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by AG Noorani

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    Poisoning minds

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2021

    IN AN excellent review of the great Mughal emperor Babar’s memoir, The Babarnama, published in a leading English daily in India, the reviewer recommended that...

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    Police and prosecution

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2021

    IN THE course of the election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi warned the police, especially the Central Bureau of Investigation, that one...

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    Consult and decide

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2020

    SINCE independence, India has seen many a protest, some massive. But never before has it seen such an organised, mammoth demonstration in which old as...

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    India’s democracy

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    IT IS not fashionable to cite old classics. But if one turns to Roman, Greek and, more so, the English classics, one is struck by...

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    Congress in crisis

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    ‘PARLIAMENTARY government, as it is understood in the UK, works by the interaction of four essential factors: the principle of majority rule; the willingness of...

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    Right to travel

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2020

    IT IS unwise to treat lightly brazen abuses of power to stop citizens from exercising their right to go abroad. The case of Altaf Ahmad...

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    When judges talk

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2020

    It is established that even an intemperate attack on a judge does not constitute contempt of court if his speech or conduct was a public...

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    Kashmir: written in blood

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2020

    The people of Kashmir have the right to decide their own future, writes AG Noorani UNIQUELY, Kashmir’s flag was born in bloodshed and is rooted...

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    Activism and restraint

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2020

    FOR a judge to seek to be wiser than the law is to do the very thing forbidden by wise laws. But judicial activism has...

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    Secrecy vs justice

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 28, 2020

    THE expression ‘lifafa’ for justice has an altogether different connotation from that of a certain low form of journalism. This is not to say that...

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