“Whether the master’s tools can be used to dismantle the master’s house?” : Engaging with two films- ‘The Advocate’ and ‘Democracy Dialogues- A Tribute to Balagopal’

“The article explores the constraining and expanding power of legal rights discourse in movements of social transformation through an analysis of Deepa Dhanraj’s two documentaries- The Advocate and Democracy Dialogues – A Tribute to Balagopal”.

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

Summary- This article critiques the decision of the Supreme Court in Amit Sahni v. Commission of India (2020), regarding the constitutionality of protests in public sites. The authors argue the judgement is in stark contrast to international human rights and falls short of protecting the right to assembly in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution. [Ed note: This article has been written by Padmavathi Prasad & Dharshini Sugumaran, final year students from NUALS. The article has been co-edited & coordinated by Pranay Maladi from our Student Editorial Board.]

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