Moral Policing in India

By Priyanka Agarwal, Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

Moral police is a term which some vigilante group and police use to cover their actions which they perform in order to protect the deemed morality and Indian culture.

The moral policing instead of becoming a good thing has become more like a trend which some vigilant groups and the police follows. They judge every situation by themselves and act accordingly so as to protect the so-called culture of India. They seem to work to protect and establish a sense of morality but in reality they do not protect the deemed morality, rather they interfere with the basic Fundamental Right which the Indian Constitution has provided to every citizen of the nation i.e. Article 21- Right to Life and Personal Liberty. (more…)

Water Pollution: An Overview

By Amrita Dasgupta, South Calcutta Law College.

In today’s world of practicality, pollution free water is a global crisis. As the world started developing with escalation of industries, agriculture, and trade and commerce, the water throughout the world turned poisonous with the dumping of garbage, industrial chemicals, oil pollutions, etc. Not only the living organisms in water are affected by this pollution, but it is also detrimental to the health of human lives. (more…)

Slumber: It’s my Right!

By Prerna Tara, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

Sleep is a natural and key fixing of the fundamental necessities of life. On the off chance that rest is irritated, the psyche gets muddled and it disturbs the well-being cycle. Sleep, in this manner, is a self-reviving component of our life cycle and is, consequently, part and halfway of human life. The condition of dozing is accepted by a person when he is in a safe climate. It is consequently that this characteristic framework has been inbuilt by our maker to give unwinding to a person. Sleeping structures a crucial element for solid human presence and prosperity. (more…)

Struggle for Dignity: The Voice of Queer Peripheral

By Ankit Sharma, Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun.

 “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”
                                                                                                                                             Ernest Gaines

Should the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender collectively known as ‘THE LGBT’ community in India continue to remain in the shadow of criminality? The de-criminalisation of homosexuality is now a myth. The Supreme Court of India has overturned a reading of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code and refused to review it or even to peruse it. Could this intolerance go so far as to allow for state tolerated slaughters against queer people? Or will it restrict itself to “merely” vigorously opposing the repeal of Section 377? Will this be going to Parliament to figure out the rights of LGBT community? Can’t Parliament take action? These are few questions which are yet to be answered. These questions reminds me the dilemma during the emergency when the SC fell in line in the Habeas Corpus case to hold that Indira Gandhi could even suspend the right to life, has it let down the cause of personal liberty as much as it has done in the Naz Foundation Case on 11.12.2013.[1] (more…)