Justify Episode 8 – Women and the Republic

Justify | Podcast · January 27, 2020
Author(s): Arghya Sengupta

Republic Day Special episode!

On the eight episode of Justify: Women and the Republic

Round Up important cases from the first few days of January: (i) the underwhelming response from the SC in the Kashmir Internet Shutdown judgement; (ii) the West Bengal Madarsa case, where the SC ruled on the rights on minority education institutions; (iii) Balakrishna Ram vs Union of India, where the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces Tribunal was clarified; (iv) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights vs vs Dr. Rajesh Kumar, where the SC highlighted the importance of non-politicisation of child rights and (v) a judgement from the Tripura High Court, where a public servant’s right to attend political rallies was upheld.

Deep Dive into Seven Reforms at Seventy – judicial reforms that are necessary 70 years on from the formation of the Constitution. Understand why the phrase ‘higher judiciary’ might not be the most appropriate; why women need more representation at the Bench and why the SC needs to be restructured.

Listen in to a Tete-a-tete with former Supreme Court judge, Justice Ruma Pal. Follow her journey – and her experiences as a woman – from Nagpur to Oxford and eventually to the Supreme Court. Also listen in for her opinions of judicial appointments and accountability.

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. Last week’s winner was Ramesh KC, and the correct answer was Gina Miller and the Brexit case.

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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