Category : Social Issues

Lok Adalat- People’s Festivals of Justice

By: Shivanjali Mane
Any discussion of alternative dispute resolution is incomplete without discussing Lok-Adalats. Article 39(A) of the Constitution of India calls upon the state to provide free legal aid to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. It was in discharge of this obligation that the Committee for Implementing the Legal Aid Scheme (CILAS) under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice P.N.Bhagawati was established in 1980.

Immigration Laws in India

By: Priscilla Raj
India is rich in tradition, culture and customs, offers a variety of attractions to the immigrants from the other countries. Immigrants settle in another country for the long term to get permanent citizenship, residence and to enjoy the respective country’s fundamental right. The process of immigration is an economic, social and cultural benefit to states. Most of the people immigrate for various purpose such as [I] employment opportunity, education purpose, environmental purpose, to escape a violent conflict, or to reunite with family.

Education in the times of COVID

By: Gaurav Kumar
In no time, COVID-19 had brought the world at a halt. World economies are in a state of crisis, with a dipping economy and pressure on social sectors. We are in an unprecedented situation with new challenges knocking at our doors. One such challenge is the education disruption during COVID. UN considers this as the largest disruption of the education system in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries.[i] Though most of these have access to learning materials, a large portion is still deprived of such opportunities. This includes children from marginalized and disadvantaged families and those with disabilities.

The Abysmal State of Health and Sanitation in India

By: Shreya Kohli
We are heading towards one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. But unfortunately, we are also heading towards a major sanitation crisis in the upcoming years. According to a report by WaterAid titled Out of Order: the State of the World’s Toilets 2017, 732 million people in India (the highest in the world), does not have access to toilets and basic sanitisation facilities.[i] Out of these, 355 million are women and girls who have to practice open defecation.

Surrogacy: its Psychological and Legal Concerns

By- Sanika Kulkarni
Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction where intended parents work with a surrogate who will carry and take care of their baby until birth. In short if the wife or the female is not able to carry a child of her own for any reason for that matter, then another woman or as we can a surrogate can act as a carrier for that couple, or that single parent, this whole procedure is supported by a legal agreement.