COVID 19

Read our latest posts on the COVID -19 pandemic.

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?

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

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

Solutions to COVID 19 Economic Damage

Solutions to Externalities of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article discusses various economic solutions that can internalise the externalities problem of COVID-19 Pandemic. It is argued that besides conventional means of public regulation through taxation and subsidy, resumption of economic activity would require the state to place trust in individuals and encourage private Coasean solutions in places where they are possible. Continue reading Solutions to Externalities of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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THE RIGHT TO DIE WITH DIGNITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

India has enlisted itself as one of the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus. With an exponential increase in COVID-19 deaths and an increased mismanagement of the dead bodies, it becomes pertinent to discuss the rights of the corpse. This article aims to elucidate the right to die with dignity as recognized by various courts of India. It progresses to discuss the issue of mass fatalities during COVID-19, its cognizance by Indian courts and guidelines for management issued by national and international bodies. The article concludes with a few suggestions to improve the prevailing situation and the need to dispose of bodies with due dignity as a welfare state. Continue reading THE RIGHT TO DIE WITH DIGNITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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