Judiciary

Leveraging Bureaucracy for Effective Public Service Delivery

The Constitution of India divides the government into three branches – namely, the Legislature, Executive, and the Judiciary, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Legislature is responsible for law- making, and the executive takes care of policymaking and its execution. The public policies are elaborated and implemented through laws, rules, and regulations subject to review …

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The Chilling Effect on Fundamental Rights: Constitutional Morality vs Social Morality

Incidents Of Restrain The judgement of the Sabrimala Case, upon which the spiritual values of many were hung, was pronounced in September 2018. Even after a couple of years down the line, some of the primary questions of law that were intrinsic to the case mandate a re-visit. Amongst other issues, the case attempted to …

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Regulatory Enigma Surrounding Online Gambling Sector in India: Challenges and Way Forward

Introduction: History of Betting and Gambling in India and the Emerging Scenario India has had a dated relationship with gambling activities, with some claiming the mention of gambling in Rig Veda to be the most primordial allusion to gambling in the whole world. “These nuts that one tossed on tall trees in the wind But …

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An Entrenchment Less Understood

Competition Law in India needs more nuance in the investigation of ‘Abuse of Dominance’ in digital markets Price based aspects of competition, have traditionally dominated the discourse on competition. With the advent of digital markets, and the consequent significance of non-price-based characteristics however, this discourse becomes ineffective for economic regulators. Data and privacy have become …

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Understanding the Implications: Grievance Redressal Mechanism under the IT Rules 2021

The Grievance Redressal Mechanism (GRM) proposed in the recently published IT rules, 2021 has a stated objective of consumer protection. The outcomes of this however, may be vastly divergent from as intended. Here I attempt to unpack the new Grievance Redressal Mechanism through the lens of Polycentric Law. The Grievance Redressal Mechanism under the IT …

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State: The Judge, Jury and Executioner? Policy Dialectics: National Security and Human Rights

“Why are you making my innocent child stand in the rain even after his death?”. This line from  the Memories of a Father by T.V. Eachara Warrier points to the agony and deprivation caused by  arbitrary state action not only on the rights of an individual but also on their family and the larger  society. …

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