ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Decoding Justice Singhvi's Judgments - Without Contempt

Two 2013 judgments of the Supreme Court - in the Red Beacon and Section 377 cases - were delivered by a two-judge bench headed by the same justice. The one was hailed as reformist and the other as regressive. But both judgments lack cogent analysis of the law, use inconsistent reasoning and reach unexplained conclusions.

Myth of Judicial Overreach

The question of judicial activism is once more in the limelight with two Supreme Court judges making observations on the "overreach" of the judiciary. This article examines the veracity of such observations and points out that the courts must intervene to enforce the rule of law and cannot remain mute spectators to the callousness of the executive class.

Securitisation Act

The Securitisation Act, 2002, from its promulgation to enactment, has stirred up an acrimonious debate over its validity, desirability and equity. Although the apex court has now put its stamp on it, what emerges from the judgment and various observations made by the court are a bunch of new legal and practical issues.

Creation of New States

The demand for creation of new states, fuelled more often than not, by regional and linguistic fanaticism, has once again assumed a new urgency. The situation craves for some constitutional parameters, which would strengthen already existing provisions in the Constitution and would also act as safeguards against the far-reaching implications that derive from the frequent demand for new states.
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