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Farm laws, their constitutional validity, and hope -PDT Achary

-The Hindu In the event of further judicial intervention, there are grounds and an opportunity for the government to revisit the laws With the Supreme Court of India staying the operation of the farm laws and setting up a committee of experts to negotiate with the government and the farmers, the agitation being carried on by the farmers is entering a new phase. The farmers’ unions have not reacted favourably to the...

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How two websites have transformed the way India is reading about courts – and understanding the law -Sruthisagar Yamunan ‘LiveLaw’ and ‘Bar & Bench’ have revolutionised legal reporting by tweeting about proceedings in real time, bringing them to the screens of general readers. On November 19, Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court of India made a passing comment while hearing a case. “I will tell you something in a lighter vein,” he said. “Instead of wading through the pleadings before us, I thought I will check LiveLaw or other...

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Will the Right to Information Act Become the Right to Denial of Information Act? -Shailesh Gandhi One of the best transparency laws promulgated by Parliament is now threatened by judicial decisions and interpretations which are not in consonance with the law and would weaken it. If more importance is given to exemptions and widening the Act’s scope, it would be a sad regression for democracy, writes former Central Information Commissioner SHAILESH GANDHI. The Supreme Court of India has consistently held from 1975 to 2005 that the Right...

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Amid a judicial slide, a flicker of hope on rights -Ajit Prakash Shah

-The Hindu It is reassuring that there is a signal from the Supreme Court about thinking and speaking about personal liberty There can be no better way for a judge of the Supreme Court of India to mark his birthday by celebrating the glorious constitutional duty that has been entrusted to him and his peers as officers of the highest court in the land. Last week, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud did precisely this,...

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Smothering the housing rights of the urban poor -Mathew Idiculla

-The Hindu A Court order, on Delhi’s slum dwellings, threatens to undo the promise of the right to housing offered in earlier verdicts In a short order with devastating consequences, the Supreme Court of India on August 31 ordered the removal of about 48,000 slum dwellings situated along the railway tracks in Delhi. A three-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, in one of his last orders before his retirement, directed State...

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