The social boycott is the act of persistently avoiding a person by other members of the society. It is society's collective refusal to engage a person in the normal social and commercial relations. Its goal is to make that individual so uncomfortable that he decides to voluntarily leave the … [Read more...] about Social Boycott Prevention Act – Challenges Ahead
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The Indian Army forms the backbone of Indian defence system. From the very onset, the institution has been one that inspires discipline and moral uprightness. Cultivating an environment of peace and security so that the nation grows to its fullest potential makes the Indian army a noble … [Read more...] about Indian Army Reforms – Beyond Shekatkar Committe Report
NITI Aayog recommended for privatisation of Air India and the cabinet committee gave "in-principle" approval for privatising Air India. But should Air India be disinvested? In this post, we discuss Indian aviation sector, Air India-Indian Airlines merger, and will see if the reasons for … [Read more...] about Privatisation of Air India – Should India’s Public Sector Airline be Disinvested?
Criminal defamation is in news recently for multiple reasons. Questions have been raised on whether defamation should be treated as a civil wrong or criminal offence or both. It is argued that criminalizing defamation has a harsh effect on the right to freedom of speech and expression provided under … [Read more...] about Defamation in India – IPC Section 499/500 vs Freedom of Speech
When a child is born, doctors say, "It's a boy" or "It's a girl." The assigned sex of the new born is based on biology. But a person's gender identity - the inner sense of being male, female, or both - doesn't always match their biology. Transgender people are assigned a sex that isn't true to who … [Read more...] about Transgender Rights – Legal Recognition: The need of the hour