Minors’ Participation in Protests: Balancing Rights and Restrictions

Zen Gunratan Sadavarte, a twelve-year-old from Mumbai, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI), highlighting the death of a four-month-old baby Mohommad Jahhan due to his exposure to the frigid weather of the capital. The infant’s mother used to regularly take him to the Shaheen Bagh protest site, where women in largeContinue reading “Minors’ Participation in Protests: Balancing Rights and Restrictions”

George Floyd Protests v. Anti-CAA Protests: A Contrast Between Recent Protests in America and India

You have to be living under a rock to not know about the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd in the United States of America. The gruesome incident was a jolt to the world at large and sparked huge protests in several countries separated by oceans and seas. This was a protest where aContinue reading “George Floyd Protests v. Anti-CAA Protests: A Contrast Between Recent Protests in America and India”

The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019

The Citizenship Act, 1955 has been amended six times in the years – 1986, 1992, 2003, 2005, 2015, and 2019. The concept of citizenship is crucial to a country, especially India because it is the second-most populous in the world and can provide exclusive rights only to her citizens. The amendment in 2019, however, invitedContinue reading “The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019”

Deciphering the Essence of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

On the 11th of December 2019, the most controversial bill in recent times was passed and on the 12th of December, almost immediately, it received the assent of the president, thereby making the bill an act. The Citizenship Amendment Act,2019 (CAA) was passed in the Parliament of India, to insert a proviso to expedite theContinue reading “Deciphering the Essence of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019”

Laws with Respect to Refugees: Time to Rethink

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, as proposed by the government, has a deep-rooted humanitarian concern, as it provides shelter to the religiously persecuted minorities. But, this umbrella is restricted to the people belonging to certain communities i.e. Hindu, Parsis, Sikh, Buddhist, Jains and Christians and that too from selected countries, i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. TheContinue reading “Laws with Respect to Refugees: Time to Rethink”