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Biogas, Animal Husbandry or a Secular Republic

Nov 24, 20051 min read

Chief Justice Lahoti approved of the animal husbandry policy of the Gujarat State government and overruled the 1958 Mohd Qureishi ruling on laws prohibiting ‘cow slaughter’. The court’s extensive discussion…

Justice Lakshman and the Smoking Judgment

Vikram RaghavanNov 18, 20051 min read

This letter seems like an odd clarification for a Supreme Court judge to offer a newspaper. Justice Lakshmanan, who I generally consider to be a reasonable and very pragmatic judge,…

Marital Rape held a criminal offence in Mexico: Implications for India and some observations on using foreign and international law

Arun ThiruvengadamNov 17, 20058 min read

Earlier today, The New York Times reported that a court in Mexico has held that marital rape is a crime within Mexico: The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled Wednesday that…

Rajeev Dhavan on the Constitutional Crisis in Nepal and on Constitutonalism more generally

Arun ThiruvengadamNov 17, 20056 min read

Today’s Telegraph carries a column by Rajeev Dhavan on the aforementioned topic. I am convinced that Dhavan is one of the most under-appreciated legal scholars in India. Most people recognize…

Stimulating interview on contemporary Indian environmental challenges with Sunita Narain

Arun ThiruvengadamNov 11, 20052 min read

A couple of days ago, the BBC’s HardTalk featured a stimulating, informative, and combative interview with Sunita Narain , the Director of the Centre for Science and Environment, one of…

A potential national debate over the separation of powers? A focus on views expressed by President Kalam and Arun Shourie

Arun ThiruvengadamNov 11, 20056 min read

The Indian Express has, over the last two days, been reporting about a simmering national debate over the issue of separation of powers between the three wings of government. According…

The Faculty Blog of the University of Chicago Law School, and Martha Nussbaum’s posts on Democracy in India

Arun ThiruvengadamNov 7, 20056 min read

To those who are sceptical of the value of lawblogs, the decision of the University of Chicago Law School to host a faculty blog where several prominent members of its…

Progressive changes in Hindu family law: Towards a better future for women

Arun ThiruvengadamNov 7, 20054 min read

A recent editorial in the Economic and Political Weekly describes the changes brought about by the Hindu Succession Amendment Act, 2005 calling it “groundbreaking legislation.” According to the EPW, “Fifty…

NEW AGE “INDIAN(A) JONES”?: REGULATING BIOPROSPECTING AND CREATING WEALTH FOR INDIA

Shamnad BasheerNov 4, 200512 min read

It is interesting to see how traditional knowledge and bio-resources are becoming increasingly prominent in international intellectual property and trade negotiations.A recent note in MIP (Managing Intellectual Property) states:“The Indian…

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Karnataka High Court’s Hijab Order Explained

By Harsh Jain / April 22, 2022 / 1 Comment
A three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court passed a 129-page order  in Reshma v. State of Karnataka on March 15, 2022 upholding  the Government Order dated February 5, 2022 restricting pre-university students from wearing head scarfs (hijabs) or head...

Analysis of the Provisions of the NDPS

By Harsh Jain / May 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
Introduction The provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (“NDPS Act”/ “the Act”) have come under scrutiny following the recent arrests of celebrities like Rhea Chakraborty and Aryan Khan. Bombay High Court (“HC”) granted bail to Aryan...

LAOT Podcasts: #Episode 2 – Interview with Jhuma Sen & Rachna Chaudhary on the Indian Feminist Judgments Project 

By Jhuma Sen, Rachna Chaudhary and Gayatri Gupta / May 5, 2022 / 1 Comment
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4pLXwV0LVMMzKB281gXd9Q Jhuma Sen, Rachna Chaudhary and Aparna Chandra anchor the Indian Feminist Judgments project [IFJP], a collaboration between feminist legal academics, litigators and judges, practitioners, activists from law and other disciplines, who are using a feminist lens to re-write alternative...

Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities: Review by Siddarth Narrain

By Siddharth Narrain / April 30, 2022 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be runing a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is the first review by Siddarth Narrain. The introductory post by Adil Hasan Khan can be found here....

Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities: Review by Nivedita Menon

By Nivedita Menon / May 10, 2022 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be runing a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is the second review by Nivedita Menon. The introductory post by Adil...

On Matter, Manner, Method: Notes on Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities­­­ [Part II]

By Atreyee Majumder / May 16, 2022 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be runing a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is Part II of a two-part review by Atreyee Majumder. Part I can be found...

On Matter, Manner, Method: Notes on Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities [Part I]

By Atreyee Majumder / May 16, 2022 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be running a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is Part I of a two-part review by Atreyee Majumder. Part II can be found here. The...

The Courts and the Constitution: 2020 and 2021 in Review Conference- Summary

By Nitya Ravichandra, Khushi Mittal and Mrityunjoy Roy / May 9, 2022 / 0 Comments
We bring to you a summary of the discussions in ‘The Courts and the Constitution: 2020 and 2021 in Review’ conference that was held this year. This summary of the conference was compiled and drafted by Khushi Mittal, Mrityunjoy Roy...

LAOT Monthly Round Up- April 2022

By Nitya Ravichandra / May 9, 2022 / 1 Comment
We at LAOT are back with an update of all the interesting things that we have been up to over the past couple of months. Happy reading! Introducing LAOT Podcasts! LAOT, in an attempt to expand its reach in terms...

 LAOT Podcasts: #Episode 2.1 – Interview with Sannoy Das & Ananyaa Mazumdar on the Indian Feminist Judgments Project (Rewriting of the Charan Lal Sahu case)

By Ananyaa Mazumdar, Sannoy Das and Shravani Shendye / May 16, 2022 / 1 Comment
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4xIFfYxG20iVE6qv4SxcDR The Indian Feminist Judgments project [IFJP] is a collaboration between feminist legal academics, litigators and judges, practitioners, activists from law and other disciplines, who are using a feminist lens to re-write alternative opinions to existing judgements. Indian Law Review, Volume 5 (Issue...