Fixtures

Can the Supreme Court force the Speaker of the Lok Sabha to recognise and name a Leader of the Opposition? This is the key question that emerges after Chief Justice R.M. Lodha’s query to the government on Friday, August 22, as to how the Lokpal would be appointed.

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.