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Serendipitous Sustainability: How Karnataka’s ‘Gruha Jyothi’ and ‘Shakti’ Schemes Can Bolster Climate Action

Serendipitous Sustainability: How Karnataka’s ‘Gruha Jyothi’ and ‘Shakti’ Schemes Can Bolster Climate Action

India, with its growing population and energy demands, faces a multifaceted challenge in balancing its commitment towards economic development with environmental sustainability. However, sometimes the governmental policies primarily designed for...
Beyond the Grave: Addressing Necrophilia in India’s Legal Landscape

Beyond the Grave: Addressing Necrophilia in India’s Legal Landscape

In a horrifying case from Karnataka, India, a young woman was murdered & raped in 2015. Following the trial, the accused person was found guilty by the Sessions Court (a...
Redefining Intimacy and Individual Liberties: Unravelling the Kiran Rawat Judgment

Redefining Intimacy and Individual Liberties: Unravelling the Kiran Rawat Judgment

In a shocking recent judgement Kiran Rawat v State of UP, the High Court of Allahabad, India dismissed a writ petition from a cohabiting couple. The couple sought to safeguard...
Worrying Recommendations on Reform of Sedition Law from the Law Commission of India

Worrying Recommendations on Reform of Sedition Law from the Law Commission of India

Sedition, or inciting disaffection towards the incumbent Government, is prohibited in India. In particular, it is a criminal offence to ‘bring or attempt to bring into hatred or contempt, or...
The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The right to a clean, safe, and healthy environment is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, encompassed by the right to life. However, sanitation employees...
Hindering Accountability and Safety in Sports: the Lack of Internal Complaints Committees in Indian Sports Federations

Hindering Accountability and Safety in Sports: the Lack of Internal Complaints Committees in Indian Sports Federations

Recently, allegations of ‘rampant’ sexual harassment in sports have prompted the Indian Express news outlet to report concerns that most Indian Sports Federations have failed to constitute Internal Complaints Committees...
Project RPwD Generation

Project RPwD Generation

The enactment of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (‘RPwD Act’) was a watershed moment for the disabled community in India. Principles such as reasonable accommodation and the need...
The Need to Revisit Indian Consent Paradigms for the Storage and Use of Digitalized Biological Data

The Need to Revisit Indian Consent Paradigms for the Storage and Use of Digitalized Biological Data

The Indian Biological Data Center, established in 2022, is India’s first life sciences data repository. The IndiGen Programme aimed to sequence the genomic data of 1,000 individuals in India and...
Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

The arguments in the case seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India concluded last month and the matter is currently pending the judgment of the Supreme Court. The petitioners...
India’s Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill: Undermining Forest Dwellers’ Rights

India’s Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill: Undermining Forest Dwellers’ Rights

On 30 March 2023, the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2023 was introduced in the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of Parliament, and later referred to a Joint Committee of Parliament...
Asserting Equal Importance for Both Fundamental Rights & Duties – Addressing India’s Recent Politico-legal Trend

Asserting Equal Importance for Both Fundamental Rights & Duties – Addressing India’s Recent Politico-legal Trend

India has been witnessing a trend toward giving equal importance to Fundamental Rights of individuals (“FR”) and Fundamental Duties imposed on individuals (“FD”). Arguably, this is an adverse trend is...
India’s Regulatory Response to Online Misinformation Arguably Violates International Human Rights Law

India’s Regulatory Response to Online Misinformation Arguably Violates International Human Rights Law

Amid vehement opposition from media organisations, and following a flawed public consultation process, on April 6, 2023, India’s federal IT ministry amended Rule 3(1)(b)(v) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines...

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