Initiation of Proceedings for Criminal Contempt of Court: Where to Draw the Line?

In this post, Tanishk Goyal seeks to criticise the immunisation of the individual judges from public scrutiny or criticism along with the absolute exemption of the Judges of the Courts of Record from the purview of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. He further suggests a framework which harmoniously construes the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 with the contempt provisions thus, placing the seat of justice of the lower and higher judiciary, at an equal pedestal when it comes to matters of criminal contempt. Continue reading Initiation of Proceedings for Criminal Contempt of Court: Where to Draw the Line?

Liability of the Endorser of a Brand in Light of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

In this post, Saket Agarwal attempts to assess the liability of the endorser of a brand while appreciating the recently passed Consumer Protection Bill, 2019, questions the extent of the penal provisions introduced and identifies gaps that are required to be filled in order to render the same foolproof. Continue reading Liability of the Endorser of a Brand in Light of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

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

Limitations of Forming ‘Surveillance State’ under Surveillance and Social Media Accounts Linking Orders

In the post, Anirudh Vijay seeks to discuss the controversy over the formation of India as a ‘surveillance state’. Furthermore, he discusses the test of proportionality as used against this system of surveillance which, if imposed without restrictions will lead to the infringement of the right to privacy of the countrymen. Continue reading Limitations of Forming ‘Surveillance State’ under Surveillance and Social Media Accounts Linking Orders

The Extent​ of Judicial Intervention in Entrance Examinations: When Results Don’t Match Expectations

In this post, Srijan Jha seeks to discuss the current scenario of the strenuous competitive exams with respect to India. He sheds light on the pattern of these exams along with the loopholes in the conduct of the same. Furthermore, he discusses the right to complain with reference to Article 14 and the legal recourse that shall be taken in case of such mismanagement. Continue reading The Extent​ of Judicial Intervention in Entrance Examinations: When Results Don’t Match Expectations

A Game of Blatant Luck? – An Analysis of ‘Skill’ Element in Fantasy Sports Games in India

By: Sudipto Hambir INTRODUCTION In July 2018, the Law Commission of India Report No. 276[1] recommended that sports betting, where the outcome majorly depends upon the skill of the participants, should be legalised. Fantasy sports have evolved with the emergence of Daily Fantasy Sports (hereinafter ‘DFS’) games in the recent times. The future of sports betting in India relies vastly on how the nation reacts to … Continue reading A Game of Blatant Luck? – An Analysis of ‘Skill’ Element in Fantasy Sports Games in India

Reducing Farmer Suicides in India through Stricter Media Regulations

By: Raj Shekhar More farmers in India are committing suicide than ever before because of their failure to repay debts — at least, this is what the majority of our Indian [emphasis supplied] news media report with headlines often pinpointing an increase in the number of such appalling instances. However, recent data brought out by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows a gradual decline … Continue reading Reducing Farmer Suicides in India through Stricter Media Regulations

Commercial Surrogacy: Should the Law Intervene?

By: Vishal Hablani INTRODUCTION India is emerging as a hub for the International Commercial Surrogacy.[1] Lax surrogacy laws, low costs and the huge number of women willing to become surrogate mothers have contributed in making India a preferred destination for surrogacy.[2] However, there have been reported incidents concerning employment of unethical practices to exploit surrogate mothers and abandonment of children born out of surrogacy.[3] The … Continue reading Commercial Surrogacy: Should the Law Intervene?