CORONAVIRUS: TURNING HEALTHY COMPANIES INTO “ZOMBIE COMPANIES”?

INTRODUCTION The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has adversely impacted the global economy. Business houses and companies have been affected on a large scale. On June 5, 2020, the Union Government of India, to avoid a large number of corporate insolvencies and to alleviate the distressed state of companies affected by the pandemic, promulgated1 the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (“Ordinance”) […]

LIABILITY FOR THE SPREAD OF COVID-19: UNRAVELLING THE CONUNDRUM

I. INTRODUCTION The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has swept across the globe adversely affecting economies, trade, health, education, and most importantly, the lives of many. The United Nations Development Programme has referred to COVID-19 as the greatest challenge that mankind has faced since World War II. As of 28th October 2020, the virus has affected 4,35,40,739 people with approximately 1,160,650 casualties. […]

Criminal Law Principles in Indian Jurisprudence and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967: A Critique

Criminal procedural law has been formulated with the interest of balancing punitive measures arising from a criminal breach of substantive law with civil liberties of citizens so as to ensure that even if ten guilty men roam free, not one innocent man is punished[i]. While formulating the Indian Criminal Procedural Code (“CRPC’), key considerations made were that the procedure must […]

COVID-19 AND THE DISTRESSED FARMER: A PARADIGM SHIFT IN OUR FARMING METHODS BECOMES THE NEED OF THE HOUR

Introduction: Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. 54.6% of the total workforce is engaged in agricultural and allied sector activities, and accounts for 17.1% of the country’s Gross Value Added (GVA) for the year 2017-18. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected all walks of life, and has shown a record decline in the national GDP for April-June […]

Busting misconceptions about the LGBTQIA+ community: Part 2

What factors cause homophobia? Homophobia pertains to discrimination and hate crimes against the members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It has been found in studies like The Roots Of Homophobia – Putting Freud To The Test[1] people with such prejudices tend to hold the following attitudes and opinions: Have few  or  no friends from the LGBTQIA+ community  Might have grown up […]