Why Liberals Must Support A Common Civil Code, The Telegraph [Saturday, April 18th, 2015]

Thirty years ago this fortnight, the Supreme Court passed its famous judgment in the Shah Bano case. A Muslim man had divorced his wife and stopped providing for her maintenance. The brave woman fought the injustice all the way to the highest court of the land. Finally, on the 23rd of April 1985, a five [...]

 
 
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  Seven Threats To Freedom Of Expression, The Telegraph [Saturday, January 24th, 2015]

India, I have long maintained, is a fifty-fifty democracy. In some respects—such as free and fair elections, free movement of people—we are as democratic as any other country in the world. In other respects we lag noticeably behind. One such area is the freedom of expression. The first threat to freedom of expression is the [...]

 
 
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