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PILs against MHA’s ‘snoop diktat’: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjay Kishan Kaul has issued notice to the Central Government on a batch of Public Interest Litigation (PILs) seeking quashing of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification dated December 20, 2018 authorising ten central agencies…
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THE LEAFLET DEBATE: Is MHA order a ‘licence to snoop’?

A look at social media trends and hashtags suggests that an Orwellian state or a police state has been unleashed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Leaflet published a legal analytical piece ringing alarm bells. This current piece is an endeavour to examine the MHA Order dated December 20, 2018 solely from the point…
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[Breaking] Review petition filed against Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench Aadhaar judgment

In a major development, a review petition against the Supreme Court of India’s Aadhaar judgment delivered on September 26, 2018 — in the matter of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) v. Union of India & Others — has been filed in the apex court today, December 24, 2018. The review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court…
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Shashi Tharoor is right to seek comprehensive review of India’s unacceptable Internet Shutdown Rules

Today, we are living in a world which is constantly embracing technological wonders, with the “World Wide Web” or the Internet being one of the most distinctive and prominent features of our technosocial era. While now people can communicate with each other sitting in any corner of the planet, provided there’s digital connectivity, global trade…
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