The UP-Draft Population Control Bill: An Archetype of Misguided Policy-Making

In this post, the authors explore the various provisions of the proposed The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill, 2021, and analyse it from constitutional and sociological perspectives. The authors conclude with their take on the need, legality and effectiveness of the proposed measures. Continue reading The UP-Draft Population Control Bill: An Archetype of Misguided Policy-Making

Conversion Therapy in India: In Light of Sushma v. Commissioner of Police

In this post, in light of a recent judgment from the Madras High Court, the author critically analyses the practice of conversion therapy and the severely adverse impact it has left on the LGBTQIA+ community. The author also expounds upon the grounds on which it could be banned in India as per precedents, existing laws and conventions, and by taking inspiration from countries which have successfully banned this social evil. Continue reading Conversion Therapy in India: In Light of Sushma v. Commissioner of Police

Cryptocurrency in India: To ban or not to ban

By: Aman Kumar Yadav Introduction Cryptocurrencies are digital representations of value that can be stored and transferred digitally. Simply put, it is a type of digital currency or a medium of exchange just like the US dollar. They function autonomously, unencumbered by traditional banking and government oversight. Countries have repeatedly attempted to implement measures to regulate Cryptocurrency or ban it altogether. This article analyzes India’s … Continue reading Cryptocurrency in India: To ban or not to ban

A Politicised Right to Education

By: Shomesh Srivastava “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Two incidents relating to syllabus cut made by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (hereinafter ‘AHSEC’) have raised two primary constitutional questions about the rights … Continue reading A Politicised Right to Education

Judges in Legislature: Can the Gap be Bridged Without Hurting the Separation?

In this post, the author has analysed the interaction of the judiciary with the legislature via-a-vis the separation doctrine, the position in contemporary jurisdictions and the bleak possibility of such a structure in a democratic federal set-up like India.
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Protection of Healthcare Personnel against Violence- A Wake-Up Call Amidst Crisis

In this post, the author stresses upon the need to legislate to ensure the safety of healthcare personnel from the instances of violence against them. Further, the author sheds light on the draft bill on Protection Against Healthcare Professionals, 2019, and how it could be beneficial in safeguarding the interests of healthcare personnel in these stressful and unprecedented times. Continue reading Protection of Healthcare Personnel against Violence- A Wake-Up Call Amidst Crisis

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019: A Regressive Move on the Verge of Becoming a Reality

In this post, the authors discuss the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019 and highlight the various perspectives the bill fails to take into account and the implications of its prejudiced outlook. From how certain medical phenomena remain unengaged with, to the failure to recognise the state of the ground reality of society, this piece is an expansive overview of what lacks in the bill and what could have been better.
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National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases: A Critical Analysis of Recent Developments

In this post, the author presents a critical analysis of the recently drafted National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases, 2020, through arguments in support of the policy by mentioning what relief it provides and against the same by identifying gaps which remain to be filled. Continue reading National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases: A Critical Analysis of Recent Developments

Right to Reservation: Should it Really be at State’s Discretion?

In this post, Gunjan Shrivastav and Jay Bhaskar Sharma discuss the various implications of the recent apex court judgment which has gone on to establish that the State Government is in no way bound to provide quantifiable data to justify not providing reservation. It discusses the various facets of law and explores how the decision may be both constitutionally invalid and detrimental from a public policy perspective.
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