Non-Compliance with Statutory Quotas by National Law Universities

Like with the previous years, most National Law Universities have failed to adhere to the statutorily mandated reservation for Specially Abled Persons, this year as well. In this regard, we bring to you an extensive analysis of this issue by Harshit Pande, an Assistant Director with IDIA. Non-Compliance with Statutory Quotas by National Law Universities…

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Representation to CLAT Implementation Committee on Failure to Publish Consolidated and Category Wise Rank Lists

After the utter mismanagement in the organisation of the Common Law Admission Test, the CLAT authorities have failed to come out with a consolidated as well as a category wise merit/rank list of all the students who took the test. As of now, the results are only accessible through candidates’ individual log in system and…

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Media Coverage of Our Petition in the Delhi HC Highlighting Aadhaar Data Breaches

A writ petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court by Prof. Shamnad Basheer, our managing trustee, alleging violation of right to privacy and bringing to light the various data breaches in relation to the Aadhaar project. In light of these breaches, the Petition, inter alia, prays for a court appointed independent investigative/audit committee,…

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Misc. Petition seeking stay on appointment of IPAB Vice Chairperson

Prof (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer has filed a Miscellaneous Petition before Hon’ble Madras High Court seeking a stay on appointment of Vice-Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. This Petition is in continuation to the Public Interest Litigation filed by Prof. Basheer in 2011 challenging the constitutional validity of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in 2011…

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RTI Act v. Patents Act

The PIL essentially argues that the RTI Act trumps all other information dispensation mechanisms under other specific legislations (such as the Patents Act). In particular, patent information is vital information that should be made available in an easy and affordable manner to the public. A patent is a twenty year monopoly and this monopoly is…

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