Explained: Freedom of expression in India

Author: Chidige Sai Varnitha from Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University.

The Indian Constitution grants varied fundamental freedoms to the citizens of India. Right to freedom is one of the most fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Indian Constitution. The right to freedom ensures rights for people to lead a life with dignity. It is the existence…

Analysis: Relaxation on labour laws

Author: Anjali Roy from Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bengaluru.

In the wake of the pandemic, the world economy is undergoing huge shifts. As a developing country that aims to become a super-power soon, India cannot ignore the effect of the lockdown on its businesses. The aim is to “revive the economy”, that has led states…

Free legal aid in India

Author: Shyam Ji Mishra from Amity University, Lucknow.

Constitution of every democratic country is enshrined with the concept of ‘audi alter partem’, which means that both the parties in a case should be heard before arriving to a conclusion. However, sometimes a party is unable to procure a legal representative to represent…

Explained: National Food Security Act

Author: Rupa Veena S from School Of Law, Christ (Deemed To Be University), Bangalore.

News about the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme is being circulated ever since the Food and Public Distribution Minister Mr Ram Vilas Paswan announced on May 1, 2020 in a tweet, that five more states have joined the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system. The number…

Right to default bail

Author: Sanjana seth from School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun.

Recently the Madras High Court clarified an order of the Supreme Court given in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Madras HC in Settu v The State [Crl OP(MD) NO. 5291/2020], held that the Apex Court’s March 23 order granting an extension of the limitation period…

Disposal of hazardous substances: Law in India

Authors: Rishita Saxena from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, New Law College Pune and Maaz Akhtar Hashmi from Faculty of Law, AMU.

The whole nation woke up to the news of a horrifying gas leak accident that occurred in the LG Polymers Chemical Plant located in the outskirts of Vishakhapatnam. This accident took place in the early hours of 6th May 2020 and claimed the lives of 11 people and…