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A Probe that Defeats the Idea of Procedural Justice – [EDITORIAL]

In the backdrop of the Hathras horror, it can be said that The Police’s brutal probe added another layer of brutality to the whole incident. Starting off from the mid night cremation of the victim’s body, preventing the opposition leaders from meeting the victim’s family and imposing a lockdown in the whole region, the next in series of state facilitated atrocities comes the investigating agency’s interest in conducting a Narco and polygraph test on the victim’s family. I argue that besides the fact that, these tests are illegal and unconstitutional, the reasons being cited by the Police to justify the carrying out of this illegal method of extracting confessions and evidence, are just a gamut of distorted facts and misapplied laws. Continue reading A Probe that Defeats the Idea of Procedural Justice – [EDITORIAL]

CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

-by Ramsha Reyaz Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological specimens like cells, tissues, organelles etc. at very low temperatures for the purpose of preservation. Cryopreserved cells can remain viable for long periods of time and, therefore, the process is increasingly being used for preserving reproductive cells and fertilized embryos as part of in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive techniques. Cryopreservation is an important aspect … Continue reading CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

COVID-19 AND NEGLIGENT SPREADING OF DISEASE – A Crime?

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 Preamble Ambedkar

ELS Discourse Episode 2 Part 2: Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore

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

Aakash Singh Rathore Preamble Ambedkar

ELS Discourse Episode 2 Part 1: 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

Space

The Need For Defining The Boundary Of Outer Space In Light Of Sub-Orbital Flights [EDITORIAL]

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]

Food

THE VIRUS OF HUNGER: Contextualizing Food Security in Times of COVID-19: PART-II

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

ELS Discourse Episode 1: Anish Gawande

There Is Nothing Queer About It

Anish Gawande is a writer and a translator. He is the Director of the Dara Shikoh Fellowship and the Curator of Pink List India initiative. Anish Gawande graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University and is currently a Rhodes Scholar pursuing a degree in Intellectual History from Oxford University. Continue reading ELS Discourse Episode 1: Anish Gawande

Food

THE VIRUS OF HUNGER: Contextualising Food Security In Times of COVID-19: PART-I

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: Contextualising Food Security In Times of COVID-19: PART-I

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