In an earlier article, we had discussed in detail about how traditions and customs are very much accepted as sources of Dharma. Our scriptures declare that while the Vedas, Smritis, Itihasas and Puranas are the primary sources of our Dharmic law, the traditions or 'Achara' of a place or family can never be neglected. Given... Continue Reading →
Appointment of Supreme Court Judges: Options Before The Constitution Makers
Article 124(2) of the Indian Constitution deals with the method of appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court. Its form, prior to the failed NJAC Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2014, was as follows: "Every Judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal after consultation with... Continue Reading →
SC Medical Colleges Case: Reasonable Grounds for Fear of Bias?
A lot many articles have been written in the past week or so on the developments in the Supreme Court of India with regard to the petition by CJAR seeking the constitution of an SIT to monitor an investigation into a medical college scam. Two excellent articles that must be read in this regard are... Continue Reading →
New Livestock Rules: Background and Intent
Background: In 2014, a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court by animal rights activist Gauri Maulekhi asking the Court to direct the Government of India and various border states of India to take steps to prevent illegal trafficking of cattle to Nepal. Large scale trafficking of cattle to Nepal was taking place for sacrifice... Continue Reading →