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Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

A country that routinely bans movies that attempt to speak of homosexuality is witnessing a historic discussion on ...
The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

In 2009, the High Court of Delhi handed down a landmark judgment in Naz Foundation v NCT of Delhi. It read down ...
July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

In the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated as Independence Day. Someday history books may celebrate the
In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

On 4 May 2018, Sheeja Das, an Indian migrant worker, was forced to jump off her employer's residence in Muscat, ...
The Restitution of Conjugal Rights in Indian Law violates the Right to Privacy

The Restitution of Conjugal Rights in Indian Law violates the Right to Privacy

In 1983, the Indian Supreme Court held that the right to privacy did not guarantee the autonomy of an individual ...
Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

In a recent judgement  by the Kerala High Court, the court refused to issue a writ of habeas corpus and dismissed a
India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

On June 14, 2018, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in recognition of the urgent need to ...
Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

On 14th June, 2018, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published a 49 page report, the first one ...
Internet Shutdowns: The Irony of a Digital Nation?

Internet Shutdowns: The Irony of a Digital Nation?

Between January to May (2018) alone, the Indian government imposed 55 internet shutdowns. An internet shutdown ...
New Legislation Promoting the Right to Health in Karnataka, India

New Legislation Promoting the Right to Health in Karnataka, India

After a long standoff between private doctors and the Government of Karnataka, India, The Karnataka Medical ...
The Sexist Intestacy Laws Governing Hindu Women In India: Grounds for a successful constitutional challenge?

The Sexist Intestacy Laws Governing Hindu Women In India: Grounds for a successful constitutional challenge?

The vast Hindu population of India of 95 million is subject to sexist and unconstitutional inheritance norms under ...
The Indian Supreme Court Takes a Stand Against Honour Crimes

The Indian Supreme Court Takes a Stand Against Honour Crimes

Despite India’s liberal and secular commitments, honour killing has remained a social reality. A report by the ...

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