Month: March 2020
Hoardings by Uttar Pradesh Government: The Constitutional Angle
General Background The Indian Parliament recently passed a new legislation “The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019” (CAA) through which religiously persecuted minorities from three countries namely Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have come to India before 31st December 2014 will get ‘easy’ citizenship. The chaos started when some leaders in the opposition linked CAA with National…
COVID-19, Medical Privacy, and Misinformation – A difficult tripod to balance?
Few days back, I received a call from a close friend whose brother had tested positive for the COVID-19. Worrisome. However, what was further concerning was the misinformation being spread by the media, including one of the leading national newspapers! The father of the patient is a high-ranking medical personnel in a reputed hospital, and…
Contempt of Court v. Freedom of Speech & Expression
It was rightly said by John Milton that for establishing any liberal society it is necessary to give the right to freely express their views and opinions to members of the society. It acts as a precursor for the smooth conduct of any democratic society. With this regard, Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution guarantees…