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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports for JURIST from New Delhi on the recent actions of a COVID-impacted Supreme Court of India as it deals with a security breach involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi just as several Indian states prepare to head to the polls. As of Wednesday, India recorded over 200,000 fresh COVID-19 cases [...]

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With the COVID-19 Omicron variant now surging in India just as campaigning for elections in various Indian states is set to begin, India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist asks whether the country’s judiciary will once again step up to check the permissive executive branch of government in order to minimize the social impact of the pandemic. [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports for JURIST from New Delhi on recent remarks by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana highlighting the dramatic disparity in the current gender balance of the Indian judiciary and calling for equal representation of men and women.  The Chief Justice of India, Justice NV Ramana, displayed his disappointment Tuesday [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma reports on Monday’s proceedings in the Supreme Court of India on government efforts to control the latest severe bout of air pollution in the country’s National Capital Region. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The Special Bench of Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana, Hon’ble Justice [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma and India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist offer their perspective on an action in the Supreme Court of India calling on the Indian government to immediately address severe air quality problems in the country’s National Capital Region. They file this for JURIST from New Delhi. Every year the period around the [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma and India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist offer their perspective on the legal issues surrounding the recent high-profile arrest and detention of Bollywood celebrity heir Aryan Khan on illegal drug charges. They file this for JURIST from New Delhi. India got its very own Bollywood drama last month when Aryan Khan [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports on the India Supreme Court’s recent expression of its disinclination to recognize virtual court hearings as a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. A recent petition filed with the Supreme Court of India by the National Federation of Societies for Fast [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma, a final year law student at Amity Law School, reports on the Supreme Court of India’s response to a recent farmers’ protest against the government in which multiple protesters were killed. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. Yesterday the Supreme Court of India took suo motu cognizance of [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma, a final year law student at Amity Law School, offers his perspective on recent high-profile criticisms of India’s Public Interest Litigation (PIL) system. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. India’s Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently dismissed with costs a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition supposedly being filed [...]

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