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    ...It was asked to decide if the practice violated the constitutional right to equality and protections against gender discrimination. Ahead of the judgment, it was widely anticipated that the Court would strike down the practice on the basis that it breached constitutional morality. It was also hoped that the Supreme Court would overturn a long-standing decision of the Bombay High Court effectively insulating personal laws from constitutional scrutiny. In spite of the majority of judges striking down the practice of instant triple talaq, the judgment did none of those things. To be sure, the more accurate way of characterising the judgment is that some of the judges did do some of those things. But the danger of three separate opinions amongst a panel of five judges deciding a case is that the lowest common denominator prevails. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 28, 2017, 12:58 a.m.

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    ...Kulbhushan Jadhav. Express photo video grab. Any contest between India and Pakistan is likely to capture eyeballs. The difference on Monday was that this contest took place not in the Eden Gardens or the Gaddafi Stadium, nor even at the Edgbaston (which will play host to a Champions Trophy game next month). Instead, after a hiatus of close to 18 years, the two nations once again found themselves in the International Court of Justice at The Hague. On this occasion, India claimed that Pakistan had breached its international law obligations by refusing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage and terrorism. The events that gave rise to this case are well-known. India and Pakistan agree that Jadhav, an Indian national, was arrested by Pakistani officials last year. That is where the agreement ends. India claims that Jadhav is a former naval officer, who was running a business in Iran from where he was kidnapped and shown to have been arrested in Balochistan. ...

    Indian Express on May 18, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

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    ...The process was as painful as the outcome, for the Supreme Court observed that the LGBT community was a “minuscule” minority that did not deserve the court’s time or protection. Despite the court’s observations, there was little doubt about whether this judgment represented the collective view of the judiciary. In an article published in this newspaper two years ago, I explained that courts across the country had begun narrowing the impact of the decision in the months after it was made. The Gujarat High Court intelligently skirted the Supreme Court’s decision on Section 377, holding that the State government’s failure to grant a tax concession to a film depicting homosexuality was unconstitutional. ...

    The Hindu on Dec. 8, 2016, 4:47 a.m.

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    ...The process was as painful as the outcome, for the Supreme Court observed that the LGBT community was a “minuscule” minority that did not deserve the court’s time or protection. Despite the court’s observations, there was little doubt about whether this judgment represented the collective view of the judiciary. In an article published in this newspaper two years ago, I explained that courts across the country had begun narrowing the impact of the decision in the months after it was made. The Gujarat High Court intelligently skirted the Supreme Court’s decision on Section 377, holding that the State government’s failure to grant a tax concession to a film depicting homosexuality was unconstitutional. ...

    The Hindu on Dec. 8, 2016, 12:43 a.m.

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    ... On November 3, as Delhi experienced dangerous air pollution due to crop burning in neighbouring states, a judgement delivered by the High Court of Justice in London sparked a fire of its own along the corridors of Whitehall. The court decided that Theresa May’s Conservative government lacked the power to trigger the process for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (otherwise known as ‘Brexit’). On June 23, close to 52 per cent voters cast their vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The procedure for leaving the EU is addressed by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This provides a two-year withdrawal process from the EU once a state notifies its intention to do so. This two-year window offers an opportunity for exit negotiations between the leaving state and the EU. In the event that no agreement is reached within this window, the exiting state walks out empty-handed. After the referendum, it became clear the British government was planning to trigger the withdrawal process under Article 50 — without the intervention of Parliament. ...

    Indian Express on Nov. 9, 2016, midnight