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Karnataka Hijab Ban Part 2: The Irrelevant Relevance of Essential Religious Practices Test

Karnataka Hijab Ban Part 2: The Irrelevant Relevance of Essential Religious Practices Test

This blog continues Part 1 of the exploration of the Karnataka hijab case. The question of whether the wearing of hijabs is an essential religious practice (ERP) for Muslim women...
Karnataka Hijab Ban Part 1: An Unveiling

Karnataka Hijab Ban Part 1: An Unveiling

This is a 3-part blog on the Hijab ban case in India. Part 1 traces the journey of the Hijab ban order, from the first incident in Udupi to the...
The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part II

The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part II

Image Description: A small signage which says ‘Reserved’. In this post, I continue to engage with the Indian Supreme Court’s decision in Janhit Abhiyan v Union of India. For an...
The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part I

The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part I

Image Description: A small signage which says ‘Reserved’ In Janhit Abhiyan v Union of India, a five-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court was asked to decide on the validity...
Gendered Constitutionalism

Gendered Constitutionalism

Oxford Human Rights Hub · Gendered Constitutionalism In this week’s episode, we talk to Ruth Rubio, Professor in the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, about her...
India’s Latest Draft Bill on Data Protection: Exemption Clause and Related Privacy Concerns

India’s Latest Draft Bill on Data Protection: Exemption Clause and Related Privacy Concerns

Image description: a laptop with a lock on the screen. The government of India recently released the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DDPB), hoping to finally give the...
Same-Sex Marriage, War in Ukraine, Child Brides & Equal Citizenship: Human Rights Round-Up 2022

Same-Sex Marriage, War in Ukraine, Child Brides & Equal Citizenship: Human Rights Round-Up 2022

Image description: a composite image of two women getting married, a protest against war in Ukraine, and a group of children. Every December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. This...
The Supreme Court of India Reiterates that Two-finger Virginity Test Must Not Be Conducted

The Supreme Court of India Reiterates that Two-finger Virginity Test Must Not Be Conducted

Image Description: A gloved hand holding a Petri dish in a scientific environment. On 3rd October 2022, the Supreme Court of India, once again, restated that the two-finger test or...
Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Image description: Five miners at work in the quarry in Meghalaya In February 2022, Chief Justice Banerjee of the High Court of Meghalaya at Shillong constituted a full bench to...
X v. NCT: One Step Closer to a Rights-Based Approach to Abortion in India?

X v. NCT: One Step Closer to a Rights-Based Approach to Abortion in India?

Image Description: A graffiti art piece depicting a uterus with the words ‘My Choice’ written above. In last month’s decision in X v. The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare...
Expanding Definitions of ‘Family’ in Deepika Singh v. CAT

Expanding Definitions of ‘Family’ in Deepika Singh v. CAT

Image Description: Two different handprints with a heart drawn in between them Recently, the Indian Supreme Court discussed the idea of expanding the traditional idea of a family unit in...
Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision

Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision

Oxford Human Rights Hub · Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision TRANSCRIPT: RightsUp Pops: Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision Mónica Arango Olaya (0:02) You’re listening to RightsUp...

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