India Insight

Markandey Katju: Ex-India Supreme Court judge stirs the pot

July 24, 2014

Comments by retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju had India’s parliament in uproar this week. In a blog post published by the Times of India, the chairman of the Press Council of India hinted at a connection between the government and the judiciary in the elevation of an allegedly corrupt judge in Tamil Nadu.

Investors fear for their deposits after Sahara chief’s arrest

March 7, 2014

The arrest of Sahara chief Subrata Roy last week and the court case over an outlawed bond scheme are raising fears among some investors who worry they will not get their money back.

Scarred victims of acid attacks struggle to get their due

March 7, 2014

Sapna is a 21-year-old woman from a lower-middle class family in the Nand Nagri area of eastern Delhi. Her face is scarred by acid. Last August, her 32-year-old relative hired men to throw it in her face as she returned from her part-time job as a helper at an adhesives factory. The relative was angry because she rejected his marriage proposal.

Back to the grind for Maharashtra’s dance bars

By Kaustubh Kulkarni
July 16, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Dance bars are set to reopen in Maharashtra, with India’s Supreme Court rejecting a state government ban in 2005 that forced the popular nightspots to close.

The way ahead for India’s “caged parrot”

May 15, 2013

When India’s top court berated the government this month for interfering in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report, it put the spotlight on a long-standing opposition gripe that the federal law enforcement agency was being politically influenced.

Should India ban Internet porn?

April 16, 2013

(This commentary reflects the thoughts of the author. It does not reflect the views of Thomson Reuters Corp.)

Cauvery River water fight paralyses Bangalore on Saturday

October 6, 2012

(This article was reported by Gokul Chandrasekar, Vineet Sharma and Bidya Sapam. Photos by Bidya Sapam)

Court order pulls the plug on Salwa Judum

By Reuters Staff
July 7, 2011

By Annie Banerji

In a case where the federal government was excoriated due to its passivity on anti-extremist violence, India’s Supreme Court took matters into its own hands to rein in the Salwa Judum counter-insurgency movement in the central state of Chhattisgarh.

Amnesty says hundreds detained in Kashmir without charge or trial

March 21, 2011

Amnesty International has accused the government of detaining hundreds of people each year in Kashmir without charge or trial under a “draconian” Indian law.

Fight corruption – at your own risk

March 4, 2011

The judges in the Supreme Court had finished hammering out for delivery the next day a landmark verdict in the battle against corruption, when a thousand kilometres away, another anti-graft crusader was beaten to death.