EVOLVING NOTIONS OF FREEDOM OF PRESS AND MEDIA TRIAL

On the occasion of Constitution Day, 2020, the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre and Awaaz- The Blog organised an article writing competition for students of all disciplines across universities in India. This article won the first prize. By Yashdeep Lakra [Yashdeep Lakra is a student of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) at University School of Law […]

INDIA’S HIDE & SEEK WITH TORTURE

 By Mili Budhiraja [Mili Budhiraja is a II year student of LL.B. at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.] Torture of a human being by another human being is essentially an instrument to impose the will of the ‘strong’ over the ‘weak’ by suffering                     […]

‘LOVE-JIHAD’ IN INDIA: A REALITY CHECK

 By Kanika Chugh [Kanika Chugh is a third year student of B.A. LL.B (Hons.) at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.] Introduction A video of a man being attacked with a pickaxe went viral on the internet, in which after the first blow he manages to ask, ‘What did I do?’ His attacker not […]

UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) ACT: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

 By Abhimanyu Chauhan and Vasudha Singh [Abhimanyu Chauhan and Vasudha Singh are penultimate year students of LL.B. at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.] Introduction The history of preventive detention in India extends as far back as 1818, when the Bengal State Prisoners Regulation Act [i] was enacted by the East India […]

IS ILLITERACY A MENACE TO PEDESTRIANS? AN ANALYSIS

 By Dhriti Mitra and Treenok Guha [Dhriti Mitra and Treenok Guha are fourth and third year (respectively) students of BBA. LL.B. (Hons.) at Symbiosis Law School, Pune.] Prefatory The license cannot be issued for driving any kind of vehicle to an illiterate person, as he is virtually a menace for the pedestrians. [i] The aforementioned […]

AN ANALYSIS OF LABOUR LAW REFORMS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Mohammad Mishal [Mohammad Mishal is a second year student of B.A. LL.B (Hons.) at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law.] Introduction: The nature of wealth creation in our economy is such that it is primarily dependent on the efforts put in by the workers. The weight of historical change in India has traditionally been […]

THE LEGALITY OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN INDIA

By Abhijit Vadavalli [Abhijit Vadavalli is a first year student of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR University of Law).] Prefatory: The archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 criminalised homosexual sex, thereby criminalising homosexuality, among other forms of “unnatural sex”. In 2018, a five-judge constitutional bench […]