Insights into Editorial: Do all women have a right to enter Sabarimala?

  Insights into Editorial: Do all women have a right to enter Sabarimala?     Context: The Supreme Court referred the matter relating to the entry of women in Kerala’s Sabarimala shrine to a five-judge Constitution bench. A bench headed by chief justice said the issue of entry of women would be tested against the fundamental rights of Article 14 (equality under …

Insights into Editorial: A first step: On Multi Commodity Exchange

  Insights into Editorial: A first step: On Multi Commodity Exchange     Context: The government announced last year that it would take steps towards introducing new varieties of commodity derivatives in the market. Recently, Finance minister launched the first options security with gold as the underlying asset for trading on Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd. This marks …

Insights into Editorial: Making Paris Agreement work

Insights into Editorial: Making Paris Agreement work Archives 29 December 2015 Article Link The recently concluded 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) and its outcome agreement have evoked mixed responses across the world. India is happy about the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words such as ‘equity’, ‘climate justice’, ‘sustainable lifestyle’ and …

Insights into Editorial: NJAC – An Anti-Constitutional Judgment?

Insights into Editorial: NJAC – An anti-Constitutional Judgment? 30 October 2015 By striking down the 99th constitutional amendment, the Supreme Court of India has clearly indicated that NJAC (National Judicial Appointments Commission) is not a credible alternative to the Supreme Court’s ‘collegium.’ However, some experts are not satisfied with the Court’s judgment. Why? They are …

Insights into Editorial: Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

Insights into Editorial: Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy Recently, the Supreme Court of India refused simultaneous applications by multiple agencies demanding relief from the Supreme Court’s interim order limiting the use of Aadhaar pending the Court’s final decision. The court has referred these government applications to a constitutional bench. With this, on one side …

Insights into Editorial: An assertion of primacy

Insights into Editorial: An assertion of primacy 17 October 2015 It is widely accepted fact that the present system of judicial appointments that was put in place in 1993 is deeply unsatisfactory and there is a need for significant legislative reform. However, a five-judge supreme court Bench recently struck down the Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, …