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THE SNOOPING ORDER: AN ORWELLIAN MEASURE OR A REMINISCENCE OF OUR SURVEILLANCE REGIME?

By- Shrey Nautiyal, Executive Editor and Aditya Vyas, Associate Editor, RSRR Editorial Board In the wake of heightened attention being garnered by issues involving the privacy and personal liberty of individuals, the Central Government surprisingly issued an Order on 20th December 2018 (hereinafter, “the Order”) authorizing 10 governmental agencies for the purposes of interception, monitoring…
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Analysing the Aadhaar Amendment Bill: A Premature Convoluted Effort or Not?

By Aryan Babele, Executive Editor, RSRR Editorial Board   INTRODUCTION The Apex Court by and large upheld in its verdict of Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Anr. vs Union of India And Ors,[1] the constitutionality of the Aadhaar project. On the flip side, it also struck down some of the major provisions of the…
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Transgender Bill 2018: A Half-Hearted Attempt at Complete Justice

By Smita Gupta and Paras Jain, Junior Editors Introduction The Transgender Community has long fought the ostracisation and ubiquitous repugnance from all sectors of the society. The National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India Judgement was a much-needed respite for the Community. Trying to follow in the footsteps of the Judiciary, the Legislature has passed…
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Deconstructing The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2018

** By Anandita Bhargava, Junior Editor and Stuti Srivastava, Associate Editor INTRODUCTION The practice of surrogacy can be traced back to the ancient times where ‘Niyoga Dharma’ was followed. ‘Niyoga Dharma’ refers to the practice of creating temporary alliance in case the husband was infertile. The human desire to be a parent is fundamental in a…
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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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