Tribal Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction Since the colonial period tribal and Adivasis have been subject to poverty, discrimination, land indebtedness, poor health and sanitation system, and lack of education. They were and they are the most deprived section of our society. They are still on the same page as if they are not the part of a community which requires social and economical development. […]

Revisiting the concept of Foreign Sovereign Immunity: Can an Indian Citizen sue China?

Introduction Foreign Sovereign Immunity or State immunity, (not to be confused with sovereign immunity or the king can do no wrong doctrine) is a concept of international law which is concerned with the protection of a state from being sued in the court of law of a foreign land. The necessity to revamp this concept amidst the COVID-19 crisis has […]

The Right, The Wrong: NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY

Education is fundamental for achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just society, and promoting national development. Providing universal access to quality education is essential to economic growth, social justice and equality, scientific advancement, national integration, and cultural preservation; and for India’s continued ascent, progress, and leadership on the global stage. Moreover, India has the highest youth population in […]

Decoding Mental Healthcare act, 2017- Progressive in the letter, but how to retain its spirit?

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” – Milton Friedman When I was in the seventh grade, my classmate in school had fractured his hand. He came to school with a plastered hand and everyone including the usual ruffians and the school authorities made sure that he didn’t engage […]

The legal position of online harassment in India: Analysis, Critique and the way ahead.

INTRODUCTION: The greatest gift to mankind from the scientific community has been the invention of information technology and the associated communication technologies in the last decade of the 20th century. With the increase in access to these advancements, there are certain risks involved around aspects of online harassment. Online harassment is on the rise in India, with eight out of […]

Staged Encounters: A Stain on Justice Delivery System

Introduction The recent encounter of the notorious criminal, Vikas Dubey brings into limelight the issue of extrajudicial killings. Extra-judicial killings also known as arbitrary executions signify the targeted assassinations of suspected criminals. Nevertheless, sometimes the policing authorities need to use such force for self defence, protection of others, so on and so forth. These killings signify the excesses done by […]

Policy analysis: Jal Jeevan Mission

Introduction: The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is a government initiative to supply piped water to the households in India through the Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by the year 2024. This mission aims at the integrated level of demand and supply of water management at the local level. It is based on an approach to provide water accessibility to all […]