In a batch of petitions before the SC, the petitioners sought an inquiry into the circumstances of death of Brijgopal Harikishan Loya, a district judge. All the petitions were essentially based on articles published in the Caravan on 20th and 21st November 2017. The issue was whether the death of Judge Loya was due to […]Read more "The Sad Death of Judge Loya"
P. Jaganmohan Reddy was born into an aristocratic, wealthy, and prominent family in the former princely state of Hyderabad on 23 January, 1910. Although an uncle of Jaganmohan Reddy’s was a Lincoln’s Inn barrister, he never practiced law, so Jaganmohan Reddy was the first member of his family to practice law as a profession. He […]Read more "The Kesavananda Bench III: Pingle Jaganmohan Reddy"
Last year, a lawyer’s petition before the Bombay High Court claimed that the trailers of The State v. Jolly LL.B 2 projected the Indian Judiciary and the Indian Legal System in a derogatory manner. The Court found there was a prima facie case of Contempt of Court. It constituted a three-member committee (out of which […]Read more "The Last Word on Aiyaary"
The Doctrine of Absolute Territorial Sovereignty is most often identified with an opinion prepared in 1895 by the 41st Attorney General of the United States, Judson Harmon, in response to a request by the Department of State for advice concerning a dispute with Mexico over the use of waters of the Rio Grande. Pursuant to […]Read more "The Harmon Doctrine"
Witnessing Padmavaat unfold on screen, on its first day of release, was unique, especially since your smart phone kept reminding you of persistent violence against the movie. The casual viewer may have even ignored a woman threatening to immolate herself outside the theatre or even the policemen who stood guard, but the skeptic whispered if […]Read more "The Last Word on Padmavaat"
Two months ago, Judges 2-3-4-5 of the Indian Supreme Court wrote a long letter to the Chief Justice, complaining of assignment of Benches without any rational basis. Last Friday [*January 12, 2018*], The Judges called a Press Conference, irreversibly provoked by the Bench chosen by the Master of the Roster [The Chief Justice of India], to hear […]Read more "An Alleged Judicial Crisis on Swami Vivekananda’s 155"
An Advocate represented its Client before a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal and charged a fee of Rs. 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakhs). The Tribunal awarded compensation. The Client was compelled to sign a further cheque, in favour of the Advocate, towards payment of a certain percentage of the decretal amount. That cheque stood dishonoured and the […]Read more "A Legally Enforceable Debt III"