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February 24 2022
Did you Know: There are Conditions Limiting Your Right to Protest
The Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its judgement on the Shaheen Bagh protests which opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. What was the Court’s judgement on the Shaheen Bagh protests? In its Shaheen Bagh judgement, the Supreme Court said that while citizens have the right to peaceful protest, demonstrations which exhibit dissent should take […]
February 23 2022
Everything you need to know about the Farmers’ Right to Protest
Farmers continue their protest in Delhi against the farm laws recently passed by the Parliament. In this context, let us look at what Indian law says about the right to protest given to all citizens. Which law gives citizens the right to protest? Article 19 of the Constitution of India, 1950 provides citizens with […]
February 26 2022
Everything you need to know about your Right to Protest
The Madras High Court has set aside a First Information Report (FIR) filed against peaceful protests around the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. In this context, let us look at citizens’ right to protest in India. Which law gives citizens the right to protest? Article 19 of the Constitution of India, 1950 provides citizens with […]
February 21 2022
Goa protests: How does Indian law protect the environment?
Thousands of Goans gathered at Chandor village in South Goa to protest against the State government’s move to expand the railway network between Margao and Sanvordem. There are three major infrastructure projects that threaten the forests in and around the regions of Mollem National Park and Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary. Residents have claimed that the […]
March 04 2022
Nine months of the farmers’ protest: What does Indian law say about the right to protest?
On August 26 and 27, over 1,500 representatives of farm unions across India will come together at the Singhu border to discuss future strategies for the ongoing farmers’ protest. The two-day convention will mark the completion of nine months of the farmers’ protest against the three farm laws recently passed by the government. Which […]
March 11 2022
A special law of detention: The National Security Act
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act which was introduced last year, triggered protests across several parts of India. On 12th December 2019, Dr. Kafeel Khan addressed a gathering of protesting students at Aligarh Muslim University. In connection to this, a criminal complaint was filed against him for ‘promoting enmity between different groups’. In February, an order was […]
February 23 2022
What does Indian law say about Unlawful Assemblies and Rioting?
Four people died in the United States when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. The mob violently clashed with law enforcement in a bid to help President Donald Trump overturn his defeat in the November election. In this context, let us look at how the law in India deals with rioting. Which Indian […]
February 23 2022
What does Indian law say about Vandalism?
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has said it will file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking ‘immediate intervention’ after Jio Infocomm towers were allegedly vandalised by farmers in Punjab protesting against the new farm laws. Which law punishes vandalism? The Indian Penal Code, 1860 punishes acts of vandalism, also […]