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The Supreme Court of India Reads Article 21 Protection into the Stringent UAPA Bail Jurisprudence

The Supreme Court of India Reads Article 21 Protection into the Stringent UAPA Bail Jurisprudence

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) is India’s primary anti-terrorism legislation. It is widely ...
Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Recently, the administrator of India’s Lakshadweep islands, Praful Khoda Patel, introduced a slew of draft ...
India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

The Supreme Court of India has found the Government’s vaccine policy, released on 21st April 2021, to be prima ...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to ...
Reconceptualising ‘Reputation’ post #MeToo

Reconceptualising ‘Reputation’ post #MeToo

In October 2018, India’s #MeToo wave witnessed an explosion of online testimonies against sexual predators, by ...
Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

The ongoing pandemic has revealed glaring inequalities in our society like never before. In India, for instance, ...
A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

On 8 April 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to grant relief in a petition ...
Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill seeks to facilitate the application of DNA-based forensic ...
The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

On 11 February 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India rendered a significant judgment in the case ...
Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

In an earlier post on this blog, I had demonstrated the exclusionary effect of an ableist interpretation of law. I ...
India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

An important constitutional safeguard against arbitrary incarceration is the fundamental right of an arrested ...
Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

On February 11, 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India in Vikash Kumar v. Union Public Service ...

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