ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Law and Society

Law and Society
The judicially imposed ceiling of 50% on vertical reservations in India has been questioned recently in two ways—the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 103rd Amendment Act, which allowed economically...
While the Constitution makes no distinction between judges appointed from the Bar or from the subordinate judiciary, the data shows that there is an implicit difference that results in fewer members...
The obligation on every person to report any knowledge they have of an offence thought to have been committed in violation of the Prevention of Child Sexual Offences Act raises serious questions...
The pullback of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has nullified the multi-year efforts put in by various stakeholders that have gone into shaping the bill. The promise of a “comprehensive legal...
With respect to the independence of the judiciary, there is a tendency to conflate the independence of the institution with that of the individual in the institution. An independent judiciary...
The Supreme Court’s judgment in Union of India v Mohit Minerals (P) Ltd (2022), while interpreting the 101st Amendment, has weakened the governance framework of the goods and services tax. The Court’...
The true state of fundamental rights in India cannot be determined by reading the judgments of the Supreme Court or the high courts that, though called “constitutional courts,” are not the “only” “...
While the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 was ostensibly introduced to combat child sexual abuse, its overbroad provisions have made it possible to criminalise even consensual...
In trying to “regulate the practice and process” of surrogacy through the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, the imagination of a “family” is limited to strict heteronormative, patriarchal...
Consequent to the lifting of the “ban” imposed on the trade of crypto-assets by the Supreme Court of India, there has been a surge of interest in investing in crypto-assets from the general public,...
The Supreme Court in March 2020 passed a judgment that diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The judgment was passed under the pretext of protecting...
The recent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act judgments of the Bombay High Court have led to a gamut of criticisms from lawyers and activists alike. In light of this situation, this...

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