Freedom of press vis-à-vis Trial by Media

A media shackled by the Government is a relic of the past. The contemporary media has been called the handmaiden of justice and the watchdog of society[1]. Philip K. Dick rightly said, ”Today, we live in a society where realities are manufactured by the media.” Often hidden under the garb of freedom of speech, mediaContinue reading “Freedom of press vis-à-vis Trial by Media”

Internet Shutdowns: A Constitutional perspective

Liberty and security have always been at odds with each other. The question before us is what do we need more, liberty or security? The pendulum of preference should not swing in an extremity of either of the direction so that one preference does not compromise the other[1]. Free speech has been an experiment fromContinue reading “Internet Shutdowns: A Constitutional perspective”

Religion and Women: Solving The Conflict

Recently, the Supreme Court in Shayara Bano v. Union of India[i] declared the ongoing practice of triple talaq unconstitutional. The Court further instructed the central government to make appropriate laws for this. Consequently, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 has been introduced by the government which even criminalizes this practice withContinue reading “Religion and Women: Solving The Conflict”

Secularism in India

Secularism is the principle of separation of state from religion or religion institutions. It suggests keeping the two things totally apart. It is close to the Vedic concept of ‘Dharma Nirapekshata’ meaning the indifference of the state to religion. As per the Indian philosophy, it is also related to ‘Sarva Dharma Sambhava” i.e. the destinationContinue reading “Secularism in India”