Justify Episode 1 – The Temple of Complete Justice

Justify | Podcast ยท November 17, 2019
Author(s): Arghya Sengupta

On the maiden episode of Justify: The Temple Of Complete Justice

Round up of the legal issues and the decisions of the Supreme Court in the last week: Ayodhya, the Sabarimala review, the Rafale review and a Bombay High Court judgement that you may have missed. [ Starts at 3:08]

Deep dive into the Ayodhya judgement. Understand how the court dealt with a clash between the spiritual and the temporal. What are the legal issues in this conflict of religious possession? How does the court arrive at its conclusion? [ Starts at 10:30]

Listen in to a Tete-a-Tete between Arghya and Prof. Aparna Chandra from NLU Delhi as they discuss the judgement’s implications on secularism. Does the judgement walk the talk on being secular? What role does the SC see for itself in regulating religion? Does the final order of land for the mosque being allocated away from the disputed site further or derogate from justice, equity and good conscience? [ Starts at 16:56]

Finally, test your legal knowledge with CLATTER, our weekly legal quiz that’s a bit tougher than CLAT. Write to us at justify@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the answer and stand a chance to win a Rs. 1000 Amazon voucher. [ Starts at 50:20]

About Arghya Sengupta:

Arghya is the Founder and Research Director at Vidhi. His areas of specialisation are constitutional law and regulation of the digital economy. He has served on a number of government committees including most recently the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-led committee of experts on a data protection framework for India. Arghya has a number of academic publications on the Supreme Court, Parliament, fundamental rights in leading law journals such as Law Quarterly Review and Public Law. He is also a columnist at The Telegraph, The Hindustan Times and The Times of India. He has most recently authored a book "Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary" (Cambridge, 2019) which builds on his doctoral work at Oxford University. Prior to founding Vidhi, he was at Oxford as a Lecturer in Administrative Law at Pembroke College. Link to full bio