‘I decide who I am’ : The Self-Identification Question in The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 (‘the Bill’), has failed the transgender community, and severely waters down the guarantees of the NALSA judgement. (Its several critiques can be found here and here). One …

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Indian Courts on the National Anthem & the National Song: The Law as it Was, Is & Might be

by Sujoy Chatterjee The National Football League (NFL) in the U.S. has been in the news of late, for football players allegedly disrespecting the U.S. national anthem by kneeling/sitting/silently demonstrating during the playing of the …

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Naz and the Need to Rethink the Presumption of Constitutionality — Guest Post

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment in Suresh Kaushal v. Naz Foundation on the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”, has dismayed the …

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