INTERNET SHUTDOWNS: A Rise in Arbitrariness?

-by Shaileshwar Yadav In the year 2005, the Kingdom of Nepal cut off all the telecommunication links with the outside world. According to the Crown, shutting down of communication was essential to counter Maoist insurgents. The blackout continued for 88- days, frustrating the general public of Nepal. The results were deplorable – the virtual blackout alienated large swathes of the public. The collapse in the economy … Continue reading INTERNET SHUTDOWNS: A Rise in Arbitrariness?

COLLECTIVE DOMINANCE AND THE DRAFT COMPETITION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020: A Case of Missed Opportunity?

-by Parina Muchhala The Draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (hereinafter, Draft Bill), based on the 2019 Report of the Competition Law Review Committee (hereinafter, Report) was recently released, and much has been written on the many interesting changes that have occurred subsequently in India’s competition regime. This article, however, is restricted solely to an analysis of the Committee’s findings on the idea of ‘collective abuse … Continue reading COLLECTIVE DOMINANCE AND THE DRAFT COMPETITION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020: A Case of Missed Opportunity?

ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING MECHANISM: A Theoretical Framework

by Advocate Jayanta Boruah Biodiversity, in a general sense, means the variety of living species. It plays a significant role in the survival of the entire ecosystem. Biodiversity covers a complex and wide range of different living species, right from single-celled micro-organisms to complex large organisms. It even includes atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Humanity got nourished in the laps of Nature, which includes biodiversity as … Continue reading ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING MECHANISM: A Theoretical Framework

THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

by Himanshu Tyagi While the whole world is fighting against the coronavirus outbreak, we have forgotten about a deadlier virus, which lurks around in the corridor of every household. As the governments around the globe have enforced a lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a horrifying surge in domestic violence has raised the alarm. As per WHO’s health reproduction programme reports, 1 in every … Continue reading THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

ADDRESSING THE INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN RULE OF EQUITY AND CAVEAT EMPTOR IN TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

-by Urmil Shah  Article 17 of UDHR, which provides for the right to property as the fundamental tenet of human existence, finds its nemesis under the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (“TPA”). TPA, considered as a conglomeration of the principles of Equity and English Common Law governs the transfer of certain movable and immovable properties by an act of parties through various absolute and partial modes … Continue reading ADDRESSING THE INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN RULE OF EQUITY AND CAVEAT EMPTOR IN TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

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

SELF HELP GROUPS: An Escape Route From Poverty Trap

-by Pranshu Raghuvanshi  There exists a vast scope of saving in rural areas. The only thing which inhibits these savings is the absence of avenues to save. The potential of savings in unbanked areas can be seen in the form of incomplete houses. Poor people tend to save by building a house in parts. When they have excess money the build an additional wall or a … Continue reading SELF HELP GROUPS: An Escape Route From Poverty Trap

LEGALITY OF FIRs FILED UNDER SECTION 188 OF IPC DURING LOCKDOWN

-by Ayush Shukla The current global health crisis caused by COVID-19 has shaken the entire world. The ongoing global pandemic has forced the government to take some extraordinary measures in order to limit the spread of the deadly virus. Currently, the country is in lockdown and the central and state governments are trying their best to ensure strict compliance of the lockdown guidelines. Strict legal actions … Continue reading LEGALITY OF FIRs FILED UNDER SECTION 188 OF IPC DURING LOCKDOWN

INDIA’S COMPETITION SPACE PREPARES ITSELF FOR COVID-19

-by Samriddha Gooptu The Indian competition regulator – Competition Commission of India (CCI) had on April 19, 2020, released its “Advisory to Businesses in Time of COVID-19”. As per the advisory, one primary pointer by the regulator had been its emphasis upon the well-equipped position of the Competition Act, 2002 to deal with competition-related concerns in times of crisis. The advisory clearly points out certain … Continue reading INDIA’S COMPETITION SPACE PREPARES ITSELF FOR COVID-19

THE FOOD AGGREGATORS’ QUANDARY- DATA MASKING…A Precursor to an Anti-Competitive Regime?

-by Srishti Suresh On March 2nd, 2020, around thousand irate restaurant owners launched the ‘Logout Campaign’ foisting their intention of getting their companies delisted from online food aggregator platforms, owing to data masking and rampant anti-competitive practices. The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) took cognisance of the grave issue and voiced its concern over the rampant abuse of dominant position exercised by such aggregator … Continue reading THE FOOD AGGREGATORS’ QUANDARY- DATA MASKING…A Precursor to an Anti-Competitive Regime?