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Raja Dandamudi

Raja is a fifth-year law student from Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, and is currently interning with Ms. Indira Jaising, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. His areas of interest include constitutional law, socio-economic rights, labour jurisprudence and political history.


Constitutional Law

Whither ‘right against moral paternalism’?

The right to privacy squarely includes an individual’s right to make a moral choice, whether it is with regards to marriage, food, attire, ideology or religion, inter alia. While there is not much judicial discourse on this essential right against moral paternalism, the Kerala High Court recently passed a remarkable judgment recognising an individual’s right against moral paternalism.

October 1,2018


No ‘moral paternalism on students’

The Court reiterated that it is a court’s constitutional responsibility to recognise a person’s freedom to have a choice and not to ensure that moral values of either the college authorities or students prevail. The Court noted that ‘it is a sin for some and not a sin for others’ and that these choice between such competing moralities is what constitutes ‘the essence of liberty’.

July 23,2018

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