Malavika Parthasarathy's Posts

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SCO Explains: Pendency at the Supreme Court of India (2021)

In this episode, we unpack the numbers around the pendency concern and examine the SC’s performance over the past decade.

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Delhi HC To Hear Bail Applications of Sharjeel Imam and Umar Khalid in Late May

The Delhi HC stated that the bail applications of Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam shall be heard on the 19th, 20th, 23rd and 26th of May.

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When will India see a Landmark Ruling on Abortion?

Is the Indian Supreme Court likely to deliver a landmark verdict on abortion?

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COVID Coverage: Children in Protection Homes, May 2nd 2022

On May 2nd 2022, Justices Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai continued to hear a matter concerning the welfare of children in street situations.

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Special Status of Delhi: A Timeline

SCO traces the key developments in laws on the special status of Delhi.

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Sedition Law in India: A Timeline

SCO traces key laws and cases on sedition in India.

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Sealed Covers: Safeguarding Secrets or Eroding Transparency?

DESK BRIEF: Government agencies have begun to submit evidence to the Supreme Court in ‘sealed covers’ with increasing frequency.

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Court in Review: Death Penalty

We trace key SC Judgments on the death penalty over the years.

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SCO Explains: 2020 Amendments to the FCRA

We break down the 2020 Amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, and the SC's decision upholding the Amendments.

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SCO Shorts: The Jahangirpuri Demolitions Reach the SC

On April 21st 2022, the SC directed that the stay on illegal constructions in Delhi's Jahangirpuri shall continue.

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SCO Shorts: Sealed Cover Jurisprudence

When do parties submit information to the Court in 'sealed covers', and why does it matter?

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Day 2: Courts and the Constitution Conference

The Courts and Constitution Conference was held on April 15th-16th, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

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Day 1: Courts and the Constitution Conference

The Courts and Constitution Conference was held on April 15th-16th, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

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SCO Conducts Workshop for Students at NALSAR University of Law

The SCO team conducted a workshop at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, on April 15th 2022.

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Decoding Social Security for Gig Workers with Prof. Babu Mathew

DESK BRIEF: We discuss gig workers' claims for recognition as unorganised workers with Prof. Babu Mathew.

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SCO Explains: Gig Workers’ Claim for Social Security

We discuss gig workers' claims for recognition as unorganised workers with Prof. Babu Mathew

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SCO Shorts: FCRA Judgment

SC upholds the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act (FCRA), 2020, cites concerns about sovereignty of nation.

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COVID Coverage: Children in Protection Homes, April 4th 2022

On April 4th, SC directed State governments and Union Territories to comply with the Supreme Court’s earlier Orders on child welfare.

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Monthly Review: March 2022

The SC delivered Judgments on the One Rank One Pension policy and Vanniyar reservations in Tamil Nadu.

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Celebrating 5 Years of Supreme Court Observer

DESK BRIEF: SCO is India’s first and only living archive of the Supreme Court.

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Fundamental Duties: Court in Review

Fundamental Duties are duties that citizens owe to the State. They cannot be enforced in a court of law.

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Creamy Layer: Court in Review

SC/ST/OBC individuals belonging to the 'creamy layer' are not eligible for certain types of reservations.

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The Karnataka HC Hijab Decision and the Politics Of Citation

DESK BRIEF: Did the Karnataka High Court cite any Muslim women in its Judgment upholding the hijab ban?

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The Texts That Made The Hijab Judgment

How has the Court used key texts to understand what the hijab means for Indian Muslim women and Islam?

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SCO Explains: Discussing Data in Reservation Policies with Dr. Anup Surendranath

We discuss the Supreme Court's demand for data in reservations policies and the implications of this demand with Dr. Anup Surendranath.

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One Rank One Pension Policy: A Timeline

We trace the key events in the One Rank One Pension story

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The Karnataka Hijab Ban: A Timeline

We trace the Hijab Ban controversy in Karnataka through an interactive timeline.

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SCO Explains: Reservations in PG NEET Admissions (3/4)

We discuss the normative gaps in the Court's reservations jurisprudence in the context of PG NEET admissions with Dr. Anup

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MediaOne TV Ban: Will the Court Balance Free Speech and National Security?

Amidst concerns of national security, the Supreme Court shall next hear the challenge to MediaOne TV's ban on March 15th.

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The Supreme Court on Hate Speech in Elections

What has the Supreme Court said about hate speech in political campaigns?

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What has the SC said about caste and communal appeals in elections?

The SC in Abhiram Singh held that appeals cannot be made to the caste and communal identities of voters and candidates in elections.

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Changing Tides for Indian Retail as Amazon-Future Case Takes a New Turn

DESK BRIEF: In the ongoing dispute between Amazon and Future Group, the SC granted 15 days for an out of court settlement.

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Looking Ahead: The Court in March 2022

The SC is expected to deliver judgments in key cases on reservations, the One Rank One Pension Policy and the hijab ban.

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Monthly Review: February 2022

The Court engaged with State reservations policies, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, and the Union's OROP policy.

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Essential Religious Practices—The Heart of the Hijab Ban Challenge

DESK BRIEF: The question of whether the hijab is an Essential Religious Practice appears to be at the heart of the hijab ban challenge.

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What Were the Cases Cited in the Karnataka Government Order Banning Hijabs?

The Karnataka Government Order banning the hijab cited three High Court cases that appear to be inapplicable in the present case.

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Karnataka’s Hijab Ban: Proceedings at the High Court and the Interim Order

We break down the arguments in the challenge to the hijab ban in Karnataka's educational institutions, and analyse the Court's Order.

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How many times has the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court been superseded?

DESK BRIEF: There have been three supersessions at the Supreme Court of India.

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How the global drug crisis led to the PMLA

DESK BRIEF: The Prevention of Money Laundering Act was enacted to honour India's obligations under a UN Convention on Drug Trafficking.

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The Seniority Principle: How is the Chief Justice of India Selected?

As per the seniority principle, the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court is appointed as the Chief Justice of India.

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Looking Ahead: The Court in February 2022

The SC is expected to hear key cases on PMLA, state-wise grant of minority status, the IT Rules, and Delhi Police Commissioner's appointment

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SCO Explains: SC Order on OBC, EWS Reservations for PG NEET (2/4)

In this episode we explain the Court's Judgment and Order in the PG NEET Reservations case, and take you through main arguments.

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Third Wave Sweeps the Court

13 Judges and hundreds of Court staff tested positive for COVID in the past week. What does this mean for the Court?

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COVID Coverage: Children in Protection Homes, February 1st 2022

On February 1st 2022, the Supreme Court issued an Order on the recording the statements of child witnesses in criminal trials.

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Key SC Judgments January 2022

The SC delivered significant judgments on reservations and the suspension of MLAs from Legislative Assemblies.

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SCO Explains: Reservations in PG NEET Courses (1/2)

In this episode, we explain why the Union had halted PG NEET Exams, the challenge to the OBC and EWS Reservations in PG NEET before the SC.

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How do we ‘judge’ the Judges?

DESK BRIEF: How can the productivity of a judge be determined?

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Part II—The Mandal and Sinho Commissions: A Study in Contrasts

Studies examining caste-based backwardness have a higher bar to pass than those studying backwardness within the ‘general category'.

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Part I—The Mandal and Sinho Commissions: A Study in Contrasts

There is a marked difference in the methodology employed by the Mandal and Major Sinho Commissions in studying backwardness.

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With a Shift to Virtual Hearings, SC to Hear Urgent Matters

DESK BRIEF: The Third Wave of the pandemic has pushed the Supreme Court to shift to virtual hearings and prioritise urgent matters.

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Monthly Review: December 2021

We covered cases the SC heard in December, reviewed the key judgments of 2021, and engaged with the cases that the Court will hear in 2022.

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11% of Cases Filed Before the SC are Admitted

Only 11% of cases filed before the Supreme Court proceed past the admissions stage to the regular stage of hearings.

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Two SC Judges Authored More Than 100 Judgments Each in 2021

In 2021, the average SC judge delivered 23 judgments.

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Looking Ahead: Key SC Cases 2022

The Supreme Court in 2022 is poised to address key questions on reservations, terror, and freedom of the press.

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Wrapping up 2021 at the Supreme Court

DESK BRIEF: In 2021, the SC grappled with pressing questions on freedom of the press, equality and non-discrimination.

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Key Supreme Court Judgments 2021

We review the SC's most significant judgments in 2021.

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Judicial Deference

In Rajeev Suri v Union of India, the SC adopted a deferential approach vis-à-vis the Executive regarding policy matters.

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Reservations

The Supreme Court delivered key judgments on reservations for Persons with Disabilities and the Maratha community.

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2021 in Review: Reservations and Constitution Benches

DESK BRIEF: In a year where Constitution Benches remained largely inactive, the Supreme Court expanded its jurisprudence on reservations.

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2021 in Review: COVID, Equality and Privacy

DESK BRIEF: The SC delivered key decisions on equality and privacy, further stepping in to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Aadhaar Link to Voter Lists — What has the Supreme Court said?

Does Aadhaar's link to electoral rolls contravene the Court's privacy jurisprudence?