Krithika Balu's Posts

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Ayodhya: Property Dispute or Constitutional Question?

DESK BRIEF: The strategy of the parties is to focus on adjudicating Ayodhya as a property dispute rather than on core constitutional values

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17th Sep 2019

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Forest Rights Act in the Supreme Court: Eleven Years and Counting

DESK BRIEF: After eight years of relative neglect, a constitutional challenge to the Forest Rights Act has acquired a new form.

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12th Sep 2019

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Judicial Transfers: Sankalchand Redux?

Judicial Transfers without consent of judges demonstrates tussle between the executive and judiciary.

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10th Sep 2019

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Week 4 in Ayodhya

This week, the hearings in the Ayodhya dispute centered around the possession claim. All three parties relied on archaeological evidence.

8th Sep 2019

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Week 3 in Ayodhya

In Week 3, Sr. Adv. CS Vaidyanathan, who represents Lord Ram, took the court through the documentary and oral evidence.

5th Sep 2019

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The Constitution Bench Trade-Off

DESK BRIEF: Recent scholarship suggests that constitution benches have a major impact on the speed at which the Court disposes of cases

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5th Sep 2019

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A Sparky September

DESK BRIEF: In September, the Supreme Court will continue hearing arguments in the Ayodhya dispute and the NRC case.

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3rd Sep 2019

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Myth and History as Legal Evidence

DESK BRIEF: In the Ayodhya dispute, the court will break new ground on the extent to which historical and religious materials are admissible

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1st Sep 2019

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