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.


Ashish Shelar v Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

The Supreme Court will decide whether the parliamentary resolution suspending 12 MLA’s from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for a year violates the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rules. Further, the Court will decide the balance between the speakers power to maintain the decorum of the house and MLAs' right to freely express themselves.