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Beginning the task of evaluating the legacy of Chief Justice Lahoti

Beginning the task of evaluating the legacy of Chief Justice Lahoti

Arun ThiruvengadamSeptember 16, 20055 min read

The last few weeks have been exciting ones for those of us who follow the constitutional politics which result whenever there are changes in personnel in Supreme Courts. The announced…

The importance of developing regulatory law and policy in India

The importance of developing regulatory law and policy in India

Arun ThiruvengadamSeptember 14, 20051 min read

In this recent convocation address delivered at the National Law School’s 13th Convocation, Montek Singh Ahluwalia notes that “Regulatory law is a relatively new development in India, and is likely…

The politics of economic liberalisation in India

The politics of economic liberalisation in India

Arun ThiruvengadamSeptember 12, 20051 min read

Today’s Indian Express carries an interesting column by a Mumbai based management consultant. The views expressed are a stimulating counterpoint to the conventional wisdom ( that the left parties are…

Interesting article on cause lawyering in India

Interesting article on cause lawyering in India

Arun ThiruvengadamSeptember 12, 20053 min read

Vikram has asked me to be a guest blogger while he is away, and I hope to be able to contribute off and on. Jayanth Krishnan has a new piece…

Airports Authority Files A Writ?

Airports Authority Files A Writ?

Vikram RaghavanSeptember 6, 20051 min read

This is an amazing story. The Airports Authority, a central government entity, is actually going to court to enjoin the local governments from licensing hoardings near Chennai airport. It is…

Vikram RaghavanAugust 28, 20056 min read

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Kabul today. This story has been largely ignored in the Western press, but it has received considerable attention in India as well as in…

Killing Kadirgamar

Killing Kadirgamar

Vikram RaghavanAugust 21, 20051 min read

This is a brief, but poignant piece on the slaying of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, which only appears online in the New Yorker. Like other Sri Lankans, I’m outraged at…

Supreme Court’s “Anti-Reservation” Order

Supreme Court’s “Anti-Reservation” Order

Vikram RaghavanAugust 20, 20051 min read

There has been great hysteria over this anti-reservation judgment. Someone ought to do a calm, dispassionate analysis of this judgment to determine what exactly the Supreme Court ruled. The Supreme…

My First Post

My First Post

Vikram RaghavanAugust 20, 20051 min read

I’ve finally given up on Frontpage to do my Blog. I just can’t get why they don’t put out a blogging element to their program. Anyways. Their loss. So, Blogger,…

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Introduction to a Book Discussion on Danish Sheikh’s Love and Reparation

By Douglas McDonald / November 8, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few weeks, we will run a book discussion on Danish Sheikh’s Love and Reparation: A Theatrical Response to Section 377 in India. This is the introductory post by Douglas McDonald.] Danish Sheikh is a lawyer...

J&K Constituent Assembly Debates

By Law and Other Things / November 10, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Debates of the Indian Constituent Assembly are considered an important interpretative tool for Indian constitutional law jurisprudence. However, for Jammu and Kashmir ("J&K"), the process of drafting the Constitution also involved the Jammu & Kashmir Constituent Assembly, which played...

The Shaheen Bagh judgment and what it means for the right to protest in India

By Padmavathi Prasad and Dharshini Sugumaran / November 18, 2021 / 0 Comments
In December 2019, the Government passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 (‘CAA’), which specifically distinguished ‘illegal immigrants’ on grounds of religion and country of origin. Privileges were granted to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians, and Parsis, and every other religion...

The Law Doesn’t Love You

By Akhil Kang / November 19, 2021 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we shall be discussing Danish Sheikh’s new book, Love and Reparation: A Theatrical Response to the Section 377 Litigation in India (Seagull Books, 2021). This is the second review of the book by...

Danish Sheikh’s Love and Reparation: Review by Surabhi Shukla

By Surabhi Shukla / November 14, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we shall be discussing Danish Sheikh’s new book, Love and Reparation: A Theatrical Response to the Section 377 Litigation in India (Seagull Books, 2021). This is the first review of the book by...

Subsuming Sexuality Rights within the Nation’s Progress (Part I)

By Arti Gupta / November 9, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: This article has been written by Arti Gupta, final year student from NLSIU. The article has been co-edited & coordinated by Ajitesh Arya, Gayatri Gupta & Suhani Paruvelly from our Student Editorial Board. This is part 1 of...

Discussing Vol. 5 of the Indian Law Review

By Suhani Paruvelly / November 22, 2021 / 0 Comments
As part of our New Scholarship Section on our Blog, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. The authors will also respond to these pieces if they choose to. The earlier series can be found here: ILR...

Affirmative Action Under Article 15(3): Reassessing The Meaning of “Special Provisions” for Women

By Unnati Ashish Ghia / November 24, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: This post is a part of New Scholarship initiative, through which we aim to promote recently published scholarship in the area of Public Law. As part of this series, we will be publishing brief overviews capturing a short...

Gujarat HC holds the petition challenging the Gujarat Prohibition Act as maintainable

By Mrityunjoy Roy / November 16, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: In this post, our analyst Mrityunjoy Roy, writes about Gujarat High Court's decision holding the petition challenging the Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 maintainable as part of the explainer series by LAOT analysts.] Introduction Recently, in the case of Peter...

Subsuming Sexuality Rights within the Nation’s Progress (Part II)

By Arti Gupta / November 11, 2021 / 0 Comments
  Summary: In part II of this two-part series, the author delves into the question of how granting of sexuality rights is underlined by neoliberalism.  [Ed Note: This is the part II of the two part series on Subsuming Sexuality...