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LIVE-STREAMING “JUSTICE BEING DONE”: A MOVE TO “DISINFECT” HIGHER JUDICIARY THROUGH “SUNLIGHT”

By Arjun Gaur, Senior Editor “Justice should not only be done, but should be seen to be done”, is an oft-quoted phrase first used by Lord Chief Justice Hewart in R v. Sussex.[i] The statement underlines a key common law principle that judges should do even-handed justice manifestly, in open court and in full public…
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DISSECTING THE VICISSITUDES OF JUDICIAL DISSENT VIS-À-VIS THE AADHAR JUDGMENT

By Shrey Nautiyal, Executive Editor Introduction It is often stated that a strong and independent judiciary is a reflection of the state of affairs in the country.  We as a nation have traversed from the dark times of the Emergency period, which choked the independence of the judiciary, to the judicial activism shown by the…
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IMPLICATIONS OF JUSTICE K.S PUTTASWAMY CASE: AADHAR, SECTION-377 AND MORE

By Aryan Babele, Executive Editor and Palak Kapoor, Research Assistant “Privacy represents the core of the human personality and recognises the ability of each individual to make choices and to take decisions governing matters intimate and personal.” INTRODUCTION The potential intrusiveness of technology is shielded by the extent to which the temptations of technology have…
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ANALYSIS OF THE ESSENTIAL RELIGIOUS PRACTICE TEST VIS-A-VIS THE SABARIMALA JUDGEMENT

By Vineet Gupta, Executive Editor and Anjali Mehrotra, Research Assistant Introduction On 28th September 2018, the Supreme Court by a 4:1 majority struck down Rule 3(b) of the Kerala Hindu Places of Worship (Authorization of Entry Act), 1965 by virtue of which a ban was imposed on women between the ages of 10 to 50 years…
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Supreme Court Verdict- Scrapping S.377 IPC

“History owes an apology to the members of this community and their families, for the delay in providing redressal for the ignominy and ostracism that they have suffered through the centuries.” – J. Indu Malhotra INTRODUCTION The Supreme Court in a much-awaited judgment, speaking through a constitutional bench, in the case of Navtej Singh Johar…
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Tracing the Decriminalization of Homosexuality in India

INTRODUCTION In Hindu mythology, allusions to a neutral gender have been made galore. From Krishna to Narada, be it in the Mahabharata or Ramayana, the hovering presence of the LGBTQ community was as strong then as it is today in the 21st century. Sexual fluidity was the norm until all our core ideas were challenged…
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SOCIO-LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF DECRIMINALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY

“It is difficult to right the wrongs of history. But we can certainly set the course for future.”[i] The nation witnessed history being created with S.377 read down and the rainbow flags held high. Homosexuality, a word which, had been refrained from being used in the social milieu for so long, can now be spoken…
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