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From New Delhi, India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports for JURIST on recent top-level meetings of India’s senior judges and political leaders in which needed improvements to Indian court structure and process were discussed… Last week a conference of Chief Justices of different Indian High Courts and a joint conference of the Chief Justices of [...]

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From New Delhi, India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports for JURIST on India’s posture in the current Ukraine crisis, and legal developments relating to the return of Indian students and other nationals from Ukraine.  Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seeking support from various nations, including India, to help him oppose the Russian invasion of Ukraine. [...]

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From New Delhi, India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports for JURIST on recent legal developments surrounding Karnataka state’s “hijab row,” removal or reduction of COVID-19 restrictions and the resignation of a high court justice who became nationally notorious for her judgment in a child sexual assault case. The Karnataka High Court is currently tending to [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma reports on a prohibition against Indian Muslim school girls wearing hijabs at a state-run school in Karnataka State that has prompted litigation and now violence in a country gripped by a rising tide of Hindu nationalism.  He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The High Court of Karnataka is [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma reports on the Delhi High Court’s consideration of whether rape within marriage should be criminalized, and comments on extraordinary threats to counsel by parties objecting to their professional positions on the matter argued in court. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. For over two weeks now the Delhi [...]

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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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