The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?

In any democracy, institutions perform a multitude of functions like facilitating economic growth, adjudicating claims in a just and fair manner and maintain minimal political order[1]. However, the entire system of party politics, much like legal systems, acknowledges precedents (albeit informally) which set limits for future actions. One such precedent regarding delimiting executive and judicialContinue reading “The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?”

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”

Right to Internet as a Fundamental Right

Right to the Internet in the International Forum In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Frank La Rue on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression[1]. The report stressed the importance of universal access to the Internet and itContinue reading “Right to Internet as a Fundamental Right”

Palghar Mob Lynching

In the village of Gadchinchle of Palghar district, Maharashtra, there had been recent rumours about certain kidnappers and organ harvesters roaming in the area and abducting children at night. On the night of April 16th 2020, three men i.e. Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70) a Mahant (Head Priest/Guru) in a temple in Nashik, Sushilgiri Maharaj (35)Continue reading “Palghar Mob Lynching”

Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?

“Access to justice cannot suffer in a lockdown, whatever be the circumstances” ­-Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud[1] It won’t be wrong to say that this pandemic has highlighted the weak links in our justice system. A year ago, when the COVID Pandemic was not a conceivable threat, Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sharad Bobde wasContinue reading “Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?”

Ambit of Cruelty as a Ground for Divorce

Marriage is indeed a spiritual union between two parties but it shouldn’t force a person to be a part of it if the whole value and objective of marriage is violated. Hence the concept of divorce is important and cruel being such a harsh word shouldn’t define a matrimonial relationship. The divorce procedure in IndiaContinue reading “Ambit of Cruelty as a Ground for Divorce”

Euthanasia: Right to life v. Right to Die

Euthanasia can be defined as an intervention to an insufferable exitance such as to end it and release the person of their pain. Euthanasia across generation has been considered as both good and both. According to the Greeks, euthanasia or what they called “good death” was essential to the person at a certain stage orContinue reading “Euthanasia: Right to life v. Right to Die”

An Overview of Virtual / E-Courts

Over 3 million cases are pending in high courts and around 26 million cases in district courts and the number of judges available are very few in order to deal with the cases. Each day thousands of cases are filed in these courts which increases the burden of the courts and also the cost toContinue reading “An Overview of Virtual / E-Courts”

COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?

Every crisis brings some opportunities to enhance and boost your skill. The novel pandemic has affected the world drastically. From business to education every sector of the economy has been disturbed. Access to justice is very important which is only possible when the judicial system will function properly and courts will uphold the justice andContinue reading “COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?”

Patriotism under Surveillance

The English word patriot is first attested in the Elizabethan era, it originated from the late Latin patriota in middle French, which means “countryman.” In Greek Modern, “fatherland” is named It describes one’s country as patriotic, devotional, and vigorous support. Patriotism or nationalism implies a person’s allegiance to his / her own country or theContinue reading “Patriotism under Surveillance”

Vizag Gas Leak Case and the NGT

In these chaotic times when human lives across the country are at stake due to the spread of COVID- 19 and everyone is forced to stay indoors, the gruesome tragedy has come as a bolt from the blue. News of the leakage of a hazardous gas called Styrene from the LG Polymers and Private LimitedContinue reading “Vizag Gas Leak Case and the NGT”

Case Analysis: Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India

There are a large number of cases pending in Indian courts and considering this situation it might not be possible for everyone to attend the sessions of apex court because of infrastructural restrictions, security reasons, time constraints and other formalities involved in courts. On any given day, the Supreme Court is heavily packed with Advocates,Continue reading “Case Analysis: Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India”

Right to Information: 2002 to 2020

Imagine a government accounting for every activity and every public authority making the records public, obviously ones not compromising national interest. What would you call a country where the functioning of the Government is opaque and the public authorities refuse to accept their accountability to the public? As of Global scenario, 93 countries have informationContinue reading “Right to Information: 2002 to 2020”

The Issue Of Migrants: A Question Of Humanity

The ongoing pandemic has wreaked havoc on all of our lives, affecting our day-to-day activities and making us adapt and adjust. However, certain communities of people have to face a much harsher reality due to their underprivileged state of existence. In the past few days, the problems being faced by the migrants stuck in strangeContinue reading “The Issue Of Migrants: A Question Of Humanity”