Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?

By Gautam Kumar The prolonged debate on the reservation to Marathas was laid to rest on May 5th, 2021, when the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Justice Hemant Gupta, and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat in ‘Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v. Chief Minister, Maharashtra’ unanimously struck down the Maratha reservation quota. The bench held that … Continue reading Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?

Tough road ahead for Chief Justice Ramana

By Gautam Kumar & Shikhar Bhardwaj Justice NV Ramana took oath as the 48th Chief Justice of India on 24th April 2021. His tenure is slated to expire on 26th August 2022. He assumes the country’s apex legal office in a challenging time as India is reeling under the horrendous second wave of COVID19, growing criticism of the Supreme Court on its tinkering with the … Continue reading Tough road ahead for Chief Justice Ramana

Empowerment, not just Representation

By Aprajita Singh The crux of the matter is, though a reservation is highly desirable for women in legislatures at all levels, be it Union level or state level (it’s already there at the Panchayat level) reservation alone will not suffice. It could at most be a giant leap towards an ideal of women’s empowered society. However, it is going to be one of the … Continue reading Empowerment, not just Representation