May 6, 2023

Good morning. Every Saturday, we publish the results of polls from feature stories that were published the past week. We also give a brief overview of the topics that were discussed.

🗳️ POLL RESULTS – Week 123
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Is more franchise cricket good for the future of the sport?

Daily | 1 May 2023

With franchise T20 leagues mushrooming worldwide, the cricketing calendar and the sport itself could soon be in flux. Does the proliferation of franchise cricket threaten the game, or are the cricket purists overreacting? Read more on this here.

Congress’ 75% reservation cap promise: A wise strategy?

Daily | 3 May 2023

There are about a few days till Karnataka goes to the polls, but Congress is pulling out all the stops. Their latest strategy is social justice, more specifically, increasing the reservation limit from 50% to 75% and increasing reservations for all castes based on their population. It’s a clear counter to the incumbent BJP scrapping the 4% reservation for Muslims. Will the party’s plan work against the BJP, or will it be a Hail Mary gone wrong? We discuss it here.

Should Parliament decide the fate of same-sex marriages or the Supreme Court?

Daily | 4 May 2023

On April 18, 2023, the Supreme Court started hearing petitions seeking the legalisation of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act of 1954 (SMA). A critical point of contention to emerge in the court was whether the judiciary should adjudicate over the decision or should it be left to Parliament. The Centre believes it should be the responsibility of elected officials, but legal experts disagree. We unpack this here.

Supreme Court Vacations: Should judges take such breaks?

Daily | 5 May 2023

Everybody needs some time off, right? Well, for the apex court, it has become a contentious matter. Should it have an extended vacation period? Do the judges not deserve some time off, or are the cases on the court’s docket too important to postpone? Find the debate here.