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

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

Homeless And Hungry : Rights Of Migrant Workers In Times Of COVID-19

By Akshat Bhushan   Introduction The Novel Coronavirus has brought the whole world to a standstill. The virus had reportedly originated in China in November 2019. It spread far and wide across national borders so much so that by March 11, 2020 the disease was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.[1] In … Continue reading Homeless And Hungry : Rights Of Migrant Workers In Times Of COVID-19

Labour Laws And The Constitution: Indian Economy In Times Of The Pandemic

By Sahil Sonkusale and Nipunj Niket   The world has been pushed into an uncharted territory due to the COVID-19 pandemic. None of the sectors of the modern-day nations remain unaffected. This pandemic has had a deep impact on the global economic setup. The world, apart from defending itself against the virus, is faced with … Continue reading Labour Laws And The Constitution: Indian Economy In Times Of The Pandemic

Internet Suspension in Jammu & Kashmir: The Domino Effect of Suppressing Access to Information

By Varun Kannan   In this piece, I aim to discuss the internet suspension in Jammu & Kashmir, which commenced on 4th August 2019, and has held fort till today. I shall argue that the crux of this internet suspension is the manner in which in hinders access to information – which has a domino … Continue reading Internet Suspension in Jammu & Kashmir: The Domino Effect of Suppressing Access to Information