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Constitutional Law

Anti-Begging Laws: An Attack on Freedom of Speech?

By Akshat Bhushan Introduction In India, there are twenty states and two union territories that have enacted anti-beggary laws, criminalising the act of begging.[1] A 2018 Delhi High Court order struck down certain provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 (that was extended to the union territory of Delhi) which criminalised involuntary begging […]

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Constitutional Law

UAPA: The Predicaments of Interpreting a Manifestly Vaguely Worded Law

By Simran Kaur India’s constitutional mandate on its cherished promise of free speech has withstood several upheavals of time. The jurisprudence spanned over seven decades has been interpreted in the light of the principles of a democratic political society. The underlying basis of this entails exercising the fundamental right to free speech as a citizen, […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal

Criminalization of Triple Talaq: Is It That Bad?

By Sumedha Tewari Introduction On July 31, 2019, Rajya Sabha passed the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which was later on granted presidential assent on  April 1, 2019. With the passage of this bill, giving divorce to a Muslim woman through talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq was criminalised, prescribing up to […]

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Constitutional Law Rights Adjudication

Citizenship (Amendment) Act and Right to Equality: In Consonance or in Dissonance?

By Ananya Singh The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 [“Amendment Act“], since its inception, has been embroiled in controversy for not only its content, but majorly for the political intention with which it was passed by the India Parliament. Nevertheless, a major debate is arousing, regarding its constitutional validity wherein the debate abides on the issue […]

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Antitrust Constitutional Law Rights Adjudication

An Introduction to Amazon’s Exploitative Behaviour

By Gautami Govindarajan Jeff Bezos may be the richest man in modern history, but at whose cost? Amazon has risen to a position of market dominance, but behind the glittering deals and soaring profits is a history of abuse and exploitation of labour. Violations of Labour and Human Rights Amazon has been repeatedly found to […]

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Constitutional Law Rights Adjudication

Analyzing the Concept of BYOD: An Insight into the Employee’s Perspective on Right to Privacy

By Deepti Pandey & Sushant Shekhar Singh After the dust settled on K S Puttaswamy v. Union of India by recognizing the fundamental right to privacy in India, various facets of privacy have gained prominence.[1] One such aspect is the privacy right in corporations under the relationship of employment. Increased surveillance in employment is a […]