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Electoral bonds threaten democracy

MUMBAI, March 19 -- Earlier this month, the Supreme Court indicated that it would hear the long-pending constitutional challenge to the electoral bonds scheme. The electoral bonds scheme, which was in... Read More


Aadhaar ordinance raises constitutional concerns

NEW DELHI, March 2 -- Late on Thursday night, the Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of the Aadhaar and other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. This ordinance, as the name suggests, amends the Aa... Read More


The apex court must not stifle commentary on sub-judice cases

NEW DELHI, Feb. 12 -- Earlier in February, the AttorneyGeneral of India, KK Venugopal, filed a contempt of court petition against the lawyer, Prashant Bhushan. The latter had accused the government of... Read More


Why the SC ruling on bar dancers is unsatisfactory

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 -- January saw the culmination of the latest battle in a decades-long war between the Maharashtra government, and bar dancing. In Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association v State of M... Read More


Challenge the NDA's citizenship bill

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- The last few days have seen protests break out in the Northeastern states in response to the Lok Sabha's decision to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill of 2016. While the protes... Read More


Listen to the voices of the transgender community

NEW DELHI, Jan. 5 -- During the Winter Session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018. Ostensibly aimed at recognising and protecting the rights ... Read More