The Aadhaar Verdict: Key Highlights of Supreme Court
Constitutional Developments

The Aadhaar Verdict: Key Highlights of Supreme Court's Judgement

The Apex court had upheld the validity of the Aadhaar (Targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016 in the judgement of K.S. Puttaswamy II, decided in 2018.

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Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?
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Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?

We are observing a number of extraordinary public protests in India. Do these hinder the democracy of India? Thousands of people assemble on the streets for protests so as to give a voice to their demands or to raise their voice against injustice. These public protests are the hallmark of a democratic country as it allows the voices of general public to be heard by those in power. 

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Caste Based Violence in India
Protests and Riots

Caste Based Violence in India

Crimes against the historically marginalized Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by the upper caste represents an extreme form of prejudice and discrimination. Similar to the hate crimes in other parts of the world, these groups have remained target to the crimes and atrocities at the hands of the upper caste people mainly on account of their-low caste identity in the form of rape, abuse by police personnel, harassment, illegal land encroachments, forced evictions and so on.

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Legality of Phone tapping in India
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Legality of Phone tapping in India

Phone tapping refers to the monitoring of internet-based communications and phones by a third party by secret means. The word ‘phone tapping’ also means wiretapping or line bugging or interception of the phone. It was first commenced in the USA in the 1890s after the invention of the telephone recorder. Communication surveillance are broadly accepted as a necessary evil.

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Analysis of Right to Privacy in Modern Era
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Analysis of Right to Privacy in Modern Era

Article 21 has been termed as the heart of the Indian Constitution. The Supreme Court had extended the meaning of the word “life” and “personal liberty” giving birth to several rights under the said article. A right to be declared as a Fundamental Right, social and political rights enshrined under Part IV of the Constitution (DPSP) can be read with Part III to create enforceability of the provisions of DPSP.

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Evolution of Anti-Rape Laws in India
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Evolution of Anti-Rape Laws in India

Rape is one of the most common and under-reported crimes against women in India. According to NCRB, India recorded an average 87 rape cases every day in 2019 and 4,05,861 cases of crimes against women during the year 2019 itself. There are even classifications of rape for instance, ‘custodial rape’, ‘caste rape’, ‘gang rape’, ‘class rape’, ‘police rape’, ‘army rape’, ‘rape of minors’ & ‘date rape’. There are also other categories of rapes that are not yet acknowledged by the Indian legal system such as 'marital rape’ and ‘rape of sex workers’. 

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Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances
Protests and Riots

Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances

Farmers in Punjab & Haryana have been protesting against three ordinances promulgated by the Parliament since the Union Government on September 14th (Monsoon Session) introduced the Farm Bills in the Lok Sabha to replace these three ordinances. The farmers have been protesting against the three bills as they fear getting prices for their crops below Minimum Selling Price and eradication of the monopoly of the APMC market yards formed under the APMC Act.

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Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: An Anti-Terror Law
Protests and Riots

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: An Anti-Terror Law

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 is the cornerstone of India’s legislative policy against terrorism. Often dubbed draconian because of its provisions, was enacted with an object to control unlawful activities. It embodies the essence of the Preventive Detention Act which expired in 1969. Over the years the act has gone through several amendments to widen the ambit of its application. This article illustrates the history and the recent amendment made to the act.

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Delhi Riots 2020 and The Blame Game
Protests and Riots

Delhi Riots 2020 and The Blame Game

Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story is a book that has attracted a lot of attention in recent times and it was supposed to be published by Bloomsbury India. It covers intricacies about the anti-CAA protests taken place in northeast Delhi in February 2020. The authors Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar, and Prerna Malhotra who are lawyers and educators by profession have been the part of social issues forever. 

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins
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Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins

The Constituent Assembly of India was elected to draft the Constitution of India. Subsequent to India's independence from Britain in 1947, its members served as the country’s first Parliament. The Parliament of India is the leading legislative body of the Indian Republic. It is a bicameral legislature comprising of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and the Lok Sabha (Lower House).  

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Drug Abuse in India and Its Legal Scenario
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Drug Abuse in India and Its Legal Scenario

Drug abuse is a pervasive phenomenon and a negative trend of the society. India is no way far from this vicious circle of illicit substance abuse. Excessive use of both illicit & licit substances causes public health hazards. Euphoria, stress, anxiety, depression are the outcomes of excessive drug use. A survey in India had reported that two-fifths of addicts came in conflict with the law. Almost three-fourths of addicts were unable to work at their workplaces, and addicted students could not attend to their studies.

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Bihar Elections 2020 amidst Pandemic
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Bihar Elections 2020 amidst Pandemic

On 28th August, finally, the Apex court rejected a petition seeking deterrence to the Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The court observed that Covid-19 could not be a ground to stop elections. However, asked the election commission to take all the necessary precautions and consider everything. The elections are scheduled to take place by November' 2020. Let us learn what could be the possible yes or no's behind the processing of elections.

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Freedom or No Freedom for Dr. Kafeel Khan
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Freedom or No Freedom for Dr. Kafeel Khan

On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court held that the speech made by Kafeel Khan at Aligarh Muslim University on December 13, 2019, amidst anti CAA protest doesn’t promote hatred or violence. It is nowhere threatening the peace and tranquillity of the city of Aligarh. Moreover, it gives a call for national integrity and unity amongst citizens. 

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Media Trials in India
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Media Trials in India

Media is regarded as one of the four pillars of democracy. And it plays a vital role in moulding the opinion of the society and it has the potential of changing the whole viewpoint through which people make their perceptions on various events. Media Trial describes the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt irrespective of any verdict in a court of law.

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Reservation in India 2020
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Reservation in India 2020

Britishers were well aware about the lack of unity amongst Indians. They took no time in taking advantage of that which is the reason we were under their rule for 400 years. Quite a long time and we still don’t know that either we are above their method of ruling.

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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K
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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K

“Question of National Security” has been trending since the imposition of ban on internet services in J & K last year. Restoration of the high-speed internet services in two non- border districts is the latest step taken by the J & K Home Department to ease internet restrictions in less sensitive areas. On Aug 5, 2019 Section 144 was imposed in J&K that restricted the unlawful assembly of more than four people in a particular area. The government declared the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gave J&K a special status within the Indian union. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories; Ladakh and J & K passing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.

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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.
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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.

A single Judge Bench comprising of Justice Hrishikesh Roy of Supreme Court invoked Article 142 of Indian Constitution that permits it to exercise its jurisdiction, to order CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death case by suicide.

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Prashant Bhushan & Contempt of Court in India
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Prashant Bhushan & Contempt of Court in India

'Criticism of the judiciary in all functional democracies is treated as a legitimate exercise of free speech.' -George Orwell

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