Justify Episode 2 – Faith, Not Law

Justify | Podcast ยท November 26, 2019
Author(s): Arghya Sengupta

On the second episode of justify – Faith, not Law.

Round up the rationale and decisions of the Supreme Court in the Rojer Mathew (the Tribunals) case, the RTI Act and the office of the CJI case, the contempt petition against industrialists Malvinder and Shivinder Signh and a Delhi High Court judgement on attendance requirements for annual promotion in LLB courses (is attendance an essential requirement for promotion?). [Starts at 0:32]

Deep dive into the judgement delivered in the Sabarimala review petition. Understand what review jurisdiction entails. Did the court possibly overreach in this particular instance? What are the implications of such judicial innovations? [Starts at 8:45]

Listen in to a Tete-a-Tete between the host and former Law Minister Salman Khurshid. Does the SC judgement in the Sabarimala Review petition re-open an old can of worms? How can we best understand the slippery contours where religion intersects with the law? Is unity assured only by uniformity? Or is unity not just assured, but actually preferred to be assured by way of diversity? An intellectually stimulating discussion with a diversity of opinions awaits. [Starts at 17:36]

As always, write to us at justify@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the answer in our weekly legal quiz CLATTER, and stand a chance to win a thousand rupee Amazon voucher. [Starts at 44:12]

The winners of last week’s quiz were Aakash Puttige and Mohan Gowda. The correct answer was Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, writing to Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

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