Use Of Artificial Intelligence And Online Dispute Resolution : An Indian Perspective

By Satrajeet Sen   “Today, almost everything is available online except justice, which continues to be denied to millions of people across the world.” [1]     Introduction This quotation was never so relevant than during the present pandemic, where most of the courts and tribunals are not functioning due to the outbreak of the … Continue reading Use Of Artificial Intelligence And Online Dispute Resolution : An Indian Perspective

Interview Series : Reforms in Legal Education

  The Journal of Indian Law and Society is proud to announce the upcoming release of its Volume 10, which lays a special and dedicated emphasis on legal education in India, its development and the need for reforms. As a prelude to its release, the JILS Blog team has decided on an initiative to interview the … Continue reading Interview Series : Reforms in Legal Education

Social Media And Online Policing : Legality, Barriers, And Improvement

By Samavi Srivastava and Rounak Doshi   Introduction Social media has become today’s chosen form of communication. It is undoubtedly a great advancement in technology and development; however, it comes with its own set of legal challenges. After the recent event of President Trump’s tussle with the social media platform Twitter,[1] an important and worrisome … Continue reading Social Media And Online Policing : Legality, Barriers, And Improvement

Gagging, Test Of Incitement And The UAPA

By Livie Jain and Aditendra Singh   Masrat Zahra is among those who have been recently booked[1] by the Jammu & Kashmir police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (hereinafter UAPA).[2] A photojournalist by profession, she was booked under section 13 (punishment for ‘Unlawful Activities’) of the UAPA, read with section 505 of IPC[3] … Continue reading Gagging, Test Of Incitement And The UAPA

‘Forced Conversion Therapy’ in India: Legality in Question

By Shivani Singh     Even after two years of the 2018 Supreme Court judgment in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India[1] (herein referred as “Navtej Singh Johar case”) that decriminalized Section 377 of Indian Penal Code[2], putting an end to criminalization of homosexuality, the death of Anjana Hareesh alias Chinnu Sulfikar, a 21-year-old … Continue reading ‘Forced Conversion Therapy’ in India: Legality in Question

Maternity Leave On Third Pregnancy : Analysis Of The Uttarakhand HC Judgement

By Ritu Pipraiya     Introduction On 19th of September, 2019, a division bench of Uttarakhand High Court held[1] that a female government employee is not entitled to maternity leave on her third pregnancy. The court relied on Rule 153 of U.P. Fundamental Rules, 1942 (hereinafter ‘the Rules’) made under Government of India Act, 1935 … Continue reading Maternity Leave On Third Pregnancy : Analysis Of The Uttarakhand HC Judgement

Betting and Gambling: Taking a Step Towards Legalization

By Milind Rajratnam     Introduction Playing a game, which involves winning or losing money or possession. is called “gambling”, and gambling on the outcome of an unpredictable event is called “betting”[1]. Both the terms are inextricably connected and according to the Law Commission of India (hereinafter “LCI”), both the terms are two sides of … Continue reading Betting and Gambling: Taking a Step Towards Legalization

Domestic Violence : The Hidden Pandemic during Lockdown

By Khushi Dua     Recent petitions filed by various NGOs showed an increase in the breeding rate of another virus, i.e. domestic violence in the situation of a pandemic. These petitions have drawn the attention of courts to the social issue of domestic violence that needs to be addressed urgently during COVID-19. Additionally, there … Continue reading Domestic Violence : The Hidden Pandemic during Lockdown

A Camel’s Nose Under The Tent : How Coronavirus Tracking Apps Threaten The Privacy Of Citizens

By Manish Soni and Aditi Mozika     “Dictatorships and authoritarian societies often start in the face of a threat. That is why it is important to be vigilant today and not give away all our freedoms.”[1]   Introduction As the world battles the menace of COVID-19, there have arisen several socio-economic and privacy related … Continue reading A Camel’s Nose Under The Tent : How Coronavirus Tracking Apps Threaten The Privacy Of Citizens