Defining the borderline dispute between Free Speech and Hate Speech : An Appraisal with regard to Standup Comedy Shows

By Monalisha Singh, Student, Chanakya National Law University, Patna Indian Perspective : Hate Speech We can very well recognize that when the right to freedom of speech and expression was first adopted in the Constituent Assembly, there were demands to curb this freedom that led to the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1951 and the Constitution... Continue Reading →

Media Trials – Tracing out its journey in Indian context

Tanvi Kapde, Student, 5th Year, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS University Mumbai __________________________________________________________________________________________________ In recent times, the freedom of press and speech used by the media has turned into a term now popularly known as the ‘Media Trial’. It would essentially mean the intervention of media into the under-trial cases. Freedom of speech... Continue Reading →

Disability in India – A Legal Analysis

By Sania Gupta, Student, School of Law, Christ University _______________________________________________________________________________________________________  “Disability need not be an obstacle to success” – Stephen Hawking  Disability led to various forms of prejudice, bias and discriminatory practices around the world. It can be considered as one of the contemporary aspect of society which needs our attention as responsible citizens of... Continue Reading →

Article 356 and Judicial Overreach : A Critical Analysis in light of the Ongoing A.P. High Court Order

By Shrishti Verma, Student, Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Recently the Andhra Pradesh High court was hearing the petition of Habeas Corpus filed by a detained individual. Subsequently, the Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered the current Andhra Pradesh government seeking to respond on whether there is a situation of “constitutional breakdown” in the state. The... Continue Reading →

Judicial Activism and Judicial Overreach: A Need to Define the Wafer-Thin Difference

Authored By Paras Gupta, Student Editor, Lexstructor _________________________________________________________ Time and again, there have been regressive and languishing debates on the pressing need to define the distinction between judicial activism and judicial overreach, but with no conclusions. Often the judicial overreach is misunderstood with the judicial activism and the results are, no doubt, catastrophic. Judicial activism... Continue Reading →

ARTICLE 25 AND ARTICLE 26- A RELIGIOUS DILEMMA

By Shivam Mishra, 3rd Year, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Student Editor - Lexstructor ________________________________________________________________________ I.  INTRODUCTION Professing, practicing, and propagating one’s faith is an entitlement which human community has been conferred with since the very beginning and it has been recognized as an inalienable right of every human being not only on... Continue Reading →

Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act and the plethora of dilemmas revolving recent judicial developments – An Outdated Provision in a changing legal system?

By Rachana Marda, Intern, Law Student, Symbiosis Law School Pune Contempt is the legal recognition of disregard. Contempt of Court was recognized as a cardinal principle of rule of law by the framers of the constitution to maintain the dignity of the judiciary in a democratic set up. It came into existence through the English... Continue Reading →

Restoring the Forgotten Spirit of Secularism enshrined in Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution in Reference to the Recent Religious Violence

By Kumari Pooja, Student Editor (Probationary), Lexstructor This is the highlight reel when the word ‘secularism’ needs a clarification as this word has become an object of ridicule and contempt in recent years that witnessed conflicts related to CAA, Kashmiri Pandits, ban on cow killing, Ram Mandir or any religious tensions. Saddled with lot of... Continue Reading →

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