Surrogacy Biomarkets in India: Troubling Stories from before the 2021 Act
Inadequate governance and widespread unethical medical practices had made India one of the top global destinations for surrogate parenting till the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act was passed in 2021.…
Abortions in India: Myths, Facts and Reality
India’s recently amended Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act is quite progressive on paper but its translation into practice makes abortion as inaccessible in the country as in many of the most…
Nari Shakti and the Elusive Quest for Justice: The Story of Bilkis Bano
A poor, semi-literate woman, who withstood death threats when she pursued justice after she was gang-raped, her daughter murdered, and her mother and a cousin too killed, now sees remission of the…
The Silence and Symbolism of Hate
Hate crime laws can be effective only if the legal system engages with how strategic silences and symbolic language often render hate speech elusive, slippery, and impenetrable to legal consequences.
Supreme Court Endorses Enhanced Powers of Enforcement Directorate
The court accepted the government’s contention that the ED's powers did not need further checks to place it at par with the standards of justice applied in other criminal trials.
Right to Abortion in India and the US
What can the US judicial overturning of Roe v Wade tell us about reproductive decision-making and the law in India? Our histories might be different, yet they intersect with each other, and our goals…
Higher Judiciary Needs to Take More Suo Motu Action
The higher judiciary must proactively exercise its powers to intervene suo motu to deal with a spate of incidents that rip the country's social and communal fabric.
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Field Notes from a 'PoSH Trainer'
There is much to learn from unlikely places about the working — and promise — of the law against sexual harassment at workplaces.
How India’s Courts have Helped Escalate Hindutva Claims on Mosques
Rather than dismissing them under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, courts often allow petitions against mosques to fester, thus helping Hindutva politics.
The Flawed Logic of the Karnataka Hijab Ban
The Karnataka hijab ban does not advance the autonomy of Muslim women. Rather, it narrows the avenues available for them to question and resist community norms.