Examining the Constitutional Safeguards Against ‘Surveillance State’

By B.V.S. Aditya Santosh and Siddhant Tomar INTRODUCTION The Union Ministry of Home Affairs’ terse Statutory Order dated December 20, 2018 (SO) garnered sharp reactions from the political community, cyber security experts and advocates of internet freedom, against what they perceived was an attempt at mass surveillance. The SO cemented the ideology that it provides…

Deporting Rohingyas: Questioning the Correctness of the Decision

By Raj Krishna INTRODUCTION On 4th of October, 2018, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to stop the deportation of seven Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. These men had entered the Indian territory in 2012 without valid documentation. As a result, they were prosecuted under The Foreigners Act, 1946 for illegal…

Digitalizing the Procedural Law

By Shubhalakshmi Introduction The justice system in India has only very recently begun undergoing certain changes in order to incorporate the rapid change which has occurred due to the increasing use of technology and internet transactions. This paper will look at some of the changes that have taken place through judicial decisions, as well as…

When Rape Charges are Dropped: A Victim’s Dilemma and a Rapist’s Escape

By Jennifer Maria Dsilva Background According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, the crime rate against women is 55.2%.[1] As seen in many judgments, including Mukesh and Another v. State (NTC) of Delhi & Ors.,[2] the rapist was given the death penalty seeing the brutality of the crime. Despite various laws and mechanisms…