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.
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