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  • Are we fair to the Supreme Court?

    Are we fair to the Supreme Court?

    In assessing the performance of the apex court, commentators sometimes lose sight of the stellar role played by the judiciary, say ANURAG TIWARY and PRIYANKA SINGH

    August 19, 2021
  • Privacy & the Public

    Privacy & the Public

    Undoubtedly, the RTI Act in its original form was one of the most liberal pieces of legislation aimed at enhancing transparency and democratic values. As such, in order to fulfil their perceived role effectively, the CIC and the ICs had been given a status which would enable them to have the power to review the functioning of the government's public information officials and give suitable directions to serve public interest as understood by the rule of thumb definition.

    December 7, 2019
  • The Aadhaar conundrum

    The Aadhaar conundrum

    After more than seven decades of our independence, we finally saw a moment when our right to privacy culminated against the State exigencies. Inter-alia several path-breaking rulings, through Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd) vs. Union of India, the Supreme Court preserved our right to privacy and placed it within the four walls of Article 21 …

    March 22, 2018
  • PHRC notice to state govt on poor school infrastructure

    PHRC notice to state govt on poor school infrastructure

    The Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) on Friday took suo moto cognisance over poor infrastructure in state run government schools. Citing the provisions contained under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the Commission under section 12(a) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 has sought a report from Principal Secretary with department of …

    November 18, 2017
  • ‘SC ruling on right to privacy setback for government’

    ‘SC ruling on right to privacy setback for government’

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that the right to privacy is a fundamental right is a “setback” for the government, noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan said. “This is a setback for the government” because it goes against itss stand on privacy, Bhushan who is party to the case told reporters. In a landmark judgment, a …

    August 24, 2017
  • Justice denied to undertrials

    Justice denied to undertrials

    “Right to speedy trial is a part of the fundamental right and an undertrial cannot be kept in jail for long”, ruled the Supreme Court (SC) recently while directing trial courts to decide bail applications within a week of their filing. A bench headed by Justice AK Goel also fixed a two-week time-frame for all …

    April 19, 2017