Aimed at the prevention of unlawful activities of associations in India, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (the Act) was enacted with the objective of dealing with activities that were directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India. However, having been modified through stringent amendments, it has taken a harsher form than what was originally … Continue reading JUST, FAIR AND REASONABLE: A CRITIQUE OF UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES PREVENTION ACT
Racial Discrimination Amidst COVID19: Double Whammy for the North-Eastern Community
Although India was ill-prepared to face the health and economic hazards brought in by Covid-19; it was rather oblivious to the possibility of discrimination and social intolerance emerging as an accessory to such hazards. Covid-19 has given birth to a new way of racial polarization by way of ‘hate speech’ against the north eastern community … Continue reading Racial Discrimination Amidst COVID19: Double Whammy for the North-Eastern Community
Same-Sex Marriage: Where Are We?
On May 26th 2020, Costa Rica became the sixth country in Latin America to legalise same sex marriage. The fight to achieve this was not an easy one! The Catholic Church in the U.S.A. played a big role in catalysing the delay of legalising same sex marriage in Costa Rica. While on one hand, the … Continue reading Same-Sex Marriage: Where Are We?
“Hey Ram!,” and the man fell down from the steps of Birla House where he had been conducting multi-faith meetings every evening. The crowd roared in panic and several RAN towards the man who had played a vital role in winning India her independence from nearly two-hundred years of British rule. “kisko chahiye aazadi, mai … Continue reading Godse 2.0
Dissecting the vires of the Supreme Court decision on the Office of Chief Justice being a Public Authority
The Bench On November 13, 2019, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court comprising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi (as he then was), Justices N.V. Ramana, D.Y. Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, delivered the judgment on the applicability of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 on the office of … Continue reading Dissecting the vires of the Supreme Court decision on the Office of Chief Justice being a Public Authority
Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, assumed office on November 29th, 2016. The COAS in Pakistan has a set term of three years. Accordingly, General Bajwa was set to retire on November 28, 2019. On August 19th, the Pakistan PMO notified via a press release bearing official number PMO/3232/SPM/19 undersigned by … Continue reading Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow
THE MYTH OF PRIVACY
The Indian Legal System As per my experience, the first perception that people tend to make towards the field of law is that the Courts are merely the moderators in the dispute between the two or more parties. However, this perception seems to be undergoing a tangential change with the recent wave of judicial activism … Continue reading THE MYTH OF PRIVACY
Kashmir: About Promises Unkept
However, unfortunately, the abrogation of Article 370 has illegitimised all the rights of the Indian dominion over its one of the most prized possessions, the dawn of 5th August’19 has witnessed the dilapidation of a father figure to an assailant as the inherent constitutional morality of the Indian sovereignty has become subservient to the subjective morality of its Statesmen.
Opinion| Why not Voting for BJP would Discredit the Nation
The battle to run this country has once again begun, the race to the race course is in full swing, the political parties are forming and disbanding their allies, the “Chai pey Charchas” have again shifted their debates to the politics going around, people across the nation are seen abusing and admiring the political leaders … Continue reading Opinion| Why not Voting for BJP would Discredit the Nation
Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018
Lok Sabha passes the Triple Talaq Bill that would make Instant TripleTalaq a cognizable offence attracting up to three years of imprisonment along with a fine. Click to Read - Economics Times India ranks 110th out of 160 countries in the fourth annual Human Freedom Index (HFI-2018) released by Cato Institute in collaboration with the Fraser Institute and the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018