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Is the NRC Free and Fair? The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

In 2014 the Supreme Court ordered an update of the National Register of Citizens under it’s watch. The NRC enjoyed widespread support and many Assamese looked at it as a free and fair process. But as months passed the process started getting more and more complicated as it began getting entwined with other parallely running…

No ‘complete ban’ on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC Big win for Freedom of Expression

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that there could not be a “complete ban” on protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, and directed the Central Government to formulate guidelines regarding protests. The ruling came after a petition was filed by the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), challenging a 2017 order by the…

SC to start hearing petitions to read down Section 377 Pleas to decriminalise consensual sex in private between adults of any gender or sexuality

The Indian Supreme Court is all set to start hearing a series of petitions that call for the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. In these petitions the plea is to decriminalise consensual sex between adults in private. Section 377 that criminalises ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’, also affects heterosexual…

Mumbai against Aadhar SC's directions openly flouted

One day before the Aadhar protest was supposed to take place at National College, the Mumbai Police denied permission. So on 30 June 2018, Mumbaikars protested in Mahim to mark their resistance against Aadhar. People from all walks of life shared their challenges as well as their success stories fighting Aadhar. Even though there is…

बाल यौन उत्पीड़न: 95 प्रतिशत मामले अभी भी लंबित हैं पीओसीएसओ(पोकसो) के दिशा-निर्देशों के कार्यान्वयन में महाराष्ट्र, उत्तर प्रदेश और मध्य प्रदेश सबसे खराब निर्वाहक हैं

बाल यौन उत्पीड़न के मामले देश में बढ़ रहे हैं और भारत के मुख्य न्यायाधीश दीपक मिश्रा की अगुवाई में तीन न्यायाधीशों की पीठ, ने उच्च न्यायालयों से यौन अपराधों से बच्चों का संरक्षण करने संबंधी अधिनियम (प्रोटेक्शन ऑफ चिल्ड्रन फ्रॉम सेक्सुअल ऑफेंस – POCSO), 2012 के तहत बाल यौन उत्पीड़न के मामले में लंबित केसों…

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