Republic Day Special!

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 of minority education institutions; (iii) Balakrishna Ram v Union of India, where the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces Tribunal was clarified; (iv) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights v Dr. Rajesh Kumar, where the SC highlighted the importance of non-politicization 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 with the answer in our weekly legal quiz CLATTR, 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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