“This is not the first time that Shri Nedumpara has attempted to browbeat and insult Judges of this Court. He is in the habit of using intemperate language to achieve his ends before several Judges of the Bombay High Court. Contempt when committed in the face of the Court, Judges’ hands are not tied behind […]Read more "Contempt Jurisdiction III"
“The idea for this book took shape during a seminar course that I taught at NSLIU, Bengaluru in January, 2015 and the NUJS, Kolkata in June, 2016. This book advances Justice Vivian Bose’s vision of the Constitution, a vision that understood both the historical monument of framing, and the Constitution itself, as fundamentally transformative. But […]Read more "The Transformative Constitution"
“I have been impressed at times with the peculiarity of the fate of very learned and able friends of mine who, as the reward of exceptional knowledge and skill in the business matters of England and Scotland, are suddenly required to turn a large part of their attention to Indian appeals.” – Sir George Claus […]Read more "Sir George Claus Rankin"
“There can be no conviction on the basis of surmises and conjectures or suspicion howsoever grave it may be. Strong suspicion, strong coincidences and grave doubt cannot take the place of legal proof. The onus of the prosecution cannot be discharged by referring to very strong suspicion and existence of highly suspicious factors to inculpate […]Read more "Guesses & Conjectures II"
“Another submission of Mr. Pritesh Kapur was that since it is the State Government which is the ‘owner of the minerals’ and the minerals that ‘vest’ in it, as held in Amritlal Nathubhai Shah, (1976) 4 SCC 108 while granting the licence, it can put conditions pertaining to movement and flow of such minerals as […]Read more "The Revival of Ray XVII"
“It is high time we re-arranged our law so that the ancient but misleading term “Contempt of Court” disappeared from the law’s vocabulary [Lord Scarman, Attorney-General v. British Broadcasting Corporation,  3 All ER 161]. It is important to remember that while considering the question of disobedience of an order, what must be regarded is […]Read more "Contempt Jurisdiction II / The Revival of Ray XV"
Md. Aziz Ali, Md. Kutub Ali, Md. Mamud Ali and Samir Ali, fast asleep in their home in the early hours of the morning, oblivious to their imminent fate, were mercilessly murdered in a barbaric manner by the armed accused, without any instigation or provocation. The incident took place at about 6.00 a.m. on 9.11.1995. […]Read more "I, Eye-Witness"