The author in this piece analyses the recent amendments to the Cinematograph Bill and explores the implications which the recently accorded revisionary powers of the Governments shall have on Freedom of Speech and Expression.
Anchal Bhatheja provides a brief background to the Government of NCT of Delhi Bill followed by examination of the bill from a constitutional perspective.
Aryan Birewar briefly tests the recent Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act in terms of its constitutionality and analyses the issues and challenges pertaining to this legislation.
Mr. Sourav Paul has spurred a debate around the need to maintain checks and balances upon the exercise of power by the executive and legislature. Through a critical analysis of landmark judgements and provisions from our constitution, the author brings to you an informative piece on the new IT rules to allow discussion through introspection of the powers exercised by our authorities over acts that concern the lives of the people of India.
Shubhangi Agarwal and Harsh Singh The Parliament passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 (“UAPA”) and the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Act, 2019 (“NIA”) amidst a lot of controversies last year in July. The amendment acts raised serious questions of human rights violation and erosion of federal character. In lieu of the same, the... Continue Reading →
Randeep Dahiya Since 1991, India has seen a meteoric rise in the field of digital technology including modalities of surveillance. Such modalities include technological advancements in the form of genetic, biometric, financial and physical monitoring. Augmented by the advent of social media, an urgent need for the establishment of a data protection mechanism in order... Continue Reading →
Utkarsh Krishna After gathering ubiquitous criticism for its previous bills pertaining to transgender rights, the Government has yet again come up with a new Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 (the Bill from herein).[i] One of the many commonalities between the Bill and its predecessors is that all of them in the name of... Continue Reading →
Juned Akhter This is for the second time in a span of two years when the Government has endeavoured to pass legislation pertaining to Right to Information Act, 2005 which also comes under the scope of Freedom of Speech and Expression.[i] In 1986, the Supreme Court in the famous case of Mr. Kunwar v.... Continue Reading →
Deeksha Sharma Recent trends in Indian electoral politics have seen the emergence of an increasing number of candidates contesting from more than one constituency. This article highlights how the apex court of India, had already erroneously upheld the Constitutionality of this provision and also suggests some solutions for the same. This system of parliamentary elections... Continue Reading →