Victim’s Right to be Heard: The Post-Judgment Landscape of Jagjeet Singh v. Ashish Mishra

The author, Sakshi Komal Dubey is a fourth-year student at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies. In 2003, the Report of the Committee on Reforms of Criminal Justice System under the Chairmanship of Dr. Justice V.S. Malimath recommended that victim or their legal representativesshould be impleaded as a party in every criminal proceedingwhere the charges are …

Dignity Denied: Exploring the Unconstitutionality of Two-Finger Test

The author, Kashvi Singh Shekhawat is a First Year student at the National Law University, Odisha. Recently, there has been a notable advancement in the interpretation of evidentiary principles concerning sexual harassment cases. The “two-finger test”, one of the most infamous practices, has now been prohibited in India. The two-finger test was first used in …

Love across fault lines: A test of Article 21

The author, Tanuj Upadhyay, is a final year student at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, and the Contributory Editor at Awaaz. Protection of life and personal liberty is one of the most celebrated fundamental rights under the Indian Constitution. Over the years, the Constitutional Courts through their proclamations have gradually expanded …

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021

The author Parika Gupta is a final year student at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. This analysis has been done under the guidance of Shri Sher Singh Dagar, ILS, Joint Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice, Govt. of India.   Introduction Unlike medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing, …

Budhadev Karmaskar v. State of West Bengal [Criminal Appeal No. 135/2010] Coram: Justice L. Nageswara Rao ​ Justice B.R. Gavai Justice A.S. Bopanna

The author, Simran is a Second Year Student at the Campus Law Centre (LLB), University of Delhi and Executive Editor at Awaaz.  Introduction: The landmark judgement of Budhadev Karmaskar v. State of West Bengal, 2011, highlights the gravity that Article 21 and Article 142 of the Constitution hold in themselves. The case came up with …

Beyond Laws: Advocating for the Well-being of India’s Elderly

The author, Anandita Srivastava is a Third Year Student of BA.LLB (Hons) at National Law University, Jodhpur. Our elders have made immense contributions to our society, and it is our responsibility to ensure their well-being and protection. While self-sufficiency and autonomy are commendable qualities in people, elderly people face particular difficulties. These difficulties include, inter alia, …

Contours of Consent and the Age of Majority in India

The author, Abhishek Sanjay is a First Year Student of BA.LLB (HONS) at NALSAR University of Law. Consent, a fundamental aspect of ethical interactions, holds a central position in the legal landscape of India. The establishment of a fixed legal age for consent prompts a closer examination of whether this criterion adequately reflects the diverse …

Same-Sex Marriage- An unfinished journey

The author, Mr.Apurb Lal, is an eminent practising advocate at the Supreme Court of India The notions regarding the LGBTQIA+ community have been bifurcated into two groups- its advocates and opponents. As the Supreme Court of India in its final verdict, by the ratio of 3:2, refused to legalise same-sex marriage in India, the 366-page …

Safeguarding the Rights of Prisoners in India: Re-Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons, 2016

The author, Samridhi Chugh, is a second year student and a Senior Editor at Awaaz, at the Campus Law Centre. “Are prisoners persons? Yes, of course. To answer in the negative is to convict the nation and the Constitution of dehumanization and to repudiate the world legal order…” – Supreme Court in  Sunil Batra (II) …

Constitutionalising Silence: Bijoe Emmanuel v. State of Kerala

The author is Tanuj Upadhyay, a third year student at the Campus Law Centre, and the Contributory Editor at Awaaz.   What does it mean to say one has a right to freedom of speech and expression? Is the right to freedom of religion an uneasy compromise with the idea of unity? What happens when …