Raising The Bar: Landmark Judgments from the Indian Judiciary

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Rupa
| Author:
Pinky Anand
| Language:
English
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Why did a regular judgment by the Allahabad High Court result in the imposition of Emergency
across India? How did Sanjay Dutt?s arrest under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention)
Act affect the law?s future? What was the curious turn of events that led to the back and forth
regarding decriminalization of same-sex relationships?

In India, whenever the legislature has resorted to petty politics, the judiciary has always stepped in
to be the nation?s conscience keeper. Passing landmark judgments like the ones against Triple Talaq
and honour killings as well as preserving the citizens? right to identity and expression, the courts
of India have consistently set a high bar when it comes to putting its citizens first. Raising the Bar explores some cases and judgments that have shaped the citizenry and the country going forward. With the cases analysed in detail by one of the country?s foremost lawyers, this book is a must-read to grasp the legal history of modern India.

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Why did a regular judgment by the Allahabad High Court result in the imposition of Emergency
across India? How did Sanjay Dutt?s arrest under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention)
Act affect the law?s future? What was the curious turn of events that led to the back and forth
regarding decriminalization of same-sex relationships?

In India, whenever the legislature has resorted to petty politics, the judiciary has always stepped in
to be the nation?s conscience keeper. Passing landmark judgments like the ones against Triple Talaq
and honour killings as well as preserving the citizens? right to identity and expression, the courts
of India have consistently set a high bar when it comes to putting its citizens first. Raising the Bar explores some cases and judgments that have shaped the citizenry and the country going forward. With the cases analysed in detail by one of the country?s foremost lawyers, this book is a must-read to grasp the legal history of modern India.

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Dr Pinky Anand is a designated Senior Advocate in India and has held the post of the Additional Solicitor General of India for two consecutive terms from 2014 to 2020, representing the Government of India in the Supreme Court of India. A doctorate of law, graduate of the Harvard Law School and an Inlaks scholar, she is an honorary professor at Amity Law School. With the last four decades at the bar, her accomplishments extend from legal expertise to media, politics and social activism. The causes espoused by her have led us towards milestone changes in the legal fabric with regard to the development of the country, right to free speech, eradication of malpractices and protection of children. Her various laurels include positions of Country Councillor (India) of LAWASIA and the vice president of Bar Association of India. She has been the recipient of the French National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic, and has several awards to her credit, including for excellence in law from FICCI, Lions Club, Amity University, Bharat Nirman, and Progress Harmony Development Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has held the platform of the spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and was leading the All India Legal team of the same. Saudamini Sharma?s practice includes dealing with Company Law, Labour Law, Private International Law, Matrimonial, Criminal, Taxation and Constitutional matters. She has a BA (LLB) (Hons) degree from National Law University, Jodhpur. Post her graduation, she has worked in various courts for the past 12 years and is currently based in Delhi, practicing in the Supreme Court of India and the high courts around the country. Saudamini has worked extensively with various government departments and ministries and is often invited to speak on contentious and emerging issues from women?s right to politics. In her free time, she is an avid reader and enjoys pottery and coffee.
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