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Law and Society

Law and Society

The Supreme Court’s judgment up­­holding the 5 August 2019 abrogation of Article 370 delivered on 11 December 2023 ( In Re: Article 370) 1 comes five years after the sudden move to abrogate Article....

In its 246th report, the Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs has suggested that the proposed Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill (BNS), 2023 be amended to make adultery a criminal offence again....

Reservation for women in the legislatures became a reality with the passage of the Constitution (106th Amendment) Act, 2023 which mandates that one-third of the seats in the union and state....

The union government has proposed to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1974, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 with three new laws—the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita....

In 2015, a matrimonial advertisement appeared in a newspaper, reading: Seeking 25–40, well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian, groom for my son (36, 5′ 11″) who works with an NGO, caste no bar (though....

Over the last decade, the intensity of online platforms using digital technologies, including algori­thms, to match labour demand and supply has rapidly gained ground worldwide. Given their disruptive....

On 10 April 2023, the Madras High Court heard a suo motu public interest litigation petition regarding traffic congestion at the Marina Loop Road in Chennai and issued an order for the eviction of....

During 2004–14, when the United Progressive Alliance government was in office at the union level, a whole host of legislation were introduced to meet the social welfare goals (Nilsen 2018). Some of....

At a recent seminar on the Judicial Appointments and Reforms, 1 senior advocate Aditya Sondhi linked the independence of the judiciary to the independence of the bar. He said, There is an increasing....

As of January 2023, the city of Bengaluru has been without an elected municipal government for over two years and three months since the term of the last council of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara....

Was the 2016 demonetisation of the `500 and `1,000 notes legally valid? The question which probably had relevance in 2016 has become stale in 2023. The answer afforded by the Supreme Court in Vivek....

Consequent to the withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, the union government recently made public a draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 1 (the bill). Promised as....

The judicially imposed ceiling of 50% on vertical reservations in India has been questioned recently in two ways—the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 103rd Amendment Act, which allowed economically....

In an earlier article, I looked at a data set of 601 serving judges of high courts in India (in 2016) to identify the link between the manner of appointment and the lack of diversity in the higher....

A recent judgment of the Meghalaya High Court delivered in the context of the Prevention of Child Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act (2012) threw up a poignant situation. In Olius Mawiong and Anr v State of....