Essential Religious Practice Test: A Tale Of Interventionist Judiciary, Inversion Of Agency And Invisiblisation Of Freedom Of Religion

The author in this piece criticizes the present judicial approach to determine whether a practice is essential to the religion or not. Ramifications of Essential Religious Practice Test have been discussed in an elaborate manner. The author suggests that religious practices should be tested against constitutional morality instead of substantive aspects of religion.

On Preventive Detention and the Need for a Compensatory Framework in Constitutional Tort Cases.

The author in the article comments on a recent judgement of the Madras High Court (Sunitha v. Additional Chief Secretary) which has highlighted the callousness with which the state misuses preventive detention provisions in the law. Further, the article analyses the compensatory jurisprudence of the Court in constitutional tort cases and the need to develop a legislative framework for the same.

Reconsidering Reservations: Including Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians Within the Ambit of Scheduled Castes

The author in this piece has analysed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 as unconstitutional by exploring that it it excludes Dalit muslims and Christians under the ambit of the SC status. The author traces the historical overview of the order and put forths that given the transformative constitutionalism and constitutional morality the following have to included under the SC ambit.

Kosovo’s Ban on Islamic Headscarves in Schools

The author in this post has expressed his views on the ban on Islamic headscarves by Kosovo. The author also draws parallels with the governments of other Muslim- majority European countries who in order to conform to the western ideals of secularism, religion and neutrality impose such regulations.

WhatsApp Privacy Case: Does WhatsApp Perform A ‘Public Function’ Under Article 226 Of The Constitution?

Abhijeet Shrivastava & Anujay Shrivastava discuss the recent developments surrounding the change in WhatsApp’s privacy policy and explore the idea, whether the functions of the mega-giant qualify as ‘public function’ under the scheme of the Constitution. The authors further suggest a way forward to effectively address the concerns posed by the shift in the company’s privacy policy.

Internal and Judicial Review of Judicial Appointments

A gradual, but undeniable, progression has transitioned Indian judiciary from its positivist rigidity, to an era of fluid, pervasive involvement in governance and law-making. Through the course of this article, Sarthak Sethi establishes the same through an analysis of the facet of Judicial appointments.

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