The case of Aruna Shanbaug that changed the Euthanasia laws in our country

It is my Belief that death is a friend to whom we should be grateful, for it frees us from the manifold ills which are our lot - Mahatma Gandhi. As human beings, out the umpteen desires that we have, one of them is definitely to have a peaceful death. We wish to die in peace and with dignity but when one is in excruciating pain he/she gives his consent to end his /her life to relieve the pain and suffering. This practice is called Euthanasia. The legalisation of euthanasia has been a raging topic of debate in our country for...

Justice D Y Chandrachud’s path-breaking Verdict in the Sabarimala Case of 2018

“Will the quest for equality and fraternity be denuded of its content where women continue to be treated as children of a lesser god in exercising their liberties in matters of belief, faith and worship? Will the pursuit of individual dignity be capable of being achieved if we deny to women equal rights in matters of faith and worship, on the basis of a physiological aspect of their existence?” These questions were put forth by Justice D Y Chandrachud in a concurring verdict given in the Sabarimala case. What was the Sabarimala Case? The Sabarimala Temple located in the Pathanamthitta district...

After repealing section 377, its time to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage in India

A draconian, archaic law that criminalized homosexuality was struck down in a historic judgment given by the Supreme Court in 2018. Two years after the judgment, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community has now sought legal recognition of their relationships. As the social stigmas surrounding the LGBTQ community continue to exist in Indian society, the legal standing of same-sex marriage will give certain rights and privileges such as succession, maintenance, and pension to homosexual couples which will ease down the struggle they face in society. Since homosexual couples are deprived of every legal right that heterosexual marriages are...
While the Modi government struggles to contain the spread of the catastrophic virus, the monsoon session of the Parliament has been scheduled from 14th September to 1st October for this year. The current Parliament session was speculated to have...
An instance of Media Massacre: On his Facebook profile, a journalist working for a Kanpur-based newspaper, wrote on June 14,2020 that an illegal construction by ‘famous land mafia’ had been demolished due to a report he had filed. He...
The Parliament of India has passed the highly contended Farm Bills. These bills stirred up trouble and were uninvited by the farmers. Bandhs, Roadblocks and Rallies were organized in the states of Punjab and Haryana. The Kisan Union and...
An accredited social health activist, commonly referred to as ASHA; refers to a community health worker the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instituted as a part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). One of the key components of the National Rural Health...
In Mumbai, Mukesh Singh, a second year LLB student was booked under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) as he was video graphing the Wadala police station, where he was taken to register a case against him for the charges...
Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to extend the tenures of its President and Secretary, Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. To do so, it has to alter Clause 6.4 of its constitution, for which...
Amid the spread of COVID-19, as the nation went into lockdown in late March this year the court system all across the country also took a hit. Distancing became the new normal. However, this propelled the Supreme Court to...
The BJP Government opposed the scrutiny of the PM-CARES Fund pertaining to the Coronavirus Relief.
In another perplexing incident, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide by shooting herself; starting another conversation about mental health. What left many eyebrows raised was an eighteen-page suicide note addressed to the Prime Minister of India. The note which was...
Three years after launching of the GST, the centre has for the first time admitted that it has no money to pay the state governments their share of GST compensation as promised under the GST law. Even before the lockdown,...