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Law and Society

Law and Society
The Supreme Court’s flawed and jurisprudentially unsound judgment in E V Chinnaiah (2005), which prohibited inter se reservations among Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities, looks likely...
The Supreme Court’s judgment cancelling the remission of the convicts in the gang rape of Bilkis Bano, while being a resounding victory for the rule of law, civil liberties, and basic decency, is...
In its judgment upholding the constitutional validity of the abrogation of Article 370, the Supreme Court makes two claims: a historical one arguing that Article 370 was meant to be “temporary” and...
Notwithstanding the Supreme Court of India’s judgment decriminalising the offence of adultery in the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Parliamentary Standing Committee examining the Bharatiya Nyaya...
The Bihar Caste-based Survey and the constitutional amendment guaranteeing reservation for women in Parliament bring the question of delimitation to the fore once again. In the absence of immediate...
Ostensibly to decolonise and modernise India’s criminal justice system, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023 (which attempts to replace the Indian Penal Code) has been criticised for retaining much of...
While same-sex marriage should be rightfully recognised under the Special Marriage Act, a move towards its recognition under the Hindu Marriage Act also calls for the right to ancestral property and...
Platform economy promotes flexibility and assures autonomy to the workers. With a rapid increase in digitally mediated platforms to govern the world of work, we often overlook the legal existence of...
The Madras High Court’s dominant imaginaries of the contested space as a “public road” and the fish vendors as “encroachers” overlook the complexities and alternative imaginaries of the space as...
Rights-based welfare legislation, even if passed by the union government, needs implementation at the state level. State governments are not passive implementation agencies and have sometimes stymied...
Even as debates rage over the threats to the independence of the judiciary, it is necessary to focus on the other institution keeping the judicial system going—the bar—specifically that part of the...
Some of India’s largest cities with a population of a little more or less than one crore, have gone without a municipal government for several years. This is another key failing of the 74th amendment...
The Supreme Court’s judgment, upholding the constitutional validity of the demonetisation of `500 and `1,000 notes, is legally right but comes too late to be of any appreciable legal interest. It...
The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 is notably silent on a key agency that it proposed to set up to enforce the law—the Data Protection Board. This silence has implications for the...
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...

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