Justify Episode 9 – Blackout

Justify | Podcast · February 6, 2020
Author(s): Arghya Sengupta

On the ninth episode of Justify: Blackout – the Kashmir Internet Shutdown judgement (ft. Chintan Chandrachud).

Round Up cases from the last days of January: (i) Desh Raj v Balkishan, where the SC upheld the legality of striking off the right to file a written statement when the litigant causes unexplained and inordinate delays; (ii) KM Singh vs Speaker, Manipur, where the SC directed the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to decide pending defection-disqualification applications within 4 weeks; (iii) Hanuman Laxman Aroskar v Union of India, where the SC struck a perfect balance between the development agenda and environment protection, by ensuring a proper Environment Clearance process; and (v) a significant development from the Allahabad High Court, where the State government was direc

Deep Dive into the Kashmir Internet Shutdown judgement delivered on January 10. Understand what the court held and why the judgement is seemingly an abdication of the court’s duties.

Listen in to a Tete-a-tete with Chintan Chandrachud, the author of “The Cases that India Forgot”. The conversation focuses on the Kashmir Internet Shutdown judgement and brings forward nuanced perspectives on the constitutionality of the government’s actions as well as the propriety of the judgement.

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 Jeevitha M N, and the correct answer was the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.


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