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...
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...
Meerut Police has filed a case against the Chinese Smartphone brand Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. under section 140 of the Indian Penal Code. It was a result of a five month long investigation, which revealed that more than...
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...
Union Minister for Health Harsh Vardhan speaks in Rajya Sabha on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Photo Credits: PTI The monsoon parliament that took place amidst the pandemic captured countless instances to talk about. As many as 25 new bills were...
Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been maliciously arrested 3 times & imprisoned for around 14 months on the false charges set...
Gujarat MLA and social activist Jignesh Mevani, in a joint press conference held in Ahmedabad on Saturday, made appalling revelations regarding the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). This included allegations of a multi-crore scam in a village...
Reserve Bank of India has filed an affidavit stating that NPCI stands satisfied with WhatsApp’s compliance, w.r.t. WhatsApp Pay, with RBI's data localisation norms. NPCI states that, "We would like to confirm that WhatsApp has satisfied the data localization requirements...
The M.P State government has been allocating funds to some 234 fake websites. The govt. strategy of advertising was designated to obligated journalists than other institutions. In this political inferno, the journalists created several fake websites in the name...
The BJP Government opposed the scrutiny of the PM-CARES Fund pertaining to the Coronavirus Relief.
The Defense Ministry on August 3, 2020, unveiled a new draft Defense Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP 2020). Notably, the policy comes in the wake of the recent call for "Atma Nirbhar Bharat" as pronounced by Prime Minister...