Suresh Kumar Koushal v Naz Foundation (“Koushal”) is a bad decision which must be overturned. This is not a new or an original observation. (See, for example, most of December 2013 on this blog.) This post examines one particular aspect of Koushal – its use and abuse of evidence of discrimination, marginalisation and hardship suffered…

Guest Post by Vivek Anandh, an advocate in the Delhi High Court The recent decision of the Supreme Court to refer the Sabarimala Temple entry issue to a larger constitutional bench has thrown up a lot fascinating questions for the court to decide. In the communal rights jurisprudence that has so far been established by…

Abhinav Chandrachud’s Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (2017) is not Gautam Bhatia’s Offend, Shock and Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (2016). Admittedly, both books are examinations of free speech law in India by young advocates who, between their legal practices and busy careers as legal writers, seemingly never…

DESCRIPTION The Alex Chernov JD Scholarship/Alex Chernov Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2017 to students from India commencing at Melbourne Law School in 2018. The scholarship is named for Melbourne alumnus the Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, former Governor of Victoria, Judge of the Court of Appeal…

We are delighted to announce that the first issue of Volume 1 of the Indian Law Review is now available for free download on our website (for a limited period). The issue contains many manifestos expressing the hopes and expectations of our potential readership. It also includes contributions from Krithika Ashok, Lawrence Liang, Mrinal Satish, Adam Perry, Shraddha Kulhari,…

Of the sanctioned strength of 31, 27 judges currently serve on the Supreme Court. Of these 27 judges, 24 have previously been judges of one or more High Courts in the country. While we are aware of the nature and duration of their judicial positions before elevation to the Supreme Court, we know little about…