Reproductive justice and gender justice are both intersectional and aim to enable people of all genders to make their own decisions about their bodies. Continue reading Transgender persons and their reproductive rights in India: A quest for health justice
Privacy concerns will be shrugged back, regardless of how these technologies are blatantly in violation of various important judgments and recognized practices regarding people’s right to privacy. Continue reading Digital travel and the myth of privacy
The current implementation of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act as well as POCSO in Assam is being done in an ostentatious manner that attempts to display the Government’s hardline stance against child marriage. Continue reading Explained: Assam’s drive against child marriage
We are currently on a precarious path to averting a climate catastrophe. The industrial revolution has caused an average increase of 1.1°C more warming resulting in planetary impact. We must act quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if we want to prevent hazardous warming of more than 1.5°C. Continue reading Localizing climate action in India
On 24th June 2022 in the matter of Dobbs v. Jackson, the United States Supreme Court overturned a landmark judgment (Roe v. Wade) delivered over half a century ago, effectively depriving citizens of a fundamental right to abortion. The apex court’s decision resulted in the obliteration of the constitutional right to women’s liberty and privacy, and at the same time, their decision making over reproductive choices was granted to the state and its institutions. Continue reading Patriarchal courtrooms: Freedom of women in the eyes of the judiciary
By Gayathri G The Kerala High Court recently held that a ‘customer’ who avails the services of a sex worker may be held criminally liable under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act (ITPA). While on one hand, punishing customers could make the process of accepting prostitution as a profession difficult, but on the other hand it could also prove to be helpful in curbing sexual exploitation of … Continue reading Explained: Examining the law on prostitution in India
Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud said, “English language in its ‘legal avatar’ is not comprehensible to 99.9% of the citizens”. During an event, he also indicated that in the quest for increasing accessibility, the next step for the Indian judiciary would be to make judgments from various courts available in all regional languages of India. Continue reading Removing language as a barrier to justice
The pandemic brutally highlighted the limitations of our healthcare system. However, it is not just COVID-19 that revealed the capacity issues with our system, the burden of several chronic diseases like cancer, TB, HIV, and diabetes are some other instances of how our healthcare infrastructure is reeling under immense pressure. Continue reading Is India’s healthcare system fit to fight the rising cancer cases?
By Deb Ganapathy The Supreme Court (SC), while hearing arguments in a PIL in January 2023 for the enactment of a special legislation to ban forced religious conversions, stated that the issue of the ban on forced conversions should not be given a political colour. The petition filed by a lawyer and BJP Spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Dubey, in December of last year, comes after the … Continue reading Explained: Love jihad, Supreme Court, and law on religious conversions
By Team TA Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2023, flagged off the world’s largest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas, from Varanasi in UP. The cruise which is set to sail over two major rivers, Ganga and Brahmaputra, will cover 4000 km in 51 days to reach its destination of Dibrugarh in Assam, via Bangladesh. While calling this “a landmark moment” in the history … Continue reading New Ganga cruise and the threat to Gangetic dolphins
By Rishabh Shrivastava The recent comments by Law Minister Kiren Rijiju and Vice President Dhankhar have re-opened the debate on the appointment of judges in the country. Amidst this controversy, we look at the long battle between the executive and judiciary over judicial appointments. In this article, we look at arguments from both sides, some important legal doctrines, and concepts. What is the issue? Recently, … Continue reading Understanding the battle between Collegium and NJAC
By Team TA One of the key outcomes of the COP15 UN Conference on Biodiversity in Montreal was that around 190 countries adopted the landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework that aims to protect 30% of the Earth’s land and oceans by 2030. Let’s know what this new framework on biodiversity conversation is all about: What is 30 by 30 goal? The new framework aims to … Continue reading What is Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)?
By Team TA India has the highest number of cervical cancer cases according to a study published in The Lancet, followed by China. The central government has taken the initiative to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme for young girls in schools. Here is all you need to know: 1. A study published in The Lancet showed that India accounts for … Continue reading All you need to know about India’s inclusion of cervical cancer vaccine in the Universal Immunization Programme
By Gayathri G Live-in relationships in India attract a variety of contrasting opinions. Judgments rendered by the higher courts remain the source for determining its legal status. The term live-in relationship has not yet been defined legally or socially. However, a generally accepted definition is when two consenting adults live together in a relationship akin to marriage without being subject to laws of it. Even … Continue reading Explained: The legal status of live-in relationships in India
By Pallavi Pratibha On 21 November 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – aimed at suicide prevention as a public health priority. It sets the stage for facilitation and coordination of efforts of all relevant sectors and stakeholders. The strategy document also enlists its goals and objectives, action framework, implementation framework and mechanism. The strategy aims to … Continue reading Explained: India’s new National Suicide Prevention Strategy