Introduction Contempt in the form of Scandalizing the court comes in the way of an individual’s right of exercising Freedom of Speech and Expression. Recently, the Supreme Court (“SC”) initiated Suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against advocate Prashant Bhushan under … Continue reading A Perspective on Contempt In the form of Scandalizing the Court: Preserving the Glory of Judges?
On April 17th of 2020, the Ministry of Power introduced the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 with the objective of bringing the outdated 2003 Act in tune with recent developments. Indeed, restructuring the statutory mechanism for the regulation of the energy … Continue reading Third Time, Not the Charm: Analyzing the Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020
The death mystery of Sushant Singh coupled with Supreme Court reserving its order in case of Rhea Charkraborty vs State of Bihar regarding transfer of investigation from Bihar to Maharashtra and competence of CBI to take up investigation has given … Continue reading Supreme Court unlikely to help Rhea Chakraborty – Understanding the Role of Courts during Investigation
Over eighty per cent of inhabitants in the Global South are exposed to detrimental air quality as these areas fail to meet the air quality level prescribed by WHO guideline. The Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics … Continue reading A Year into India’s National Clean Air Programme
INTRODUCTION Public criticism is indispensable to the functioning of government institutions and a ‘culture of open dialogue’ is requisite for democracy. It is not erroneous to say that dissemination of fake news and incorrect information over social media platforms regarding … Continue reading The Mumbai Gag Order: An intrusive order labelling criticism of state a crime
A few months back, when Anjana Hareesh, a queer who died of suicide became the headlines of newspapers in the country, social media sprung to action to discuss the rights of LBTQ community in India. But where do we as … Continue reading The Transgender Persons Act – A Legal Facade