199806.01
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Rights During Emergency

1 June, 1998 The government took a historic, decision to give a befitting response to India’s flaring of nuclear muscles. But the detonation of nuclear devices by Pakistan has resulted in a constitutional fallout which, had wisdom prevailed, should have been avoided. Proclamation of emergency under Article 232 and suspension of fundamental rights under Article…

199805.30
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SCOPE OF JUDICIAL REVIEW DURING EMERGENCY

May 30, 1998 The Government took a historical decision to give a benefiting response to India’s flaring of nuclear muscles. But the detonation of the Bomb by Pakistan has resulted in a Constitution fall out, which wisdom demanded, should have been avoided. Proclamation of Emergency under Article 232 and Suspension of fundamental rights under Article…

199711.23
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Culture of Violence

The Nation SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1997 Amir Mateen’s Press Gallery report on November 19, 1997, titled “There might be a larger game”, inter alia stated that, “I asked for it”, in reference to a scuffle that took place in the Supreme Court building which is now the subject matter of an enquiry by the Registrar…

199710.15
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MORALITY OF DISSENT

The Daily News October 15,1997 The morality of my dissent with the PML government’s policy on the issue of ‘judges strength’ is being questioned by some Ministers and Mr. Siddiqu-al-Farooq. The important question which arises for the answer is as to dissent with whom is immoral. Dissent with the party; its constitution; the manifesto and…

199705.15
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Fighting Terrorism with Constitution

The News 15-05-1997 In the first 100 days of our beloved government, the 14th constitutional Amendment Bill is being reportedly moved on 15th of May, 1997. Again, as per press reports, the bill is aimed at curtailing the powers of the judiciary from granting bail in the heinous offences and to effectively fight terrorism and…

199610.26
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“Consenting” The Social Change

The Nation October 26, 1996 To marry or not to marry that is the question. More precisely the question is whether a young Muslim lady, being sui juris, can or cannot contract marriage of her own free accord and without permission of her Wali (parent/guardian). This question has assumed international significance and the full bench…

199504.21
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“EXTRADITION: SURRENDER OF SOVEREIGNTY?”

Mohammad Akram Sheikh April 21, 1995 Ancient societies had certain traditions which by those belonging to the present era are termed as primitive and savage. However, the curious feature of such traditions is that they have survived up to the modern era. Their outward features have changed but the symbolic content is the same. One…