“In choosing the essential practices test, Indian courts have shaded out alternative doctrinal approaches”: Mathew John
The author of ‘India’s Communal Constitution’ on the balance between individual rights, religious identities and the Uniform Civil Code
11th Jan 2024More
The Court’s performance this year was more defined by what it didn’t do than what it did—no hearing for the Hijab Ban and Sabarimala cases
6th Jan 2024More
DESK BRIEF: Dhulia J emphasised that ‘finality is a good thing, but Justice is better' in an opinion that will prolong the Hijab Ban saga.
17th Oct 2022More
DESK BRIEF: Arguments on Religion took over half the SC time, despite all parties agreeing that it should not be the focus of the case.
26th Sep 2022More
What arguments were made in the challenge to the Hijab Ban in Karnataka? What will the Judgement focus on?
24th Sep 2022More
SCO's video recap of the last week discusses the major highlights of the week, and what to expect going forward.
9th Sep 2022More
Plea for the case to be heard by a larger Bench, as it involves constitutional questions about accommodations for religious practices.
7th Sep 2022More
The SC delivered Judgments on the One Rank One Pension policy and Vanniyar reservations in Tamil Nadu.
1st Apr 2022More
DESK BRIEF: Did the Karnataka High Court cite any Muslim women in its Judgment upholding the hijab ban?
26th Mar 2022More
How has the Court used key texts to understand what the hijab means for Indian Muslim women and Islam?
23rd Mar 2022More
DESK BRIEF: Our extensive coverage of the hijab case contains reports on Karnataka HC hearings, Judgment summary and matrix, and more.
17th Mar 2022More
DESK BRIEF: The question of whether the hijab is an Essential Religious Practice appears to be at the heart of the hijab ban challenge.
25th Feb 2022More