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?
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
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
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
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
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
by Pallavi Mishra Introduction During the COVID-19 crisis, there have been contemplations by the Union Government over the suspension of the application of provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”), which allow for the triggering of the insolvency proceedings, for a period of next six months to one year. While this announcement has come as a rescue call for the corporate borrowers, the … Continue reading SAVING THE FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED COMPANIES IN INDIA: A NEED FOR PRE-PACKAGED INSOLVENCY?
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.’ 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
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]
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