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Irresolute Collegium – Prey to Judges whimsy, My lords, do we have Right to Know?

SUPREME Court Collegium – a body constituted by the judges for the judges and of the judges, is once again in news for all the wrong reasons. On January 10, 2019, Collegium comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, N V Ramana and Arun Mishra decided to…
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Big blow to RTI: Law Ministry turns down application on material used to promulgate Triple Talaq Ordinance

In a big blow to transparency, the Ministry of Law and Justice has turned down an RTI application filed by Paras Nath Singh, a Delhi-based advocate, seeking information on the material that formed basis for the promulgation of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 (commonly known as the “Triple Talaq Ordinance”),…
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Right to Information Act, 2005: An introduction to one of India’s most significant transparency legislations

As The Leaflet begins its “Know Your Rights” series — a slew of explanatory write-ups on our crucial rights, significant laws on sexual harassment at work, domestic violence, access to medicine, health, non-discrimination and affirmative action based on sexuality, caste, religion, etc., — I shall be writing every week on the Right to Information (RTI)…
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