On the ninth episode of Justify: Blackout – the Kashmir Internet Shutdown judgement.

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 directed to furnish data on the number of deaths caused in the anti-CAA protests in the State on 20th December.

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.

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