Right to protest in and on Lakhimpur Kheri needs to be protected, the legal quibble can come later

Synopsis: The court can question the legal validity of the Acts, but that does not mean that the Right to protest can be halted from implementation. Introduction Earlier, the Supreme Court questions the farmers’ protests against the Centre’s farm laws on grounds that the matter is sub judice(under judicial consideration and therefore prohibited). The court… Continue reading Right to protest in and on Lakhimpur Kheri needs to be protected, the legal quibble can come later

Law is clear, road blockades can’t go on endlessly, says Supreme Court

What is the news? The Supreme Court has recently said farmers’ grievances could be addressed either by Parliament or judiciary, but they can’t be seen to cause harassment to commuters through sit-in dharnas on highways, hindering traffic. About the farmers’ protest and the PIL Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh,… Continue reading Law is clear, road blockades can’t go on endlessly, says Supreme Court

Explained: When, and to what extent, is the use of force by police legal?

News:Recently,the police action in Jamia Millia Islamia has raised questions on what the Constitution and laws of India say on the right of police to intervene in protests and agitations. Facts: What does the Constitution says? The right to protest peacefully is guaranteed by the Constitution of India. Articles 19(1)(a) and 19(1)(b) give to all… Continue reading Explained: When, and to what extent, is the use of force by police legal?