“Final Beggary Laws”

POVERTY, CRIMINALITY AND JUSTICE In a landmark judgment passed in “Harsh Mander & Anr. V. Union of India & Ors.”[1], the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi struck down and declared as unconstitutional the provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 that criminalized beggary and made it a punishable offence. This progressive decision is... Continue Reading →


‘Other Authorities’ Under Article 12 – A Case For Not Expanding Its Scope

Starting from the 1980s, globalization has brought about a fundamental transformation in the relationships between nations as well as the landscape of constitutional, political, domestic and regulatory structures that govern development and economic policies in emerging nations. As a result, many developing countries have moved from socialist policies to privatization, economic liberalization and development policies... Continue Reading →

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