September 30, 2022
India’s Supreme Court Gives Equal Abortion Access to All Women
By Bhumika Saraswati
All women, regardless of marital status, can now obtain abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies.
June 13, 2022
India’s Supreme Court Recognizes Sex Work as a Profession
By Kavita Chowdhury
Voluntary sex work is legal in India but trafficking for sex is punishable under the law.
May 14, 2022
India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials
By Sudha Ramachandran
Although the Narendra Modi government said it will “re-examine” and “re-consider” the sedition law, its apparent change of heart is unconvincing.
January 12, 2022
India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims
By Ashok Sharma
The apex court intervention relates to calls for genocide of Indian Muslims made at a Hindu religious conclave last month.
January 15, 2020
Indian State Challenges New Citizenship Law in Supreme Court
By Associated Press
The government of Kerala argues the Citizenship Amendment Act violates India’s secular constitution.
July 25, 2019
Will Manipur Fake Encounter Victims Finally See Justice?
By Rohit Dhyani
A Supreme Court announcement brings new hope that abuses of the AFSPA can be brought to light.
July 19, 2018
The Taj Mahal: Monumental Neglect
By Neeta Lal
India's top court threatens to “shut down” India's most iconic monument unless action is taken to restore it.
July 05, 2017
Why India's Triple Talaq Debate Misses the Point
By Aftab Alam
Muslim women have far more pressing concerns. Why is this obscure practice gaining national attention?
January 24, 2014
The Indian Supreme Court as Environmental Activist
By Romi Jain
The country’s highest court has not been shy about using judicial activism to protect the environment