Last week at CLPR:
- On 9th Feb 2018 the Karnataka High Court stayed all proceedings with respect to the allotment of 238 LPG distributorships in the state by the Indian Oil Corporation. Jayna Kothari was the counsel for the petitioner Karnataka Rajya Vikalachetanara Rakshana Samiti.
- CLPR in partnership with Centre for Reproductive Rights released the Policy Brief “Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India” at the Karnataka Judicial Academy on 10th Feb 2018.
- On 8th Feb 2018, Satya Prasoon and Ashwini Tallur of CLPR wrote in The Wire about Tiranga Nationalism and the protection of free speech. They analyse “symbolic speech” – the use of national symbols to support or protest against a cause.
- Ashwini Tallur and Satya Prasoon, associates at CLPR, discussed the role of the Supreme Court as a conflict manager, in The Print on 8th Feb 2018. in the context of its handling of the Babri-Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case (Ayodhya matter).
- 6th Feb 1964: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was elected to the Constituent Assembly from Central Provinces & Berar and was a member in 2 important Sub-Committees – one on Fundamental Rights and the other on Minority Rights. She died in 1964.
- Shyam Divan concluded his arguments in the first half the 6th Day of hearings in the Aadhaar Act case. Kapil Sibal started his arguments, stressing on the need for data security and the near impossible task of ensuring complete safety of data collected in the digital world.
- On Day 8 of the Aadhaar Act case Kapil Sibal highlighted the dangers to privacy inherent in the implementation of Aadhaar where among other things had resulted in data collected being held in a centralized database which was vulnerable to hacking attacks.
- On Day 9, Kapil Sibal’s arguments in the Aadhaar Act case were on the use of biometrics and its contingent problems like beneficiaries being denied access to their rightful entitlements and the State having access metadata on the individual which could be used for purposes not linked to Aadhaar schemes.
- On 8th Feb 2018 the 3 judge bench heard the Babri Masjid – Ram Janmabhoomi case. On this, the 3rd day of the case, Mr. Ejaz Maqbool, the AoR for the petitioner requested that the hearing be listed for a later date so all the documents submitted for the case could be translated. The bench postponed the case to 14.03.2018