Guest Post by Sujoy Chatterjee The Union Government has faced criticism from sections of the media and civil society for imposing a 24-hour “ban” on Hindi news channel “NDTV India”. The Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MI&B) justified the move by contending that NDTV India acted against national interest by telecasting sensitive information during…

Mukul Rohatgi is not the first Attorney General to apply for and obtain permission from the Central government to represent private parties in a given case. According to senior advocates of the Supreme Court, many of his predecessors, including M.C. Setalvad, C.K. Daphtary and Soli Sorabjee have used this option to represent private parties after assuming office…