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CONFLICT BETWEEN FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS VIS-À-VIS JUDICIAL TRENDS

Since the enforcement of our Constitution, we are witnessing a continuous expansion of fundamental rights. Their reach and ambit have been expanded beyond limits, to include almost every facet of life. Significant legal battles have been fought in this field which has resulted in the revolutionary interpretation of the...

SOCIO-LEGAL ASPECT OF LIVE-IN RELATION IN INDIA

When two consenting adults choose to stay together for a long time as a married couple without the formal sacrament of marriage are said to be in a Live-in relationship. The prevalence of such a way of cohabitation is increasing in Indian society due to various factors namely fast-paced...

FREE PRESS IN PERIL

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”                                        - George OrwellThrough and through, journalism has not been met...

SEXUAL ABUSE AGAINST CHILDREN: A GROWING CONCERN

"Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul." --Dave Pelzer Children are the genesis of change, a cornerstone that will aid in shaping the future for the times to come in some way or the other. But what if the child...

LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION: A DILEMMA

There is no concrete answer regarding the legality of prostitution in India. Around the world, countries like Argentina, Canada, the Netherlands & Germany have taken effective steps to decriminalize this profession, by initiating regulations for the industry and subjecting it to the labour laws of the country like any...

CONVERSION THERAPY: THE UNNOTICED EVIL

After decades of ‘institutionalized discrimination’, it was only on the 8th of September 2018 that the whole LGBTQ+ community could say ‘Alas, the tenets of equality, fraternity, and dignity are for us too!’ It was only 72years after the independence of our country, that this section of our society...

VIRTUAL COURT HEARINGS: THE NEW NORMAL?

“The possibilities and advantages of virtual hearings have come to light because the Supreme Court has decided to carry out judicial work by it!”-Shailesh Gandhi, Former Central Information Commissioner.The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted all the systems of the planet. The Judiciary has additionally fallen prey. The measures like social...

ANTI-CONVERSION LAW: FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR VIOLATION OF SECULARISM?

Remember iconic Bollywood actor Dharmendra adopting another religion to remarry? The question that arises is that, the way Dharmendra, in 1979 adopted Islam religion for his second marriage, is it that even possible in present times to convert to another religion? An attempt to answer this question can be...

LAKSHADWEEP PANCHAYAT REGULATIONS 2021: ANALYSIS OF THE ‘TWO CHILDREN RULE’

On 25th February 2021, The Draft Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulations were placed in the public domain for seeking comments. Rule 14 of the Draft Regulations states that any person having more than two children would be disqualified from becoming or continuing as a member of the Gram Panchayat. While...

ELECTORAL BONDS: SHATTERING THE SAFEGUARDS OF INDIAN DEMOCRACY

“We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.” — Tom DaschleIndia is a Multi-Party Parliamentary Democracy and political parties are considered to be a Central component. Political parties receive donations of hundreds of crores. These donations are contributed by individuals, corporate entities,...