Nishant Sirohi | @nishantssirohi

Nishant Sirohi

Nishant is an advocate at the Chamber of Senior Advocate Ms. Indira Jaising. His interests are in the fields of constitutional law, technology and law, and socio-legal aspects of access to justice, civil liberties and human rights. Previously, he worked as a Law Clerk at the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad (October 2017-October 2018). During his Clerkship, he also worked as a Member of the Editorial Committee for the book Gavel and Pen Vol. II, and Newsletter 2017-18 which was published by the Allahabad High Court in October 2018. He completed his B.A.LL.B (Hons.) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in June 2017.

Articles

AICCTU charter of demands

Pledge to vote against “fascist government”.

April 3,2019

Part II : A Nation for Farmers

Poor policy implementation, lack of agricultural infrastructure are killing India’s rural economy.

April 1,2019

Will decision of Foreigners’ Tribunal prevail over NRC in Assam?

SC commences hearing on this issue as well as the right to appeal over NRC exclusion.

March 27,2019

Ishrat Jahan fake encounter.

Application says it had been proved that the encounter had been staged.

March 27,2019

Senior Designation

Advocates with low scores made senior

Supreme Court guidelines not followed.

March 24,2019

Senior Designation

Kerala advocate questions CJI about senior advocate designation.

Suggests Supreme Court guidelines not followed.

March 22,2019

The Long Read

Part I : A Nation for Farmers

Why we urgently need the Freedom from Indebtedness Bill and Right to Guaranteed Remunerative MSP?

March 20,2019

International Law

Geneva Conventions apply to IAF pilot in Pak custody

India has cited the Geneva Conventions while asking for the immediate release of Wing Commander ​​Abhinandan. India objected to the “vulgar display of injured personnel of the Indian Air Force in violation of all norms of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention”.

February 28,2019

Environment & Forest Rights

SC directing eviction of over a million tribals is gross injustice

As the legal battle unfolded in the last l1 years, the petitions which were originally filed to challenge the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act swung towards the issue of tribal families and forest-dwellers rights. The question was thus fundamentally changed, and the Supreme Court took it upon itself to issue orders of eviction even before the central question of constitutional validity has been fully debated, argued and decided.

February 24,2019

Human Rights

​Human Rights Watch report on cow vigilantism

According to the HRW report, approximately 44 people have been killed by extremist cow protection vigilante groups. In many instances, the lynch mobs have received the protection of right-wing Hindu local politicians while law enforcement agencies have turned a blind eye. The HRW report claims: “Between May 2015 and December 2018, at least 44 people—36 of them Muslims—were killed across 12 Indian states. Over that same period, around 280 people were injured in over 100 different incidents across 20 states”.

February 22,2019

Environment Law

Thoothukundi Sterlite copper plant: SC sets aside NGT order

The two-judge bench comprising Justices Rohinton F Nariman and Naveen Sinha held that NGT has no jurisdiction to entertain Vedanta appeals against Tamil Nadu Government’s decision to close down Sterlite copper plant. While refusing to allow the reopening of Vedanta’s Sterlite plant on the ground of maintainability, the Court asked Vedanta to approach Madaras High Court against Tamil Nadu government’s order to close down the Sterlite units.

February 21,2019

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