Adrija Datta

Four Generations of Human Rights

Four Generations of Human Rights

In 1979 a Czech jurist Karel Vasak introduced the three generations of human rights. A close observation of these rights reveals that they correspond to the three tenets of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. There are two key reasons why they are termed as three ‘generations’ as opposed to ‘types’. One of the…

Review of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013

Review of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013

“Manual scavengers engaged in cleaning job are no less than God as cleaning is next to God. But to their great grief, they are not even entitled to have a dignified life.” -Meera Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and…

CJI and Attorney-General discuss overcrowding in SC

CJI and Attorney-General discuss overcrowding in SC

On Friday, Chief Justice of India, S. A. Bobde and Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal discussed the alternatives to the limited space available at the premises of the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court was built in 1958 on 17 acres of land. Since then there has been a 50 times increase in the number of…

SC constitutes a nine-judge Bench to hear Sabrimala review pleas

SC constitutes a nine-judge Bench to hear Sabrimala review pleas

On November 2019, a five-judge bench of Supreme Court while reviewing the Sabrimala verdict said that the matter must be referred to a larger bench along with the religious matter of other groups. Ordinarily, when a 5 judge bench refers a matter to a larger bench, a seven-judge bench is formed. But, the CJI used…

Impleadment in plea to allow  Muslim women to enter mosques

Impleadment in plea to allow Muslim women to enter mosques

On 27th January petitioner Ziya Us Salam a leading journalist requested the apex court for impleadment in a plea that would allow women to enter mosques, stating that neither the Quran nor the Hadith prohibits the entry of Muslim women in the mosques. In his petition, Ziya contended that while there is no explicit ban…

A summary of Adani coal mine case

A summary of Adani coal mine case

In 2010, Adani Private Ltd. a subsidiary of the Indian company Adani Group proposed the Carmichael Coal mine. The proposed coal mine would have been one of the largest coal mines in the world. The proposed coal mines were objected by people for ethical and environmental concerns. Since the project has been proposed it has…

SC admits plea of telecom companies on AGR verdict

SC admits plea of telecom companies on AGR verdict

Supreme Court on 22nd January admitted the pleas of the Telecom industry on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) verdict. They are likely to hear the matter next week, beyond the 23 January deadline given to telecom operators. This was an emergency plea filed by three Telecom companies: Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, and Tata Teleservices. The emergency plea…

SC’s new directive on controlling Delhi’s air pollution

SC’s new directive on controlling Delhi’s air pollution

In many instances over the past few months, the Supreme Court has criticized the Delhi Government for poor air quality and has given specific directives to solve the problem of air pollution in the region. The Monday Judgement saw another such directive from the Supreme Court, which issued a list of notices on stubble burning,…

Internet shutdown in Kashmir unconstitutional: SC

Internet shutdown in Kashmir unconstitutional: SC

After 5 months of internet shutdown in Kashmir, the longest in any democracy, the Supreme Court gave constitutional validity to internet as a mean to exercise the right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to carry on trade or business. In a PIL filed by Kashmir Times on 10th August 2019, the…