The world is currently grappling with a pandemic. India had also imposed a countrywide lockdown to contain the deadly virus. For ensuring the fulfilment of the objective and sanctity of this measure, all the States too individually imposed the Epidemic Diseases Act, alongside the Indian Penal Code. This was done in order to keep the actions of citizens under check and prevent them from endangering other people’s lives. This article explores the criminality of negligent spreading of the coronavirus and discusses whether the current legal framework in this regard is sufficient or not. Continue reading COVID-19 AND NEGLIGENT SPREADING OF DISEASE – A Crime?
Aakash Singh Rathore is a philosopher of international repute, author of eight books (including Ambedkar’s Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India (Vintage/Penguin, 2020). Prof. Rathore has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Universities of Delhi, Rutgers, Pennsylvania, Toronto, Humboldt Berlin, LUISS-Rome, and O.P. Jindal Global University. Regular contributor to The Indian Express and Outlook magazine with bylines in The Times of India, Firstpost, Huffington Post. He is also the series editor of Rethinking India Series, being published by Penguin in association with Samruddha Bharat Foundation. Continue reading ELS Discourse Episode 2 Part 2: Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore
The second episode titled “Preamble, Ambedkar and Philosophical Foundations” discusses the meaning, history, significance and philosophy behind the Preamble of the Indian Constitution and what it means for the citizens. It also discusses Ambedkar and Gandhi’s conflicting ideas and history behind the Preamble.
Aakash Singh Rathore is a philosopher of international repute, author of eight books (including Ambedkar’s Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India (Vintage/Penguin, 2020). Prof. Rathore has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Universities of Delhi, Rutgers, Pennsylvania, Toronto, Humboldt Berlin, LUISS-Rome, and O.P. Jindal Global University. Continue reading ELS Discourse Episode 2 Part 1: Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore
The boundary of outer space has remained undefined even after five decades of space exploration. While there have been multiple attempts at establishing the demarcation between the Earth’s atmoshpere and the outer space, there is no universally accepted standard. This article examines the legal issues that can arise due to suborbital flights, in the absence of such a delineation. Continue reading The Need For Defining The Boundary Of Outer Space In Light Of Sub-Orbital Flights [EDITORIAL]
This article aims to contextualize the debate around food security in India considering the COVID-19 pandemic. It analyses historical and economic arguments for policy initiatives and aims to make suggestions regarding the state’s role in handling the crisis. By analysing state action through famine relief in colonial India, the article aims to locate the state’s responsibility in the current crisis. Continue reading THE VIRUS OF HUNGER: Contextualizing Food Security in Times of COVID-19: PART-II