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Damage to Democracy

The judgment of the Supreme Court in Rajbala v State of Haryana has to be seen as a debatable one, wherein it rejected the challenge to the constitutionality of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act 2015. The act disbars a large electorate in Haryana from the right to contest panchayat elections on the basis of certain restrictions like educational qualifications, arrears clause, etc. This article attempts to show how the Supreme Court has failed to protect basic civil and political rights of citizens with this ruling.

Afzal Guru's Case

The Supreme Court is often regarded as infallible. But judges are human and the Court's verdicts should not be immune to criticism, particularly when they pertain to the death penalty. The apex court's verdict which sentenced Afzal Guru to death may not stand ground if examined in the light of the treatment of evidence in a later case.
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