The Sabarimala Verdict: Praise and Criticism

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, this Friday passed a verdict which has been hailed as a judgment in the right direction contributing significantly to the jurisprudence related to equality and dignity in India. The Court by a 4:1 majority struck down the prohibition on women from entering the Sabarimala temple. The judgment running over …

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[PART II] Right to Vote as a Statutory Right: Justifications and Repercussions

[This post is Part II of the previous post in this series. In this post I shall analyze the categorization of the Right to Vote as a statutory right and the repercussions it holds.] In the previous post to this series, a discussion on the nature of the Right to Vote [“R2V”] was undertaken and …

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[Part I] Fundamental? Constitutional? Statutory? Understanding the nature of the Right to Vote in India

[In this two part post series, I shall be discussing the nature of the Right to Vote in India. In this part I shall provide an overview of the nature of rights in India and where does the Right to Vote fit.] Elections are extremely important for any democracy as they allow the voters an …

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Can heterosexual couples engage in sodomy and other similar sexual acts? Clearing the air post the S. 377 judgment

[A version of this article has been published in LiveLaw and can be accessed here] This week shall forever be entrenched as historic, given the verdict of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India,[1] wherein it partially struck down the draconian Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, …

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