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Flavia Agnes

When rivalry trumped decorum in the highest court

One can discern a note of despair in the title of Fali Nariman's book, God Save the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

14 Apr 2019 4:59 AM

‘Manifest perversity’ of N-E editor’s sentence

The article implied that Mr Sen had ordered for several facilities to be provided not only to retired judges, but also to their spouses and children.

22 Mar 2019 2:24 AM

Wombs for free is the new ‘Indian ethos’

With this Bill a flourishing trade of international surrogacy has come to a grinding halt.

26 Dec 2018 6:33 AM

Inherent rights of daughters upheld

The Supreme Court judgement on the inheritance rights of Hindu women pronounced on February 1, 2018, will have a far reaching impact.

23 Dec 2018 12:05 AM

#MeToo: Reform the Act for workplaces

The Act deals only with situations where the complainant and perpetrator work in the same organisation.

03 Dec 2018 3:19 AM

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Will #MeToo lead to lasting changes?

The #MeToo movement provided them a forum to vent out their anguish which they had harboured for decades to bring in a closure.

25 Oct 2018 12:48 AM

The force of a dissenting verdict

In his dissenting verdict, Justice Chandrachud disagreed with the views of then Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar.

12 Oct 2018 2:03 AM

Husband not master of wife: Relic of past axed

The law making adultery an offence was archaic and amounted to a clear violation of the fundamental rights, they declared.

29 Sep 2018 12:36 AM

Outlawing triple talaq will not help women

An incarcerated husband will not be in a position to pay maintenance.

24 Sep 2018 1:29 AM

Equality within communities the key, not between communities

Rather than enacting a UCC, the Law Commission has recommended that family laws of every religion must be reformed to render them gender-just.

12 Sep 2018 1:37 AM

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Contrast ‘pre-nups’ with a conditional ‘nikahnama’

Most Muslim women are unaware of their right to stipulate conditions in their nikahnama.

29 Aug 2018 1:13 AM

Will a stringent anti-trafficking law really protect women?

Trafficking under this bill also includes begging, domestic work, farm or factory work.

21 Aug 2018 12:55 AM

Darul Qaza row: A storm in a teacup

Despite this, the judgment is quoted totally out of contest to buttress the arguments of those opposing the Darul Qaza.

01 Aug 2018 12:45 AM

India’s Church: Mired in controversies

The matter is serious and needs to be investigated thoroughly, beyond the political rhetoric.

20 Jul 2018 12:15 AM

Section 377 needs to go: A ‘Victorian relic’ has no place in today’s India

The court left it to Parliament to consider deleting the provision.

12 Jul 2018 1:18 AM

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A scoreboard of judicial accountability

On the one hand, Anita Gets Bail tracks the brilliance of our judiciary, while on the other it lays bare its clay feet.

01 Jul 2018 4:26 AM

From violators to protectors: Role of police is changing in some rape cases

It is in the context that I find the need to narrate this horrific incident of gangrape in Mumbai, which is known as the “ragpicker” case.

10 May 2018 1:21 AM

Death penalty for child abuse more harmful

The Kathua rape is not the norm; most cases of child abuse take place within our homes and in our neighbourhoods.

23 Apr 2018 12:26 AM

Is Hindu society ready for pre-nups?

Introducing the notion of pre-nuptial agreements will transform the sacramental Hindu marriage into a purely contractual obligation.

31 Mar 2018 12:22 AM

The narrative of misuse and ground reality of victims

The acute violence which Christian women suffer is seldom addressed; even the Church looks the other way.

08 Mar 2018 1:01 AM

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