India

Indian Supreme Court’s stay on the banning of ‘Padmavat’: Hopes and Concerns

Indian Supreme Court’s stay on the banning of ‘Padmavat’: Hopes and Concerns

By an interim order, a three judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court has stayed the ban imposed on the exhibition ...
The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India   

The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India  

In the beginning there were Indians in suffragists movements, and an India suffragist movement. The suffragist ...
The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in India

The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in India

The death penalty needs to have significant social benefits, not attainable with the next most severe form of ...
Negotiating Public Spaces, Equal Access, and Disability Rights in India

Negotiating Public Spaces, Equal Access, and Disability Rights in India

In December 2017, the Supreme Court of India directed the Union Government to take adequate measures for proper and
India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s law mandating quotas for women on the board of directors allows scope for tokenism, doesn’t facilitate ...
Decriminalising homosexuality in India: The Long, Twisted Road of Section 377

Decriminalising homosexuality in India: The Long, Twisted Road of Section 377

Section 377, Indian Penal Code: Unnatural offences – Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order ...
Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

An appeal against the decision of Gujarat High Court in the case of Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Pardiwala is being ...
International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

In an order dated 6/11/2017, the High Court of Gujarat described marital rape as “a disgraceful offence that has ...
Through Two Progressive Rulings, Indian Supreme Court Bolsters Rights of the Disabled

Through Two Progressive Rulings, Indian Supreme Court Bolsters Rights of the Disabled

In India, home to one of the world's largest populations of disabled people, the Government has taken a number of ...
Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

The Indian Supreme Court on 27th October, 2017 in the case of Anil Kumar Malhotra v. Ajay Pasricha, dismissed a ...
Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

The Centre on the Death Penalty at National Law University, Delhi conducted an opinion study with 60 former Indian ...
The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

In a recent case, Independent Thought v. Union of India and Anr, a division bench of the Supreme Court of India ...

Become A Contributor To The Blog