Constitutional Law

Right to Privacy

Facebook bats for WhatsApp privacy protection

In a rare case, Facebook-owned company Whatsapp goes all out to resist move to link Aadhaar with social media accounts

August 9,2019

Constitutional Law

Scrapping Jammu & Kashmir’s special status is unconstitutional, undemocratic

Substituting “Constituent Assembly” with “Legislative Assembly” modifies the text of Article 370 without meeting the provision’s requirements

August 5,2019

Constitutional Law

Transformative Constitutionalism- A post-colonial experiment

The right to free speech is now an endangered species of rights

July 22,2019

Constitutional Law

Delhi HC issues notice on plea for a judicial commission on a Uniform Civil Code

Petitioner also seeks direction to Law Commission to draft UCC in three months

June 1,2019

Right to Privacy

Shifting stakes of privacy

The government-corporate nexus to monetise data compromises our privacy

Law Enforcement

Slum dwellers’ right to the city

Is there an unconscious neo-liberal bias in the judiciary.

April 18,2019

Law and Citizenship

Today a citizen, tomorrow an enemy

A Critical Analysis of The Enemy Property Act, 2017.

March 24,2019

Law and Religion

Sabarimala forces us to recognise unacknowledged violence against women

We see a form of untouchability being practised against the woman in excluding her from the household itself. Senior Advocate Indira Jaising has accurately pointed out to how this extends beyond just “exclusion” and to a complete social boycott. The purification rituals that were conducted inside the temple after the first two women entered is reflective of the deeply entrenched notion of untouchability.

February 7,2019

Democracy and Rule of Law

Kolkata face-off shows how Government of India has demonetised the CRPF

The procedure mandates that the local administrative authorities requisition Central Police Forces through the prescribed channels. What was the emergency that prompted the Centre to abandon the prescribed procedure? Argument that CRPF was not deployed in aid to Civil Authority but to protect an office complex does not hold good. The deployment of CRPF in Kolkata was patently unconstitutional.

February 6,2019

Case update

#CBIvsKolkataPolice: Nothing substantial in application to show that evidence being destroyed, remarks CJI

CJI Gogoi remarked that he had read the application filed by the CBI, but could not find anything substantial to show that the evidence are being destroyed. However, CJI asked SG Mehta to place the evidence on record to substantiate that West Bengal authorities are tampering with evidences. At the same time, CJI Gogoi also made it clear that even if Police Commissioner Kolkata is remotely thinking to destroy the evidence, court will come down so heavily on him that he would regret. The application filed by the CBI would be listed tomorrow at 10:30 AM, said CJI Gogoi.

February 4,2019

AnalysisRight to PrivacyTransparency and Accountability

Computers intercepted, transparency interrupted: MHA's CPIO refuses information

Under The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act), the MHA has refused to disclose the reasons and materials such as file notings which formed the basis for issuing this order. Even more shocking is the MHA's refusal to treat as a valid query. the request for reasons for not complying with the duty of proactive disclosure of all relevant facts and reasons that underpin the order.

February 3,2019

History and law

Partition and minority rights

If we move beyond the first glance and conduct a closer examination of Constituent Assembly debates, it’s amply clear that the Partition indeed was the running sub-text of the drafting process. In fact, the Constituent Assembly took notice of the unfortunate manner in which the Partition was unfolded, and certain members also referred to the uncountable deaths caused by the partition, a holocaust of massive proportions. The rights of the minorities guaranteed by the Constitution are quintessential examples of the fundamental rights which were deeply influenced by the Partition.

1 2 3 7
Scroll Up