Dear Arjuna, I am everywhere, but not on your screen?

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi (Source - Punnawit Suwuttananu / Getty Images) Lord Krishna in the holy Hindu scripture Bhagvad Gita, tells his disciple Arjun ‘हे अर्जुन।  मैं समस्त जीवों के हृदय में स्थित परमात्मा हूँ।  मैं ही समस्त जीवों का आदि, मध्य तथा अंत हूँ।  (Dear Arjun, I am the god residing in the heart … Continue reading Dear Arjuna, I am everywhere, but not on your screen?

What is the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867?

Image Credits- Business Standards Earlier today, the Indian Express reported that a political leader allegedly put up posters with photographs of former and current leaders of the Bhartiya Janta Party i.e. Mr. Chinmayanand, Mr. Kuldeep Singh Sengar etc. at various places across Lucknow. These individuals are/have been accused and/or convicted in some cases, for offences … Continue reading What is the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867?

Judgment convicting Prashant Bhushan for Contempt: Some Reflections

Picture Credits- Live Law On 14 August, 2020 i.e. a day before India’s 74th Independence Day, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India convicted advocate Prashant Bhushan for the offence of Contempt of Court. Mr. Bhushan was found guilty for two of his tweets wherein he had made remarks on the incumbent Chief Justice of India … Continue reading Judgment convicting Prashant Bhushan for Contempt: Some Reflections

Referendums and the Indian Constitution

Earlier this month, Russia voted on an important referendum that brought significant changes to its Constitution. The Russians decided to grant President Putin the option of leading the country until the year 2036, by limiting a President’s Rule to two six-year terms in total rather than two consecutive terms. They also voted to effectively ban … Continue reading Referendums and the Indian Constitution

Revisiting the Infamous Emergency and its Impact on the Legal Community

45 years ago, on this day, the central government led by Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi imposed the infamous National Emergency in the country (“Emergency”). The Emergency lasted for 21 months and is considered to be one of the darkest phases of independent India. It saw widespread human rights violations, censorship of the press, rampant arrest … Continue reading Revisiting the Infamous Emergency and its Impact on the Legal Community

Rajasthan HC’s Judgment on Supremacy of a Woman’s Autonomy in matters of Abortion

Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees to every person the Right to Life and Liberty. The Courts have interpreted the Article to include the Right to Reproductive Choices. In particular, the Article allows a woman to decide whether she wants to procreate or not. This Right is not absolute and is limited once … Continue reading Rajasthan HC’s Judgment on Supremacy of a Woman’s Autonomy in matters of Abortion

Telangana HC’s Powerful Decision on the Right to Health in times like COVID-19

The world is currently dealing with the unfortunate COVID crisis. Almost every government across the world has brought in radical measures to curb the transmission of cases and save its citizens from dying. The central and state governments in India have also done the same. The laws and regulations framed by the governments, to either … Continue reading Telangana HC’s Powerful Decision on the Right to Health in times like COVID-19

Do ends justify the means? Analyzing the Calcutta HC’s judgment quashing the Leave India Notice issued to a Polish Student

Yesterday, the Calcutta High Court passed a significant verdict wherein it quashed a Leave India Notice issued by the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office, Kolkata to a Polish national, studying in India. The Polish citizen was served the Notice for allegedly violating his visa conditions as he had participated in political rallies against the recent Citizenship … Continue reading Do ends justify the means? Analyzing the Calcutta HC’s judgment quashing the Leave India Notice issued to a Polish Student

Understanding a ‘Leave-India’ Notice – Government’s Power to revoke an Indian Visa

[Image Credits - India Today] The Ministry of Home Affairs has been in the news as of late, for issuing several ‘Leave-India Notices’ to foreign nationals in India. The Notices are being seen as the government’s attempt to stifle dissent as allegedly, they have been issued only to those foreign nationals who have participated in … Continue reading Understanding a ‘Leave-India’ Notice – Government’s Power to revoke an Indian Visa