder Singh Caught with Hizbul Militants

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DSP Davinder Singh, who hailed from Jammu & Kashmir was granted bail by a Delhi court on June 20, 2020. In January 2020, he...

PCI Criticizes the J&K’s 2020 Media Policy; Takes Suo Moto Cognizance on its “Fake...

On 16th June 2020, the Press Council of India(PCI) sought a reply from Jammu and Kashmir government regarding its controversial media policy. The council...
Sambit Patra

Chattisgarh High Court Restrains Police from Taking Coersive Action Against Sambit Patra

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Chattisgarh High Court has granted interim relief to BJP's national spokesperson Mr. Sambit Patra. The Court directed the Police to hinder from taking any...

Can Violation of Human Rights be Passed of as Side Effects of Measures to...

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"Human Rights are not a privilege conferred by the government. They are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of their humanity."~Mother Teresa Human Rights,...
A PIL seeks establishment of the permanent bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) at Jammu and Kashmir.

Plea For Permanent Bench Of Central Administrative Tribunal In J&K

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The Supreme Court heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL); which sought the establishment of the permanent bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in Jammu...
Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Jammu & Kashmir describes J&K Domicile Rules Notification as the dawn of a new era.

“J&K Domicile Rules Notification is the Dawn of a New Era”: Dr. Jitendra Singh

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Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Jammu & Kashmir describes J&K Domicile Rules Notification as the dawn of a new era. In addition, he...
Supreme court refrained from passing any directions whatsoever on the issue of internet speed restrictions in J&K.

Supreme Court Refuses to Pass Directions on Internet Speed Restrictions in J&K

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On May 11, 2020, the Supreme Court disposed of the petition on internet speed restrictions. The Foundation of Media Professionals filed this petition. The...
Supreme Court reserves judgement on petitions for restoration of 4G internet services in J&K amid the lockdown

Apex Court Reserves Judgment on Restoration of 4G Internet Services

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The Supreme Court of India reserved order on a plea seeking restoration of 4G internet connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.  Particularly to enable access...
Gilgit-Baltistan

India Rejects Pakistan’s Order on “Gilgit-Baltistan”, Better Known as PoK

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India has demarche a senior Pakistani diplomat; in addition to registering a strong protest to Pakistan against Supreme Court of Pakistan order on the...

Discrimination: An Age-Old Evil

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In simpler words, discrimination refers to the practice of unfairly treating a person or group differently from other people or groups of people. Often...
United Nation Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended designation of India as a 'country of particular concern' in its annual report.

USCIRF Recommends India for a ‘Country of Particular Concern’

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The religious freedom conditions in India were widely covered by world media in 2019, often citing a drastic downward trend in the religious freedom...
Pakistan Agency attacked Indian fishermen onboard two Indian fishing boats, 'Omkar' and 'Mahasagar'.

Pakistani Agency Fires at Indian Fishermen, India Condemns

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India strongly condemned the attack by Pakistan maritime forces carried on two Indian boats off the coast of Gujarat. Explicitly, Pakistan Agency attacked Indian...
Internet Speed Restrictions

Centre Backs Up Internet Speed Restrictions in J&K

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A Supreme Court Bench led by Justice NV Ramana sought the Centre’s reply on all petitions challenging internet speed restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir....
J&K High Court takes Suo Moto Cognizance and issued guidelines for victims involved in domestic violence cases

Guidelines For Victims of Domestic Violence in J&K amid Lockdown

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Jammu & Kashmir High Court takes Suo Moto Cognizance and issued guidelines for victims involved in domestic violence cases. Conversely, the High Court ordered...
The Jammu & Kashmir administration has ordered to extend internet speed restrictions till 27 April.

Internet Speed Restrictions Extended Following Mass Gathering in J&K

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The Jammu & Kashmir administration has ordered to extend internet speed restrictions till 27 April. This comes after the Supreme Court issued notice last...
PIL filed in the apex court asserting that the prevailing internet restrictions violate the right to education of children in J&K

Internet Restrictions Violate Right to Education: PIL Filed in SC

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A PIL has been filed in the apex court asserting that the prevailing internet restrictions violate the right to education of children in the...
SC issues notice in PIL for restoration of 4G internet services in J&K

Supreme Court Hears PIL on Restoration of 4G Internet in J&K

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The apex court heard the PIL seeking restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir given the COVID-19 outbreak on 09.04.2020. The PIL...

First-Ever Judge of J&K High Court under the Indian Constitution

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After the renouncement of Article 370 in August 2019, Justice Rajnesh Oswal becomes the first-ever judge of the common High Court of Jammu &...

Relief Sought for Internet Restrictions in J&K in COVID-19

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A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir in light of...

COVID-19| S.144 & Lockdown – Flattening the Curve

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With over 4,10,000 cases and a death toll of 18,200 worldwide, the pandemic COVID-19 proliferated by human transmission has spread its wings in over...

Hanging the Nirbhaya Rape Convicts separately

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The execution of Nirbhaya convicts has been postponed several times since it was first scheduled for 22nd January, 2020. Among the many legal remedies,...