Olav Albuquerque

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Olav Albuquerque holds a Ph.D. in Media law and is a journalist-cum-lawyer of the Bombay High Court.

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First, laws enacted without farmers' consent, now panel set up without their consent, writes Olav Albuquerque

First, laws enacted without farmers' consent, now panel set up without their consent, writes Olav Albuquerque

Allegations that the microphones of opposition MPs were muted when the farm laws were passed have also been levelled against the Governme...Read More

By dissenting, SC judge upheld public right to participate in the Rs 20,000cr Central Vista Project, says Olav Albuquerque

By dissenting, SC judge upheld public right to participate in the Rs 20,000cr Central Vista Project, says Olav Albuquerque

Justice Sanjiv Khanna held that the Central Government did not give adequate thought to public concerns and not enough time for those who...Read More

In 2020, we saw the erosion of secularism, in which are inherent the right to choose our food & life partners, writes Olav Albuquerque

In 2020, we saw the erosion of secularism, in which are inherent the right to choose our food & life partners, writes Olav Albuquerque

The year gone by has witnessed the succumbing of the judiciary to state power with the insidious whittling down of secularism, which enca...Read More

Farmers at Singhu border

No Christmas gift for agitating farmers in Delhi as their face-off with Centre continues, writes Olav Albuquerque

The apex court could have set up a special vacation bench to hear arguments against the validity of the three alleged anti-farmer laws. I...Read More

Couples as HC judges, in same court :  Interests of justice served, doubly so?

Couples as HC judges, in same court : Interests of justice served, doubly so?

The Consolidated Fund of Tamil Nadu will pay the salaries of Justices Kuppuraju and Valayapalayam. Each state has its own Consolidated Fu...Read More

Why judgments must be 
succinct, pithy & cogent

Why judgments must be succinct, pithy & cogent

Many countries mandate the use of simple language to ensure citizens’ access to government service

Anti-corruption law remains 
toothless tiger

Anti-corruption law remains toothless tiger

Ministers, MLAs misuse the law by approaching high courts and the Supreme Court to quash FIRs against them

Love, like truth and justice, is irreligious

Love, like truth and justice, is irreligious

The Union Govt had told Parliament in February that the words 'love jihad' were neither found in any existing law nor in the Constitution

So what's good for Goswami
is also good for Kappan

So what's good for Goswami is also good for Kappan

Article 21 ensures no human being, whether they are an Indian citizen or not, is jailed without following the safeguards laid down by law...Read More

Right to dissent does not 
imply non-accountability

Right to dissent does not imply non-accountability

What is at stake here is the right to life of Anvay Naik and the right to liberty of Arnab Goswami, both guaranteed under Article 21

Free speech includes right 
to entertain viewers

Free speech includes right to entertain viewers

'Freedom of speech' has made Arnab Goswami screech to teach those who disagree with him that the nation comes first. Always and every tim...Read More

Contours of press freedom 
will be redrawn

Contours of press freedom will be redrawn

The words 'freedom' and 'speech' are both so amorphous and quixotic that we all claim their protection but unabashedly abuse the freedom ...Read More

In a state where inequality trumps
equality, justice is a chimera

In a state where inequality trumps equality, justice is a chimera

510 students have written to the Chief Justice of India, seeking stringent action against Hathras Police & the district administration

CBI left loopholes for acquittals

CBI left loopholes for acquittals

The Liberhan Commission report comprises primary evidence which could have been relied upon in the judgment of the CBI special court

We need media trials to 
expose the rot in Bollywood

We need media trials to expose the rot in Bollywood

The curbs thought of by the HC to make the state regulate news channels had never been envisaged by our founding fathers

Katju’s antics result in PIL against him in SC

Katju’s antics result in PIL against him in SC

The former SC judge has said Nirav Modi would be made a 'scapegoat' were he to be extradited to India

Kangana vs. Shiv Sena potboiler

Kangana vs. Shiv Sena potboiler

There is no doubt that the feisty actress enjoys the right to free speech under Article 19 (1) (a)

Dilution of question hour questionable, say MPs

Dilution of question hour questionable, say MPs

Without actually doing so, the government has diluted Article 105, by allowing only unstarred questions to be asked

Prashant Bhushan wins victory for free speech

Prashant Bhushan wins victory for free speech

By refusing to apologise, the activist-lawyer declared such a forced apology would be “insincere” because he felt no remorse for his twe...Read More

Justice Arun Mishra's term ends: A look at the last days of the SC judge

Justice Arun Mishra's term ends: A look at the last days of the SC judge

As they are selected in secrecy and not elected, SC judges are accountable only to their own conscience

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