The author in this article has discussed the threat of unchecked gubernatorial powers in light of the recent political crisis in Maharashtra. The author also put forth suggestions to secure the constitutional integrity of the Governor's post and federal framework in Indian polity.
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.
The Scrimmage of a Free Democracy: Is it time to bring the Sedition Law in line with the Republican Era?
The author in this piece has discussed the relativity of free speech in light of a free democracy by highlighting the challenges of sedition law in conjunction to the republican era. The author also explores the topic's intersectionality by highlighting facets of democratic function and comments of aspects of legal procedure and function.
Covid-19 and its Impact on Indian Federalism
The authors in this piece argue that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Government uses certain legislation in a fashion that undermined the letter and spirit of Indian Federal Setup as envisaged in the Constitution. The authors have also assessed the impact of the use of such legislation and their impact on the fiscal, administrative, agricultural sectors of the economy.
Analyzing the Pattern of Arbitrary Visa Revocation of Non-Citizens by the Indian Union Government
The authors in this piece argue that there is an emergence of trend by the Union Government of denying renewal of visas or out-rightly revoking visas of non-citizens without providing an opportunity of being heard, providing any reasoned order, or listing out substantial reasons for the same. The authors have also analysed the legal position under the Passports Act and provisions of the Indian Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights in light of established judicial precedents to argue that the pattern is arbitrary and needs to be rectified.
Has Natural Justice Constitutionalised Administrative Law in India?
By tracing the development of Administrative Law in the United Kingdom and simultaneouslly observing the developments in India, the authors have analysed the course of development of natural justice principles as justiciable concepts in administrative law proceedings. The authors have analysed how through the course of judicial developments, the conceptual form of administrative law transformed into its present functional structure.
Res Extra Commercium: A Wrong Import in Article 19(1)(g) Jurisprudence
The author in this essay has argued that the SC judgement in State of Bombay v. R.M.D. Chamarbaugwala incorrectly interpreted and applied the doctrine of Res Extra Commercium to constrict the scope of Article 19(1)(g). The essay examines how application of the instant doctrine has intertwined with the U.S. Law doctrine of police powers to have negative implications for Indian Jurisprudence.
Examining the Constitutional Validity of The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950
The authors in this piece have argued against the Constitutionality of the Constitution (Scheduled Castes Order) of 1950 on grounds of non-discrimination and arbitrariness. The article argues that denial of affirmative action benefits to SC converts goes against the letter and spirit of the Indian Constitution and Equality Jurisprudence.
Examining the Constitutionality of the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022
This piece examines the Constitutional validity of the Criminal Procedure Identification Act of 2022 and argues that the Act is ultra vires on grounds of excessive delegation of powers. The author also argues that the Act poses serious concerns to privacy rights of people who have been either convicted or arrested under any law.
Revisiting Air India v. Nergesh Meerza – From a Feminist and Intersectional Prism
This piece revisits the 1981 case of Air India v. Nergesh Meerza and argues that while the final judgement upheld the Right to Equality in terms of employment for Air India hostesses, the judgment left a glaring error while narrowly interpreting the scope of Article 15 to only classify sex discrimination and not expressly recognizing gender discrimination.
Constitutionality of Tracking Web Searches Vis-A-Vis Right to Privacy: An Analysis
The piece anatomizes and critiques the recent steps implemented by the Uttar Pradesh Police to curb the use or watching of pornography by implementing mechanisms which include tracking web-searches as well as storing private data. The author has analyzed these steps in light of Constitutional provisions and former judicial precedents to highlight that not only are these measures unconstitutional, but also go beyond the scope of permissible State action in stymieing individual autonomy of citizens.
Pegasus Spyware: An Invisible Threat To People’s Privacy In India
The following article examines the inalienable and intrinsic right to privacy, in purview of the recent Pegasus Spyware controversy and calls for an era of a more robust privacy law in India.