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Amor Vincit Omnia: Love Conquers All

Even as two pleas have been filed in the SC for homosexual marriages under the Special Marriage Act, a leaf can be taken from the US Act enshrining same-sex and interracial marriages.

Mission Impossible

As cyber attacks increase by the hour, international insurers find it difficult to provide cover. There is a growing consensus among European mega-insurers to declare cyber attack as “uninsurable”. What happens then?

Unformed Civil Code

The concept of Uniform Civil Code has been revived in recent times with a new bill which envisages the setting up of a committee to examine the issue. The code has enormous implications for religious minorities. Freedom of religion is the core of our culture. Even the slightest deviation can undermine the social fibre.

Decolonising the Language of Law

The predominance of English as legal language disempowers the masses as there is a gap between folk and official language. It only enables the elite to expropriate the business of law. This is antithetical to the spirit of democracy.

Demolition Drives

The trend of authorities rushing to administer justice by demolishing the homes of accused without following due processes of law has been slammed by courts.

Age of Consent

The POCSO Act criminalises all sexual activity for those under the age of 18, regardless of whether it is by mutual consent. In an era of internet, mobiles, OTT, movies and evolving minds of minors, how realistic is it for those aged 18 to consent to sex? Should it not be reviewed or reduced in the present circumstances?

Covid is back in China, are we ready to beat it again?

Covid has come back to haunt China, the country of its origin. India should take firm measures this time to prevent the situation from getting out of hand despite vaccinating the people.

Death by Vaccine

The central government told the Supreme Court recently that it can’t be held liable for the rare deaths caused by adverse effects of the Covid-19 vaccine. Two young women in Telangana and Tamil Nadu died after vaccination.

The Long and Lonely Road

The president has urged that the increasing number of undertrials be tackled. The solution lies in a criminal justice  monitoring board to track the progress of criminal cases and sticking to CrPC timelines.

Love and Death

The gruesome murder of Shraddha Walkar by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala has shocked the nation and led to questions about relationships and domestic violence. What does the law say and what can others do in a similar situation?

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