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India’s Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: a step in the right direction, but no more

India’s Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: a step in the right direction, but no more

The upper house of the Indian Parliament recently passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 (the Bill) with the aim ...
Perpetuating Discrimination: A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework Surrounding Leprosy in India

Perpetuating Discrimination: A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework Surrounding Leprosy in India

Over several centuries, leprosy has gained notoriety as a highly contagious and incurable disease. With the advent ...
Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Since 1951 India's Public Distribution System (PDS) has operated as a safety net for millions of poor households. ...
‘Hamara Kanoon’ (Our Law) – A Tech Solution To Create Legal Awareness in India

‘Hamara Kanoon’ (Our Law) – A Tech Solution To Create Legal Awareness in India

‘The Law’ is not a mystical animal, rather it is a living reality that every human being has to engage with. It ...
Drone Journalism and Regulatory Challenges in India

Drone Journalism and Regulatory Challenges in India

Drones can be used for journalism, alongside many other civilian purposes. Ethical considerations such as safety ...
Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

The press release on the latest draft Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill (the Surrogacy Regulation ...
LGB, T and LGBT

LGB, T and LGBT

This post reflects on a recent clarification sought by the Indian government regarding whether or not the term ...
Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

The Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act of 1989 (hereafter, ‘the Act’) in India ...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers ...
Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, presents a miserable picture of an economy shattered by decades of constant ...
India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

In a recent ruling, the Bombay High Court upheld the right of women to enter the Shani Shinganapur temple in the ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...

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