‘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

Indian Army And Homosexual Soldiers

By Ankit Gupta   Introduction The Indian Supreme Court wrote a new chapter in the LGBTQ rights jurisprudence when it declared Section 377, I.P.C[1] unconstitutional, in so far as it criminalized homosexual acts between two consenting adults[2]. While delivering the verdict, the SC held that sexual orientation is an essential attribute of privacy and discrimination … Continue reading Indian Army And Homosexual Soldiers

Increasing Inclusivity And Redefining Roles In The Armed Forces : A Glimpse Into The Changing Society And Its Implications On The Military

By Shravya Basgula Devaraj   The armed forces have often existed in a vacuum separately from civil society. As the world grapples with increasing discrimination and embracing the changing social structures, the armed forces have transformed as an institution while inculcating these social changes to become more inclusive. In this post, first, I will argue … Continue reading Increasing Inclusivity And Redefining Roles In The Armed Forces : A Glimpse Into The Changing Society And Its Implications On The Military

Singapore High Court’s Judgement on Homosexuality : A Critique

By Hetal Doshi and Sankalp Udgata   On 30th March, 2020 Singapore High Court (“Court”), in Ong Ming Johnson v. Attorney General,[1] upheld the law that criminalizes sex between men. The ruling dismissed all the three appeals[2] which challenged the colonial-era law[3] to be unconstitutional. This decision came after the LGBTQ rights movement in Singapore … Continue reading Singapore High Court’s Judgement on Homosexuality : A Critique

Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019: An Erroneous Attempt [Part II]

By Ritika Goyal Restriction on the eligibility criteria of surrogate mother: According to section 4(iii)(b)(II) of the Bill: “no person, other than a close relative of the intending couple, shall act as a surrogate mother and be permitted to undergo surrogacy procedures as per the provisions of this Act.” This provision will create a dearth … Continue reading Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019: An Erroneous Attempt [Part II]

Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019: An Erroneous Attempt [Part I]

By Ritika Goyal “Reproductive freedom is not just the ability not to have a child through birth control. It’s also the ability to have one if and when you want.” In today’s world where medical and technological advancements have come to the rescue of infertile couples, single parents, homosexual couples, providing them with an opportunity … Continue reading Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019: An Erroneous Attempt [Part I]

KEEP YOUR THEOLOGY OFF MY BIOLOGY

By Shivani Kabra and Anirudh Krishnaa There is no doubt that patriarchy is widely prevalent in society – at home, at work, and even in educational institutions. One always looks towards the pillars of justice, guardians of constitutional values – the courts – for a reprieve from these ordeals. However, patriarchy is so pervasively entrenched … Continue reading KEEP YOUR THEOLOGY OFF MY BIOLOGY

Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre

Ms. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer who has worked in the field of women's rights for over two decades. She is a co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, that provides socio-legal support to women and children on issues of matrimonial rights, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc. She has several publications to her credit and is a … Continue reading Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre