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International Law

Israel’s new ‘basic law’ akin to apartheid

The legislation lays down that the state shall ‘act within the Diaspora to strengthen the affinity between the state and members of the Jewish people’ and ‘views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation’.

July 19,2018

Law and Religion

‘A form of untouchability in Sabarimala’

Jaising submitted that the ban on women's entry inside the temple is based upon sex alone, and the discrimination is solely based off physiological factors. She further argued that menstruating women being categorised as a different class is unconstitutional as it lacks constitutional morality.

July 18,2018

Parliament Watch

The Right to Education (Second Amendment) Bill

The Bill seeks to amend Sections of the RTE Act which prohibit detention of children enrolled in elementary education — classes 1 to 8. It provides for for detention of students enrolled in class five, class eight, or both classes.

July 18,2018

Parliament Watch

Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Bill proposes amendments in lieu of gender neutrality and to mitigate difficulties faced by foreign voters.

July 18,2018

Parliament Watch

Problems with Triple Talaq Bill

Section 7 by assigning CrPC to be the governing statute, assigns criminality to a civil act which already is rendered inconsequential by Section 3 as it deems it to be void ab initio.

July 18,2018

Case update

Sabarimala: Read Indira Jaising's written submissions

Jaising ​ emphasises​ on harmonious interpretation of constitutional provisions, that is, Articles 14, 15, 25 and 26 of the Constitution and stated that the right to manage the affairs in the matter of religion does not encompass the right to ban entry inside a temple.

July 17,2018

Case update

Enact separate law for lynching: SC

The CJI bench highlighted the threat posed by ‘frenzied mobs across the country instigated by intolerance and misinformed by circulation of fake news and false stories’, while chastising aggravating phenomena such as ‘bystander apathy, numbness of the mute spectators of the scene of the crime, inertia of the law enforcing machinery to prevent such crimes … and grandstanding of the incident by the perpetrators of the crimes including in the social media’.

July 17,2018

Civil Society

[WATCH] Press Conference on #AntiTraffickingBill2018

Lawyers Collective is addressing the media on why the Bill, which has been in the making for over two years, miserably fails to address the legal and real-time challenges that arise in addressing trafficking in persons and securing the rights and dignity of trafficked victims. 

July 17,2018

Section 377

Day 4: #NoSection377: Live updates from SC

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra is hearing a batch of petitions challenging section 377 of IPC which criminalises and penalises what it terms an “unnatural offence”, insofar as provision adversely affect consensual relations between adults.

July 17,2018

Case update

RTI reply contradicts Times of India’s claim

The President Secretariat has confirmed in response to an RTI application that there is no such correspondence, information and knowledge available with the President’s Secretariat with regard to the alleged harassment meted out to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, on the part of servitors of Puri Jagannath Temple.

July 16,2018

Women's rights

Parents’ ‘concern’ cannot override fundamental rights: Patna HC

The High Court elaborated on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hadiya case which had upheld the liberty of the girl to choose a partner of her own choice as well as to move freely and make her own decisions.

July 13,2018

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