Ep. 674: Regulating Judicial Data

India’s judicial system is in need of a whole host of reforms. However, one crucial aspect of this reform process should be the regulation of judicial data. This requires ensuring the right balance between transparency and privacy.

In this episode, Aakanksha Mishra and Siddharth Mandrekar Rao talk to Sarthak Pradhan, about the reasons and the mechanisms for regulating judicial data.

Aakanksha Mishra is a Research Associate with Daksh. She is a dual-qualified lawyer eligible to practice in India and New York. Siddharth Mandrekar Rao is a Research Associate with Daksh. At Daksh, his research focuses on political economy and the judiciary.

Check out the paper discussed in the podcast – https://dakshindia.org/judicial-data-regulation/

Ep. 652: India’s Free Speech Challenge

The first amendment of India’s Constitution allowed the right to freedom of speech and expression to be “reasonably restricted”. This amendment created a distinct space for the judiciary and the legislature to produce an ambiguous stream of interpretations to address the vagueness associated with terminologies such as ‘reasonable’, ‘in the interest of’, ‘public order’, ‘decency’, ‘morality’, ‘incitement’ etc.

Ratika Gaur and Apurva Kumar explore the possible reasons for this ambiguity. They also examine the immediate effects of this ambiguity on the reach and scope of Article 19(1)(a), which lays out the right to free speech. Finally, they consider possible solutions that can be achieved through creative policy interventions.

Ratika is a political scientist who has been researching freedom of speech and expression. She is an Assistant Professor at Miranda House and is also pursuing PGP at Takshashila.

ಅಭಿವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ vs ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ. Freedom or Expression?

Deepika Kinhal and Alok Prasanna Kumar talk to host Pavan Srinath about how Indians like Disha Ravi are being arrested for speaking out. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/I0rE9JdptQmOO0H7′ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಜನರನ್ನು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ್ರೋಹದ ಆರೋಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನ್ಯಾಯಯುತ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ಅನುಸರಿಸಿಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ  ಕಾನೂನುಬಾಹಿರ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನ ತಡೆಗಟ್ಟುವ ಕಾಯಿದೆಯನ್ನು (UAPA)  ಜಾರಿಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಕೀಲರಾದ ದೀಪಿಕಾ ಕಿನ್ನಾಳ ಮತ್ತು ಅಲೋಕ್ …

A 21st Century Justice Platform for India

Leah Verghese and Surya Prakash from Daksh India talk to host Pavan Srinath about how a 21st-century justice platform can transform access to justice for Indians, on Episode 141 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IYd6N9FqcXGmIp8A’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In 2020, it is impossible for migrant workers who have gone back to their home …

The Supreme Court of India in 2020

Alok Prasanna Kumar returns to Episode 131 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about the dire institutional state of India’s highest court.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/EttnpuhiI8r4Yzh8′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Two years ago, four senior judges of the Supreme Court of India held an unprecedented press conference to tell the public that there was an ongoing …

A Bottom-Up Look at India’s Judiciary

This is Episode 114 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11465747/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] India’s judicial system operates at three levels: the Supreme Court at the national level, High Courts at the state level, and city or district level courts at the local level. A lot of the public interest in how India’s …