Insights into Editorial: Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

Insights into Editorial: Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy Recently, the Supreme Court of India refused simultaneous applications by multiple agencies demanding relief from the Supreme Court’s interim order limiting the use of Aadhaar pending the Court’s final decision. The court has referred these government applications to a constitutional bench. With this, on one side …

Insights into Editorial: Judging the Judge-maker

  Insights into Editorial: Judging the Judge-maker  19 October 2015 Judicial appointments are vital in the running of a constitutional democracy. For long, the executive and legislature have been seeking to have a say in the process of selecting judges. History: Pre 1993 – Till 1993, judges were appointed by the executive in consultation with …

Insights into Editorial: An assertion of primacy

Insights into Editorial: An assertion of primacy 17 October 2015 It is widely accepted fact that the present system of judicial appointments that was put in place in 1993 is deeply unsatisfactory and there is a need for significant legislative reform. However, a five-judge supreme court Bench recently struck down the Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, …

Insights into Editorial: Tying up Innovation in Legal Knots

Insights into Editorial: Tying up Innovation in Legal Knots 16 October 2015 Source Paper 3 Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.   The Patent Office in August this year released a new set of Guidelines for the Examination of Computer Related Inventions. However, these new set of guidelines were not widely welcomed. It is …

Insights into Editorial: The Perils of e-fixation

  Insights into Editorial: The Perils of e-fixation 15 October 2015 Archives The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), through its recent study, has generated sufficient evidence to say that computers in schools do not necessarily contribute to higher achievement levels by children. How the study was carried out? The study used two kinds …

Insights into Editorial: It is Time to Render Sedition (Section 124A of IPC) Unconstitutional

  Insights into Editorial: It is Time to Render Sedition (Section 124A of IPC) Unconstitutional 14 October 2015 Some state governments in India have been using ‘Sedition’ as a tool to silence or discipline critics. What is sedition? ‘Sedition’ is an offence incorporated into the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in 1870. Section 124A of the …

Insights Into Editorial: India not obliged to arrest President Bashir

Insights Into Editorial: India not obliged to arrest President Bashir 13 October 2015   India not obliged to arrest President Bashir The president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, will shortly be visiting India to attend the Third India-Africa Forum Summit. India has invited al-Bashir, along with 54 heads of state, for the Summit. This summit is expected …

Insights into Editorials: Limited Finance Limits Democracy

Insights into Editorials: Limited Finance Limits Democracy 12 October 2015 Source India’s campaign finance rules are frequently violated. It is now a well known fact that candidates in Indian elections grossly overshoot spending limits imposed by the Election Commission (EC). Such violations create deeper problems for representation and democracy at large. The major Indian political …

Insights Into Editorials: Two Sides of Trans-Pacific Partnership pact

Insights Into Editorials: Two Sides of Trans-Pacific Partnership pact  10 October 2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership pact reached recently between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations including Canada and Japan, has raised both hopes and concerns. What is Trans-Pacific Partnership pact? It is a trade pact that is intended to cut trade barriers and …

Insights into Editorials: Internet Access at the Cost of Net neutrality?

08 October 2015 Access at the cost of Net neutrality? Earlier this year, the social media giant, Facebook, formalised a partnership with Reliance Communications that enabled Reliance to provide access to over 30 different websites, without any charge on mobile data accruing to the ultimate user. The platform, originally known as “Internet.org,” has now been …