The Mumbai Gag Order: An intrusive order labelling criticism of state a crime

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

Guarding Constitutional Contours at Times of Epidemic: The Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020

INTRODUCTION Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, or the Act 3 of 1897(hereinafter referred to as “The Act”) was enacted to contain the spread of dangerous epidemic diseases. The Government took recourse to this law to manage the Coronavirus outbreak. Section 1(2) … Continue reading Guarding Constitutional Contours at Times of Epidemic: The Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020