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Constitutional Law Rights Adjudication

State Performances of Nationalism in School Assemblies

Geeta Kanwar Introduction Can a state-owned educational institution mandate recital of shlokas from Hindu scriptures? This question has emerged in the recent petition filed by Advocate Veenayak Shah in the Supreme Court. The plea challenges the constitutional validity of Rule 92 of Revised Education Code of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Education Code) as violative of Article […]

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International Law Rights Adjudication

Critically Assessing the Notion of Human Rights as ‘Universal’

By Anmol Ratan John F. Kennedy in his 1961 inaugural speech said, “the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hands of God”[1]. It is this presumption about the metaphysical origin of human rights that makes it problematic for this internationally recognised regime of law to claim absolute […]

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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 […]