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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

In this post, Mariyam Mayam, legal reporter at LOAT, explains the new land law regime being put in place in Jammu and Kashmir
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India & Global Decline in Democracies

India & Global Decline in Democracies

Law and Other Things is happy to announce that we are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative.
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Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

Prof. Khaitan talks about the Junior Faculty Forum, his personal journey in academic writing and shares advice on how to improve writing! He also talks about the writing skills that undergraduate law students and early-career...
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Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

This is the third part of our New Scholarship Series. In this series we discuss public law themed articles featured in the recently released Issue 2 of the 2020 Volume of India Law Review. This...
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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the  FCRA 2020

Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order...
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Institutional Reform at the Supreme Court

Institutional Reform at the Supreme Court

[Ed Note: As part of our series marking 15 Years of Law and Other Things, we bring to you posts from our long-time contributors and supporters! In this post our Senior Editor Nick Robinson traces the...
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Introduction to a Book Discussion on Jeffrey Redding’s A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India

Introduction to a Book Discussion on Jeffrey Redding’s A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India

(Over the next few days, we will run a book discussion on Jeffrey A. Redding’s A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India. This is the introductory post by Professor Rohit De) Whether from the perspective...
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Prashant Bhushan and Suriya:  A Search for Natural Justice in Non-Contempt Proceedings

Prashant Bhushan and Suriya: A Search for Natural Justice in Non-Contempt Proceedings

In this post our Senior Editor V. Venkatesan writes about the contempt case against the actor Suriya.
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Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

Sahil discusses some crucial new changes introduced by the Code on Social Security, 2020 and its potential limitations in light of the recent release of the corresponding Code on Social Security (Central) Draft Rules, 2020...
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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

In this post, Mariyam Mayam, legal reporter at LOAT, explains the new land law regime being put in place in Jammu and Kashmir
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Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 2020

Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 2020

The Government recently passed three labour codes - the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, and the Code of Social Security, 2020 - in a bid to consolidate...
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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the  FCRA 2020

Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order...
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Right to Protest v. Right to Mobility: The Shaheen Bagh Case

Right to Protest v. Right to Mobility: The Shaheen Bagh Case

This article presents an account of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Amit Sahni v. Commissioner of Police and Ors. which answers a disputed question of drawing the balance between the right to protest and...
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Sub-Classification within Reserved Seats

Sub-Classification within Reserved Seats

This piece analyses the recent Supreme Court decision on sub-classification in reservations in the case of Davinder Singh. The article also explores the judicial precedents that were examined by the court in this judgement.
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Same-Sex Marriage: Examining the Move towards Legal Recognition

Same-Sex Marriage: Examining the Move towards Legal Recognition

This piece examines the recent move towards legal recognition of same-sex marriage and the petitions filed in different High Courts. it also elaborates on the divergent arguments made in favour of and against the same.
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The Controversial Legacy of Justice Arun Mishra

The Controversial Legacy of Justice Arun Mishra

In this piece, our Legal Reporter, Shravani analyses different articles written on the judicial career of Justice Arun Mishra who retired from the Supreme Court recently.
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Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 1 of the Indian Law Review

By Dayaar Singla / August 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
As our readers might be aware, we have recently started the New Scholarship Section on our Blog, to promote new academic literature in the field of public law. As an added dimension to this, we have decided to invite discussants...

Patriotism, Nationalism and the Civilisational State

By Dr. Venkat Iyer / January 7, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed note - In this post Dr. Venkat Iyer reviews the books -The Battle of Belonging by Shashi Tharoor and A New Idea of India by Harsh Gupta ‘Madhusudan’ and Rajeev Mantri] A cynic might be forgiven for believing that...

Sub-Classification in reservations but what of Untouchability and discrimination flowing through SC/ST category?

By Digvijay S. Chaudhary / January 2, 2021 / 0 Comments
‘Kapada na latta va khaya bhatta fajitee maay hoti lay mothiKakhet lekaru, haatat jhadna, doi war shenaachi paati,Mahya Bhimana maiy sonyane bharali oti.’ [No clothes to wear, neither food to eat, it was a huge fuzzy,Child in arms, broom in...

Domicile Reservation in National Law Universities – A Response to Alok Prasanna Kumar

By Rohit Sharma and Varun Kannan / January 14, 2021 / 0 Comments
In an article published in EPW on July 11th, Alok Prasanna Kumar had argued in favour of having domicile-based reservations in National Law Universities (NLUs). Mr. Kumar argued that the elite resistance to domicile reservation reflects an unfounded fear of...

Farm Laws: The Ayes have it! The Ayes have it!?

By Gursimran K. Bakshi and Shrutika Pandey / January 10, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: In this post, the authors argue that the recent Farm Bills are beyond the legislative competence of the union government, and the process of passage of these bills evaded parliamentary procedure. 1. Introduction Article 79 of the Constitution...

Examining the legality of the NIA Act

By Varun Garg / January 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
A federal government is a system wherein powers are divided between the Centre and the State and both operate independently in their respective jurisdictions.[1] The Constituent Assembly adopted for a federal structure in order to reconcile national unity with regional...

Right to Protest Judgment: Its Impact on Democracy

By Jyotishka Guha / January 17, 2021 / 1 Comment
Introduction The recently introduced Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) have garnered widespread public debate on whether these measures are in consonance with the secular ideals of the Indian state. These two measures created serious apprehensions...

Chameleon Constitutions and Sri Lanka’s 20th Amendment

By Dr. Dinesha Samararatne / January 11, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note- We are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative. We will be discussing Professor Tarunabh Khaitan’s article, which he introduced here. More information on the symposium can be found here. This post...

Prof. Mark Tushnet’s response to India and Global Decline in Democracies

By Professor Mark Tushnet / January 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note– We are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative. We will be discussing Professor Tarunabh Khaitan’s article, which he introduced here. More information on the symposium can be found here. This post...

The Forgotten Alternative to Addressing Caste Discrimination

By Adithya Reddy / January 4, 2021 / 0 Comments
When a top Bollywood actor recently said modern Indians have rejected caste and another one opposed identification of caste in the census a few years back, some people legitimately see casteism in their thinking. Isn’t it a way of looking...

Prof. Redding Responds to Reviews of A Secular Need

By Jeff Redding / December 29, 2020 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: (In this conclusion to our blog round-table book discussion, Prof. Jeffrey Redding writes a response to the reviews for A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India. The introduction by Prof. Rohit De is here. which was followed...