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.
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.
The article brings out the inconsistency of social media self regulation by analyzing pertinent issues regarding free speech, censorship and power of tech companies over public discourse, in light of the banning of Former U.S President Donald Trump's Twitter handle. The article refers to key Constitutional principles in navigating these ambivalent issues.