Anti-Abortion legislations in USA- Understanding the law in America and India

United States of America (‘USA’) is touted to be one of the most progressive countries in the world. The country is lauded for its pro-liberty stance on rights of citizens. However, the state of Alabama in USA is in the news for passing a legislation that curbs liberty and autonomy of women, by banning abortion …

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Speeches and Elections in India: What can the electoral candidates not say?

[The post has been republished by LiveLaw on 7.4.2019] India, the world’s largest democracy shall be witnessing elections for the parliament shortly. The election season in India has candidates across political parties, making passionate speeches to convince the voters to choose them over their rivals. The speeches range from issues of progress, living standards and …

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The demand for banning the ‘Tik-Tok’ Mobile App: Understanding the law involved

As per a recent study, India is currently the fastest growing market for mobile applications (apps). Such a rise for India stems from over 250 million Indians who have a smart phone and download these apps. One such heavily downloaded app is Tik-Tok, which has over 1 billion downloads worldwide, a quarter coming from India. …

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Cow Protection Furor: Can the NSA be invoked? [PART II]

[Image courtesy: The Print] The post has been republished by Live Law on February 21, 2019 [This post is Part II of the previous post in this series. In this post, I shall analyse the application of NSA to detain individuals accused of cow slaughtering. A special discussion on the cow slaughter incidents in Madhya …

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Statue Politics in India: Understanding the Law and Procedure

[The article has been republished by Live Law on February 8, 2019] India has been a land of great men and women. While it was common for the contribution and valor of these honorable individuals to be lauded in the form of printing commemorative stamps, coins, bestowing of awards etc; the recent trend of felicitation, …

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Government and its Naamkaran Ceremonies: Understanding the Procedure of Renaming of States and Cities in India

This post was re-published by Live Law on 25.12.2018. It can be accessed here. ‘Naamkaran’ is the ceremony when a new born is bestowed with a name by her/his parents. This name then becomes her/his identity and follows her/him for all his life. Although people do change their name, the occurrence is rare. Several state …

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