Fundamental rights

Privacy Matters

Madhavankutty Pillai

On Supreme Court questioning the right of police to unfettered access to cellphones and laptops

The House Supremacy

The Supreme Court makes it clear that there is no judicial route to creating a fundamental right to marriage, same-sex or otherwise. Parliament alone can make laws

Love Is Gender-Blind

In defence of same-sex marriage

The Great Balancer

The evolution of the Indian judiciary as a defender of both people’s rights and the state’s interests

The Utility of Duty

Its virtues are self-evident but fundamental duties became part of India as fundamental rights were taken away and that was no coincidence

The Free Speech Question

When the court stuck to its guns

By the People

An affirmation of the link between universal adult franchise and the depth of Indian democracy

‎The Dharmic Judge

Justice V R Krishna Iyer (1914-2014) was a tireless champion of fundamental rights


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