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Digital Divide on the Promise of ‘Vaccination for All’: India

Digital Divide on the Promise of ‘Vaccination for All’: India

Recently, the apex court of India, in a hearing, held that a vaccination policy which exclusively relied on a digital portal for vaccinating a significant percentage of the population would...
Banning Conversion Therapy in India: The Do’s and Don’ts

Banning Conversion Therapy in India: The Do’s and Don’ts

Conversion therapy (‘CT’) is practiced to change the sexual orientation of an individual, in order to ensure that they fit into the heteronormative script of the society. Despite the abundance...
The Supreme Court of India Reads Article 21 Protection into the Stringent UAPA Bail Jurisprudence

The Supreme Court of India Reads Article 21 Protection into the Stringent UAPA Bail Jurisprudence

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) is India’s primary anti-terrorism legislation. It is widely used by the government as a political tool to stifle internal dissent. To this end,...
Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Recently, the administrator of India’s Lakshadweep islands, Praful Khoda Patel, introduced a slew of draft regulations, which have resulted in stern resentment from the indigenous population residing on the islands....
India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

The Supreme Court of India has found the Government’s vaccine policy, released on 21st April 2021, to be prima facie detrimental to the right to public health and equality. This...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights in the next 15 years. Yet throughout the world,...
Reconceptualising ‘Reputation’ post #MeToo

Reconceptualising ‘Reputation’ post #MeToo

In October 2018, India’s #MeToo wave witnessed an explosion of online testimonies against sexual predators, by women from all walks of professional life. Salient among them was an accusation of...
Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

The ongoing pandemic has revealed glaring inequalities in our society like never before. In India, for instance, reports of lakhs of migrant workers stranded on streets, looking for means to...
A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

On 8 April 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to grant relief in a petition challenging the detention of Rohingya refugees in the state of...
Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill seeks to facilitate the application of DNA-based forensic technologies in the administration of law and justice in India, by enabling the use...
The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

On 11 February 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India rendered a significant judgment in the case of Vikash Kumar v Union Public Service Commission. The judgment...
Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

In an earlier post on this blog, I had demonstrated the exclusionary effect of an ableist interpretation of law. I had argued that the judgment of the Supreme Court of...

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