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The Sorry State of Education in India

The Sorry State of Education in India

Lack of education is a fundamental problem in India, and the state of the Indian government schools is a clear illustration of this. Education is a constitutional right in India,...
Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

On 16th December 2012, a particularly disturbing case of gangrape and murder in New Delhi (‘the Delhi gangrape case’) set off massive nationwide protests. Widespread discussions on sexual violence in...
Has India’s employment guarantee programme led to transformative gender equality?

Has India’s employment guarantee programme led to transformative gender equality?

In the 2017-18 budget, the Government of India allocated roughly 7.4 billion USD towards the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) – the highest ever allocation The guarantees...
India’s Central Sector Scheme For Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers: Shielding Bondage, Shackling Liberation

India’s Central Sector Scheme For Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers: Shielding Bondage, Shackling Liberation

In May 2016, the Indian Government revised the rehabilitation scheme for released bonded labourers to provide adequate financial assistance. Gaping holes in the scheme’s framework ensure that it is little...
Deciphering The Reality Of The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill 2016

Deciphering The Reality Of The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill 2016

In a country where a significant percentage of the population identifies as being a transgender, the rights and protections accorded to the transgender community in India are deploringly inadequate. Discrimination...
Courts and contempt powers in India: The case of Jolly LLB-2

Courts and contempt powers in India: The case of Jolly LLB-2

Although the Legislature and the Executive are the subject of regular political satire in India, last month the courts showed that contempt powers can be used to create a hitherto-unknown...
Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

India has seen a push from both the private and state sectors to use technology in an effort to improve learning outcomes for children in schools. There is a central...
Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

On 6th of February 2017, a law which discriminated against transgender people was amended for the first time in India. This marks a significant victory for the transgender rights movement...
The Plight of the ‘Stateless’ Rohingyas: Probing the Fate of the Rohingya Refugees in India

The Plight of the ‘Stateless’ Rohingyas: Probing the Fate of the Rohingya Refugees in India

In the first week of 2017, a video surfaced, where the police officers in Myanmar are seen nonchalantly beating and kicking helpless Rohingya villagers. This video, which caused a lot...
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 of securing the rights of people with mental illness in accordance...
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 of Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT), the World Health Organisation declared leprosy to be curable...
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. The System provides fixed quantities of food grains at affordable prices. In...

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