Diversity

Revisiting V Surendra Mohan: An Opportunity Seized in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC – Part II

By | March 18th, 2021|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Diversity, Supreme Court of India|

Editor’s Note: The following is Part II of a two-part post on the judiciary and inclusion of differently-abled persons as judges. In Part I, authors Eeshan Sonak and Yash Dodhani criticised the Supreme Court decision in V. Surendra Mohan v. State of Tamil Nadu, which held that a visual impairment or hearing disability above 50% [...]

Revisiting V Surendra Mohan: A Black Spot on the Progressive Growth of Equality for the Differently-Abled – Part I

By | March 18th, 2021|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Diversity, Supreme Court of India|

Editor’s Note: The following is Part I of a two-part post on the judiciary and inclusion of differently-abled persons as judges. In this part, authors Eeshan Sonak and Yash Dodani point out the problems with Supreme Court’s judgment in V. Surendra Mohan v. State of Tamil Nadu, which held that a visual impairment or hearing [...]

The Indian Legal Fraternity is Failing at the Premise of its Own Existence

By | July 12th, 2020|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Bar Associations, Constitution of India, Diversity, Judicial Administration, Judicial Ethics, Litigation Practice, Senior Designation, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: In this blog post, Sanchit Khandelwal highlights the nepotism and favouritism prevalent in appointment procedures of the judiciary, selection of senior counsels, and at the bar. Due to such nepotism and favouritism, young lawyers and subordinate judiciary judges from marginalised communities suffer unduly. This necessitates the need for reform. Introduction Recent findings and [...]

The Supreme Court Registry: A Puppet of the Powerful?

By | July 9th, 2020|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Constitution of India, Diversity, Supreme Court of India|

Editor's Note: In this blog post, against the backdrop of limited hearings being taken up by the Supreme Court owing to the pandemic, Abhinand Lagisetti critiques the manner of prioritisation adopted by the Registry of the Supreme Court. The author analyses the present norms being adopted and critiques the Registry's prioritisation of matters that concern [...]

The Queer Case of Judicial Appointments: The Collegium vs. a Gay Lawyer

By | October 2nd, 2019|Diversity, LGBTQ Rights, Supreme Court of India|

Editor's Note: In this post, Priyamvadha Shivaji, writes about the Supreme Court's reluctance in diversifying its composition and how the delay in the appointment of a queer lawyer to the bench affects the Court's legitimacy regarding claims of upholding representative values and accepting diversity. In its historic verdict in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of [...]