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

Afghans at an Afghanistan police checkpost in times of COVID 19 pandemic

THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

by Saarthak Singhal Introduction The already fragile ceasefire in Afghanistan which was announced to coincide with the festival of Eid has now been unofficially extended, courtesy the COVID-19. The Taliban has confirmed that their Supreme Leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, has been infected with COVID 19. An Afghan official who was a part of recently concluded, negotiations which took place in Doha, Qatar has confirmed that … Continue reading THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

THE PANMUNJOM DECLARATION: Revamped Korean Sunshine policy and the German Model

–by Ashwini Nag Backdrop of Korean division After the Japanese empire was dismantled, the Korean Peninsula became important territory in the Cold War. The Peninsula was eventually divided into two nations along the 38th parallel north latitude. The USA controlled the southern sphere and the USSR promoting a communist regime in the northern sphere. The end of the Korean War was marked by the 1953 … Continue reading THE PANMUNJOM DECLARATION: Revamped Korean Sunshine policy and the German Model

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

COVID-19 AND BIODEFENCE: Can We Prepare Better?-[PART II]

by Shivam Mishra and Aman Vijay Bhatt The article is a part of a two – part series. The first part can be found here. Views are personal. Image has been provided by the authors. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shivam Mishra and Aman Vijay Bhatt are currently pursuing B.A. LLB. from Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIODEFENCE: Can We Prepare Better?-[PART II]

COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

-by Shivam Mishra & Aman Vijay Bhatt In the first part of this bipartite blog series, the authors take a gestalt perspective of the worldwide instances of unprepared biodefense that exposed during this virus spread. The authors discuss the compelling concern of the virus spread resulting in inhumane treatment for the patient and how this could be mitigated if the nations prepared better with the more … Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

A JURISPRUDENTIAL ANALYSIS OF THE J&K REORGANIZATION ACT, 2019

by Nitesh Mishra The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (“the Act”) was enacted and enforced by the Parliament of India, in August 2019. This Act has demoted the previously existing state of Jammu and Kashmir (“J&K”) to two Union Territories: one of J&K, and the other of Ladakh, after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Amidst the myriad opinions around this decision of the … Continue reading A JURISPRUDENTIAL ANALYSIS OF THE J&K REORGANIZATION ACT, 2019

NATURAL GAS PROCUREMENT POLICY IN INDIA: An Overview

-by Aditya Gaggar The power sector’s importance to any country’s economy cannot be overemphasized. The fact that the Indian power sector is the largest consumer of natural gas on a sectoral basis, consuming about 40% of the total natural gas in the country, only serves to re-emphasise its dependence on natural gas. Still, as important and sizable as it may seem, there does not appear … Continue reading NATURAL GAS PROCUREMENT POLICY IN INDIA: An Overview

INDIA AS A MEDIATOR IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT: An Olive Branch Extended

-by Manya Anjari & Nikunj Mahenshwari At the beginning of March 2020, a delegation of the UN Committee On The Exercise Of The Inalienable Rights Of Palestine People, recommended India to initiate mediation dialogues between Israel and Palestine to allay their on-going conflict.[1]  India, being an emerging power in the West Asia region creates a requisite power balance in the mediation process. Moreover, the strategic … Continue reading INDIA AS A MEDIATOR IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT: An Olive Branch Extended