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Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

[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 discussed Professor Tarunabh Khaitan’s article, which he introduced here. All responses to his...
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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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Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

In this explainer, our Reporter Shravani explains the regulatory framework for the development, approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in India. It explains the legal compliances required under the current regulatory regime while also...
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Labour Codes: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

Labour Codes: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

This post discusses the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, focusing on some of its key features as well the limitations and inconsistencies posed by it.
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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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Chameleon Constitutions and Sri Lanka’s 20th Amendment

Chameleon Constitutions and Sri Lanka’s 20th Amendment

Subversion By Law

Subversion By Law

Prof. Redding Responds to Reviews of A Secular Need

Prof. Redding Responds to Reviews of A Secular Need

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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...

Is the UP Anti-Conversion Law Necessary? What Do The Numbers Say?

By Taha Bin Tasneem and Afif Khan / February 7, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: This is Part I of a two-part series on the UP Anti-Conversion Ordinance. PART-A Introduction Since the Governor of Uttar Pradesh has promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 (hereinafter the “Ordinance”), a...

Reforming the Roster: Looking Beyond the Borders

By Prakhar Raghuvanshi and Sarthak Bhardwaj / February 23, 2021 / 0 Comments
Introduction: A recurring criticism of the judiciary suggests that its apathy to act promptly in the face of challenges has exacerbated the negative impacts of the pandemic, and failed to timely resolve numerous socio-political issues. At the heart of this...

Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

By Tarunabh Khaitan / February 18, 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 discussed Professor Tarunabh Khaitan’s article, which he introduced here. All responses to his article can be found here....

Inheritance Rights at bay: The story of Kashmiri half widows

By Shantanu Mishra / February 11, 2021 / 2 Comments
The Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been a place of inter as well as intra territorial turmoil for a very long time. The conflict has affected the lives of thousands of Kashmiris and the current legal and political...

We have met the enemy and he is us: Thoughts inspired by Tarunabh Khaitan’s “Killing a constitution with thousand cuts”

By Professor Mark Graber / February 9, 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...

Is the UP Anti-Conversion Law Necessary? What Do The Numbers Say? – Part 2

By Taha Bin Tasneem and Afif Khan / February 8, 2021 / 2 Comments
Ed note : This is Part II of a two-part series on the UP Anti-Conversion Ordinance. Pat I can be found here  PART-B Parental intervention: How often & how often legitimate? In this part of this article, we employ two...

Untimely exit of a brilliant teacher

By Dr. Sanjay Jain / February 14, 2021 / 0 Comments
The entire legal academia and disability fraternity is shell shocked on hearing the most unfortunate news of sudden exit of Dr. Shirish Deshpande. With his sad demise, which was most untimely, the civil society has not only lost a firebrand...

Free Market Feminism: A Review of Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite

By Akshaya Kamalnath / March 5, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: As part of our blog round-table book discussion on Professor Swethaa Ballakrishnen’s Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite, this is the review by Dr. Akshaya Kamalnath. The introductory post and the links for...

Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Shravani Shendye / February 17, 2021 / 0 Comments
The science and the regulatory framework behind vaccination has come a long way since Edward Jenner discovered the first ever vaccine in 1796. Today, we have a plethora of regulations for every step of vaccine development, its approval and distribution....

Introduction to a Book Discussion on Swethaa Ballakrishnen’s Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite

By Nick Robinson / March 4, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we will run a book discussion on Swethaa Ballakrishnen’s Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite. This is the introductory post by Nicholas Robinson] In a pathbreaking new book...