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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma says that the Pegasus spyware scandal throws additional doubt on the independence of the Indian judiciary at the highest levels. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The Pegasus spyware allegations that circulated last month have shaken up the conscience of Indians. While it is important to assess the [...]

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Legal education in India has frequently come under fire for insisting on academic rigor and meritocracy without duly acknowledging the impact that cut-throat competition can have on the mental health and physical wellbeing of undergraduate students. The clamor grows harder with every year as more law students in India’s top universities come from diverse social [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – JURIST’s India staff correspondent Neelabh Bist reflects on India’s so-called “VIP culture” and how it  – and the court system’s response to it – has impacted India’s handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: As India is counting days for the second wave of COVID-19 to subside, the country’s struggle [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of our India staff brings JURIST up to date on an unusual housecall by Indian police earlier this week: This Monday, the Delhi Police’s Special Cell showed up at Twitter India’s offices located in Delhi and Gurgaon to serve them a notice. As highlighted by lawyers, the process of serving a [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – The Indian legal profession is feeling the impact of India’s second wave of COVID-19 as some lawyers fall sick and die, others are quarantined for extended periods, and the court system on which Indian management of the pandemic so much relies thanks to the judiciary’s guardianship of the “right to life” under [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of our law student staffers in Mumbai filed this report Friday on some legal aspects of India’s second-wave COVID-19 catastrophe: The situation is still really bad, and there’s a shortage of oxygen, beds, vaccines and other medical equipment. Governments (central and state) are trying to make arrangements, but it all seems [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – As a second wave of COVID-19 rages across India, with more than a million new infections officially reported in the past few days, JURIST staff correspondent Neelabh Bist files his first letter from Delhi reflecting on the profound constitutional challenge the surge of disease represents for India’s courts in their relationship to [...]

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