Response to ‘The Sound of Constitutional Silences: Interpretive Holism and Free Speech under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution’ by Arpita Sarkar

[Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This Response Piece is part of a series of posts indexed here discussing the public law themed articles …

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Orissa HC Judgment Highlights the Challenge of Protecting Privacy of COVID-19 Patients

Profs. Rangin P. Tripathy and Suman Bhattamishra of analyse the Orissa HC judgment on privacy of Covid-19 patients and its application of the Puttaswamy decision to completely prohibit the disclosure of patients’ identity. They also critique the judgment for not attempting to establish a threshold of proportionality in relation to specific disclosures by the State.

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Indian Journal of Constitutional Law, NALSAR releases Vol 9 (2020) | A Mélange of Scholarship on Indian and Comparative Constitutional Law Issues

[Ed Note: We are happy to report the release of IJCL’s Vol. 9 (2020). This Volume of the Journal seems quite promising with 11 pieces in the form of 7 Articles, 2 Essays and 2 …

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The Courts and The Constitution

This section will be a one-stop platform for all announcements related to the Conference. It will bring together Panel-by-Panel reports as well as a compiled publication developed from the proceedings of the Conference. We also invite response pieces, critically analyzing and engaging with the released publications

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The Criminalization of PUBG in Gujarat: A Frivolous Affair?

In our latest piece, the author highlights the criminalization of PUBG in Gujarat with special focus on Section 37(3) of the Gujarat Police Act, 1951. The author discusses this in the light of the Blue Whale precedent, while further drawing parallels between the deontological and consequentialist approaches to free speech.

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CLPR hosts 3rd edition of Transform, the International Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law on 13th and 14th September

In September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court passed the landmark verdict in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India which decriminalised same sex relations between consenting adults. This momentum was followed by the Madras High Court …

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Life without Remission: An Irreviewable and Unconstitutional Punishment

In this piece, the authors look at the new trend in the Indian judicial system, of remitting death sentences to life sentences, but without the option of further remission under any circumstances.

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