Context   India holds the unique distinction of being both the world’s largest constitutional democracy and also one of its fastest growing economies. Critical to the process of India’s economic development is state acquisition of land for infrastructure and industrial development. Creating a legal framework that ensures equitable and efficient acquisition of land by the…

The High Court of Bombay in Balchand Lalwant v. Nazneen Qureshi recently held that a Hindu who had converted to Islam, would be considered eligible to succeed to her father’s property under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (“HSA”). This comes at the heels of another Gujarat High Court decision which had reached a similar conclusion….

Abhinav Chandrachud’s Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (2017) is not Gautam Bhatia’s Offend, Shock and Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (2016). Admittedly, both books are examinations of free speech law in India by young advocates who, between their legal practices and busy careers as legal writers, seemingly never…

Posted on behalf of MyLaw We’ve written here previously about Part 1 of The Case That Triggered An Emergency. That video was about how a group of underdogs managed to unseat Prime Minister Indira Gandhi through an unprecedented verdict of the Allahabad High Court. The story, as we all know, did not end there. What…

By  Jhuma Sen The Feminist Judgment Project India imagines the possibilities of collaborative writing of alternate judgments for several Indian cases across a broad range of legal issues having a significant bearing on women. At the heart of the project are a set of basic questions—can one formulate a distinctively feminist judicial practice? If so,…

In a recent piece for Bar and Bench, Arvind Datar examines whether a fundamental right can be waived. I had long assumed that this question was settled in Basheshwar Nath’s Case. The Court declared, we learnt many years ago in law school, that there could be no waiver of fundamental rights. But the issue has lingered…

The Land Rights Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research is looking to hire a research associate . Candidates who meet the following eligibility criteria may consider applying for this position.  1. Hold Bachelor’s and Law degrees from reputed institutions. 2. Possess excellent research and writing skills; 3. Have a demonstrated interest (either through academic…