"Personal liberty."

One full thread of the most up-to-date jurisprudence on "personal liberty":

Guardians of "personal liberty" having a very normal one today.

The relentless pursuit of "personal liberty" by the courts brings a lump to every throat and a tear to every eye.

Today, the great protector of "personal liberty" distinguish itself yet again with its great protection of "personal liberty."

"Personal liberty" had another excellent outing at the Supreme Court today.

"Personal liberty" had taken a christmas and new year's break, but it is back with a bang at the courts:

Score of two in two days for "personal liberty" at the Indian courts.

Another one to add to the annals of "personal liberty" and the Indian courts.

The "personal liberty" judiciary has outdone itself today in its commitment to defending personal liberty.

This "UP Court" has joined other Indian courts in protecting and defending "personal liberty."

The "one day without liberty is one day too much" Court showing once again that it's a "show me the man and I'll show you the law"Court.

Just as in the Arnab Goswami case where there were multiple FIRs to harass people, the Supreme Court today also came to the rescue of "personal liberty."

Oh wait, no, it didn't. The Supreme Court said instead, "show me the man, I'll show you the law."

Adding another glittering achievement of the Indian judiciary in the domain of personal liberty.

(PS. People will say that trial courts' hands are tied because of SC's UAPA judgments (such as Watali). That is false. Every judgment can be distinguished.)

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The relentless pursuit of "personal liberty" by the courts brings a lump to every throat and a tear to every eye.

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