Should an entity be allowed to use National Emblems or Names for commercial purposes? Understanding the law in light of the petition seeking a title change in actor Salman Khan’s movie ‘Bharat’

Every nation has certain emblems and names that are sacrosanct to it. These emblems and names hold a very sacred position in the hearts of the citizens, as they may be reflective of the nation’s independence struggle, its unique identity, its heroes or other nationalistic/patriotic feelings. Tampering or misusing such emblems or names is prohibited …

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Should I wear my patriotism on my sleeve? Analyzing the Law on Sedition in India and the demand for its strict enforcement

[Picture Credits: Aseem Trivedi] The article was republished by Live Law on 02.06.2019 One’s patriotism and feelings of nationalism have always been a personal sentiment. One need not show their love for the country by explicit gestures as long as the sentiment is genuine from within. Recent times in India show otherwise, as the citizens …

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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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