The National Registry of Indian Citizens Exercise: A Mammoth Step Towards a Demographic Debacle

In this post, Venkata Supreeth discusses the idea of the National Registry of Indian Citizens as a necessary evil to combat the problem of infiltration, and identifies problems which may arise out of the Government’s attempt to erase the results of decades of negligence. Continue reading The National Registry of Indian Citizens Exercise: A Mammoth Step Towards a Demographic Debacle

On Aadhaar: Part II (Use of Aadhaar’s Platform by Private Entities)

By: Digvijay Chaudhary During the proceedings of the Aadhaar Act (hereinafter ‘the act’), Chandrachud, J. remarked that surveillance is not necessarily the argument that has to be answered by the respondents (State) and other areas of concern in the act need to be identified such as the use of the Aadhaar platform by private entities. This brings to our next concern; the use of Aadhaar … Continue reading On Aadhaar: Part II (Use of Aadhaar’s Platform by Private Entities)

On Aadhaar: Part I (Surveillance and Profiling)

By: Digvijay Chaudhary “1.3 billion Indians may be poor, but we are a goldmine of commercial information” – Justice D.Y. Chandrachud The Aadhaar Act (hereinafter ‘the Act’) has been challenged in the Supreme Court and the decision is expected in the next few days. The act was challenged for being unconstitutional and giving rise to major unprecedented concerns; surveillance and profiling (the state has its … Continue reading On Aadhaar: Part I (Surveillance and Profiling)

DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018: Prospective Issues and Challenges

By: Pranav Tanwar & Saurabh Pandey “Existing rules and principles can give us our present location, our bearings, our latitude and longitude. The inn that shelters for the night is not the journey’s end. The law, like the traveler, must be ready for the morrow. It must have a principle of growth”.                           … Continue reading DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018: Prospective Issues and Challenges

FIFA, Russia and Human Rights

By: Saranya Mishra INTRODUCTION Fédération Internationale de Football Association (hereinafter ‘FIFA’) was established in 1904, under Swiss law,[1] as a body to oversee the competitions of “the beautiful game”,[2] football, among the national associations (member countries) of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Today it has 211 associations,[3] which almost makes it the “United Nations of Football”[4]. FIFA World Cup like other … Continue reading FIFA, Russia and Human Rights

Right To Be Forgotten: Its Applicability In India

By: Anamika Kundu In 2014, The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) decided a landmark judgement which sparked heated discussion on the future of search engines and personal data. Prior to this, the internet was seen as a place of permanent memories. The European Union (‘the EU’) has vociferously put forth and implemented data protection laws in the past decade because of their … Continue reading Right To Be Forgotten: Its Applicability In India

The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016. Embracing The Reality? Or Paving The Way For Further Exploitation? A Critique

By: Rhea Ghanshani One would assume that the tabled amendment on child labour (hereinafter, ‘the Amendment’) during the monsoon session of Parliament the past year would be a ray of hope for those children who have been trying to escape the shambles of exploitation ever since they stepped foot into the world, but it turned out to be anything but. The Amendment does not embody … Continue reading The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016. Embracing The Reality? Or Paving The Way For Further Exploitation? A Critique

A Judge’s Freedom of Speech & Expression

By: Kriti Parashar The recent Suo motu action taken by the Supreme Court of India against Calcutta High court Judge, Justice C.S. Karnan, alleging contempt of court action against him is the first time such an action has been taken against a High Court Judge that too by the highest court in the country. The verdict on the contempt proceeding remains pending, while C.S.Karnan has … Continue reading A Judge’s Freedom of Speech & Expression

Why India Needs to Buckle Up for a Long Journey Ahead?

By: Aastha Mehta Vijay Mallya’s rise and fall can be a classic Indian movie potboiler. His running away secretly to London; fighting the charges against him legally in British courts have been the subject of various news reports and journalistic commentary. However, in this piece, I am going to dedicate my attention solely to why India may see itself in choppy waters, legally speaking, in … Continue reading Why India Needs to Buckle Up for a Long Journey Ahead?