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COVID-19: SHIFTING TRENDS IN CRIME RATES VIS-À-VIS UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY

by Anushka Rungta and Utsav Saxena Introduction The world has come to a grinding halt in its war with the unseen enemy. After more than four months of lockdowns, the Government of India started taking measures to reopen the economy by introducing relaxations in some states. During these unstable times, the crime rates in the country are experiencing a haphazard graph. With the invocation of … Continue reading COVID-19: SHIFTING TRENDS IN CRIME RATES VIS-À-VIS UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY

J&K press freedom

J&K MEDIA POLICY 2020: A Tool to Muzzle Independent Journalism?

-by Ninad Ajane & Ramsha Reyaz Introduction The foundations of a successful democracy are based upon the transparency in the working of the elected government and the citizens being aware of the happenings in the country. Media plays an important role in making sure that people are constantly updated about happenings around the world. Thus, it becomes imperative that the media be free from the … Continue reading J&K MEDIA POLICY 2020: A Tool to Muzzle Independent Journalism?

E Commerce in India: Anti-Competitive Practices

ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART II

by Tavashya Kumar This the second part of a two part series. The first part can be accessed here. The first part of this series had dealt with ‘Exclusive Distribution Agreements’ between manufacturers and e-commerce marketplaces. This part shall focus on ‘Arrangements for Preferential Treatment’, which are understandings, written or otherwise, between E-commerce marketplaces and large vendors selling on these platforms for certain preferential treatment … Continue reading ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART II

E Commerce in India: Anti-Competitive Practices

ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART I

by Tavashya Kumar E-commerce may be defined as a mode of conducting business transactions such as purchase and sale of products through electronic means as against the traditional physical means.[1] Recently, this industry has witnessed a phenomenal amount of growth, as evidenced by the rise of industrial conglomerates such as Amazon, Flipkart, etc. These corporations have revolutionized the retail market in India by selling a … Continue reading ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART I

SEXUALITY AND THE STATE

by Sevanshi Kamdar and Shivani Choudhary INTRODUCTION Promoting and protecting individual autonomy lies at the heart of every liberal state. Though this has not been explicitly acknowledged by states, states do recognize that the freedom to be one’s own person is a right that, if is granted, would be empowering for its citizens. However, this recognition still has to be universally shared in various arenas, … Continue reading SEXUALITY AND THE STATE

Hong Kong protests against the controversial national security law

THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

by Dhanishta Mittal and Deepanshu Mittal China’s controversial National Security law is now to be implemented in Hong Kong through Chinese administration. This raises serious concerns regarding the demand for Hong Kong’s autonomy. The security law, which has provisions that are expected to ban secession, sedition and subversion of the Chinese government will conveniently bypass the Hong Kong legislation due to their puppet government in … Continue reading THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

Corporate Governance in the times of COVID 19 pandemic

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Amidst COVID-19

by Anuja Jha Introduction ‘Corporate governance is the combination of mechanisms that ensure that the management runs the firm for the benefit of one or several stakeholders. Such stakeholders may cover shareholders, creditors, suppliers, clients and other parties with whom the firm conducts its business.’[1] In simple words, corporate governance may be a way of governing a corporation. It is a process by which the … Continue reading CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Amidst COVID-19

BUDGET 2020 AND CORONAVIRUS: A tale of myopia and dystopia

by Kaartikay Agarwal “A choice between life and economy is a choice between life and life.” The series of events that have unfolded in the past couple of months bear stark testimony to the heavy amount of collateral damage done by COVID-19. Apart from risking billions of lives all across the globe, the pandemic has greatly jeopardized the World Economy as well. The multifaceted damage … Continue reading BUDGET 2020 AND CORONAVIRUS: A tale of myopia and dystopia

ECONOMICALLY IRRESPONSIBLE JUSTICE: The Judiciary and the Economy – [EDITORIAL]

by Chaaru Gupta and Namrata Jeph It is imperative that the legal decisions be taken keeping in mind the economic impact of those decisions. A lack of economic analysis of a judgment can affect employment, Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”), tourism, infrastructure, etc.[1] In recent times, the Reserve Bank of India has introduced multiple reforms to tackle the economic implications of the lockdown and ensure growth … Continue reading ECONOMICALLY IRRESPONSIBLE JUSTICE: The Judiciary and the Economy – [EDITORIAL]

THE STORY OF KASHMIR: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978

-by Vanya Francis & Anirudh Agrawal Introduction Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978, often regarded as an arbitrary piece of legislation, encapsulates the entire Jammu and Kashmir region. It finds its roots in the British era when the Defence of India Act 1915[1] was enacted as an emergency criminal law for repressing the nationalist and revolutionary activities during and in the aftermath of … Continue reading THE STORY OF KASHMIR: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978