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Y.K. Sabharwal

Honestly Speaking

Dec 10, 2010 Madhu Purnima Kishwar

I fail to understand why almost every commentator, every TV anchor, every editorial writer feels compelled to pay ritual obeisance to the “personal honesty and integrity” of Dr Manmohan Singh

#81 Sunil Arora: Jun 20, 2009 14:12:13

Nov 18, 2010

‘This Litigant Told Me He Paid Vijender Jain 9 Cr’

'My Honest And Bonafide Perception'

Full text of the affidavit by the noted campaigner for judicial accountability in response to the notice of contempt issued by the Supreme Court for his interview to a news magazine levelling corruption charges against past CJIs.

Judging The Judges

Jan 21, 2009 Prashant Bhushan

Recent cases underline the need for independent Constitutional bodies for the appointment of judges as well as for investigating complaints against them. These cannot be in-house bodies of judges and must be completely independent of the judiciary as

Judges, Journos, Justice

Journalists patting themselves on the back claiming they fight for justice appear somewhat incongruous. Is it only to protect itself that the media is questioning the judiciary? Judge the judges by all means, but don't spare the media.

01 October, 2007

Order! Order!

Vinod Mehta

As we discuss the Justice Sabharwal affair, we in the media should not lose sight of self-interest. Two grave and critical issues have got entangled: 1) The absence of any mechanism to judge the judges; 2) Freedom of speech.

19 September, 2007

'We Are Equally Guilty..'


'...of supporting the Freedom of Press which the Court has punished,' say 18 eminent personalities, protesting the Delhi High Court holding the editors, publisher and cartoonist of Mid Day guilty of contempt of Court.

19 September, 2007

Contempt Of Judicial Power

Prashant Bhushan

Former Chief Justice of India Y.K. Sabharwal's defence becomes murkier -- rebutting the former CJI's rejoinder, point by painstaking point to show how it ignores or sidesteps the inconvenient and emphasises the irrelevant.

10 August, 2007

Contempt Of Justice

Prashant Bhushan

The case of former Chief Justice of India Y.K. Sabharwal presents disquieting facts that have very disturbing implications about the integrity of our judiciary in the highest places, argue a group of eminent citizens.

11 January, 2007


Arijit Pasayat

The Ninth Schedule Judgement: Part 7 of 7

11 January, 2007

Judicial Review

Arijit Pasayat

The Ninth Schedule Judgement: Part 6 of 7—extent and context, exclusion and application of doctrine of basic structure

11 January, 2007

Kesavananda Bharati's Case

Arijit Pasayat

The Ninth Schedule Judgement: Part 5 of 7—every addition to the Ninth Schedule triggers Article 32 as part of the basic structure and is consequently subject to the review of the fundamental rights as they stand in Part III.

11 January, 2007


Arijit Pasayat

The Ninth Schedule Judgement: Part 4 of 7—the main thrust of the argument of the petitioners and the Validity of 31B

11 January, 2007

Separation Of Powers

Arijit Pasayat

The Ninth Schedule Judgement: Part 3 of 7—The separation of powers between Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary constitutes basic structure, has been found in Kesavananda Bharati's case by the majority.

11 January, 2007

The Fundamental Rights

Arijit Pasayat

The Ninth Schedule Judgement: Part 2 of 7: Article 32, Principles of Construction, Common Law Constitutionalism, Principles of Constitutionality

11 January, 2007

The Ninth Schedule Judgement

Arijit Pasayat

Part 1 of 7: Order of reference, the broad question, Development of the Law, Constitutional Amendment of Ninth Schedule

20 September, 2006

Delhi: Demolitions And Sealings

Sandeep Singh

It was in December 2005 when the Delhi High Court directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to remove over 18,000 illegal constructions spread across spread across 12 zones of the city. The government's actions have only angered the courts an

11 March, 2006

'Has The Pendulum Swung To The Other Extreme?'

Manmohan Singh

The PM asked if the PILs 'become a tool for obstruction, delay and sometimes even harassment and added that 'judicial activism too must be used in a restrained manner to fill up any institutional vacuum or failure and to clarify legal positions, reta

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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