Women judges in the Supreme Court of India

J. Fathima Beevi broke the glass ceiling and became the 1st woman judge of the Supreme Court in 1989. She later went on to become the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Her appointment paved the way for other women to pursue a career in a male-dominated judiciary. J. Sujata Manohar was the 1st woman Chief Justice of Bombay High Court who went on the become the … Continue reading Women judges in the Supreme Court of India

Women Representation in High Courts

11 women in the list of 68 recommend for the elevation as Judges for the various High Courts. These 11 recommendations have been made for J&K, Calcutta, Gauhati, Madras and Kerala High Court. The other 7 HCs do not find any woman’s names. #gender #HighCourts #judge Names of women recommended for the judgeship No woman name in the list of 13 names recommended to be … Continue reading Women Representation in High Courts

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

Demystifying the Tata-Mistry Dispute

By Shikhar Bhardwaj The Supreme Court, on 26th March, brought down the curtains on one of the biggest boardroom wars between salt-to steel conglomerate Tata Group and its former executive Chairman Cyrus Mistry. What gave rise to this long battle was the removal of Mistry from his position as the Chairman of Tata Sons in October, 2016. The matter before being dealt by the Supreme Court … Continue reading Demystifying the Tata-Mistry Dispute

Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

By Bhawna Gandhi In part I, we traced the origins of law governing domestic violence and its application by court in ensuring dignity and safety of women. In this part we shall discuss in brief, the protection and remedies available to the aggrieved woman.  Aggrieved woman, as explained in part I, can file a complaint on domestic violence with the police, a protection officer, a service … Continue reading Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

#CelebratingWomen: Recent Judgments by Indian Courts

“The true republic: Men, their rights, and nothing more: Women, their rights, and nothing less” -Susan B Anthony The deep rooted patriarchal and misogynistic ideology in society has always considered women as a weaker group but today women across the globe have broken all pre-existing stereotype and are world leaders. Women fought for their basic rights of equality, vote, and work and even for their … Continue reading #CelebratingWomen: Recent Judgments by Indian Courts

Inconsistency in Bail: Rethinking Court’s unfettered discretion

By Anubhav Kumar Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui , recently was denied bail by Madhya Pradesh High Court in a strong worded observation by the bench that “Such people shall not be spared”, Freelance Journalist Mandeep Puniya who was covering farmer’s agitation was granted bail by Delhi High Court on settled legal principle of ‘bail is rule and jail is exception’; Journalist Siddiqui kappan was denied bail by … Continue reading Inconsistency in Bail: Rethinking Court’s unfettered discretion

Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage

By Gautam Kumar Lately, rapid industrialization and especially the manufacturing sector has contributed majorly to environmental pollution.  With time it has been realized that these industries too are the social units having duties towards ensuring environmental conservation and maintaining public health conditions. The polluter pays principle works on the same line. The polluter pays principle requires the polluter to meet the costs of the pollution control and prevention measures. It … Continue reading Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage

Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

India lost a great leader earlier this month. Having served as the 17th Chief Justice of India he left a formidable legacy behind him. As the nation rows its boat towards the Presidential election, Justice Bhagwati’s achievements during his lifetime hardly got any attention. The champion of human rights, he introduced judicial activism and concept of absolute liability to Indian Jurisprudence. In today’s political scenario … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

Understanding the struggle for groundwater regulation in India (in the light of Perumatty Judgment)

By: PRERNA TARA (She is a research fellow with Analysis. The entire research has been carried under Research Network Program of Analysis. ) You can reach author at: taraprerna@gmail.com  I. Introduction:- Ground water is the water that seeps through rocks and soil and is stored below the ground. The rocks in which ground water is stored are called aquifers. Aquifers are typically made up of … Continue reading Understanding the struggle for groundwater regulation in India (in the light of Perumatty Judgment)

“Swachh Bharat represents toilet users, not toilet cleaners”

Bezwada Wilson, national convenor, Safai Karamachari Andolan, and Magsaysay award winner explains how manual scavenging is a problem arising out of caste, class and patriarchy. As the government plans to build 12 crore toilets by 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the Magsaysay award winner questions who will clean these toilets and how many people will die cleaning them. Explaining how manual scavenging is actually … Continue reading “Swachh Bharat represents toilet users, not toilet cleaners”