Trimex Industries Pvt Ltd v. Sathavahana Ispat Ltd: Conundrum of Exercising Judicial-Review at Pre-approval Stage

By Shashwat Bhutani | 22 July 2023

Abstract The pre-approval stage of the resolution plan, which occurs before the NCLT accepts the plan, is a crucial stage and can make or break the entire resolution process. However, there is a lack of clarity regarding the tribunal’s power to intervene and adjudicate upon the issues arising at this stage, which has created uncertainty Continue reading

Are All the Amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act Appropriate?

By Joshua Jose & Hari Keshav Manohar | 19 June 2023

Abstract The article reviews the legislative changes to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971. It first provides background to the construction of the Act and proceeds to enumerate the various changes it has undergone. The author then elaborates upon the transformation and metamorphosis the Act has undergone to offer a critique of its various Continue reading

Kush Kalra Paragon of Gender Equality and Women Candidature in NDA Exam: A Critique of Women Entry in Indian Army

By Ashutosh Jagtap, Samraddhi Saxena | 17 May 2023

Abstract The right against discrimination is bestowed by the Indian Constitution and given by people to themselves by respecting and creating a nation of equals. Revering this right, all institutions are urged to develop a gender-neutral and inclusive environment. Armed forces have long fallen back into their patriarchal seats, viewing, controlling, and regulating entry into Continue reading

The Draft Population Bill of Uttar Pradesh: A Critique from Disability Lens

By Masoom Reza | 05 May 2023

The article examines the proposed The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021, through the lens of disability rights and argues that the draft law was prepared with complete insensitivity towards disabled people. 

The Bill aims to control the population by limiting government incentives and benefits to those who have two children and has received criticism for its regressive approach. The article suggests that the law should be reassessed and take into account the principles of UNCRPD, RPwD Act, and constitutional jurisprudence pertaining to disability law. The government should also consider the objections of relevant stakeholders and avoid promoting exclusionary practices and stereotypes.

Oblivisci and the Right to Be Forgotten in India

By Prerna Shree | 22 April 2023

ABSTRACT This is the twenty-first Century and we live in the internet era where everything is transforming into digital, including an omnipresent, global, and hugely accessible media to almost 4.88 billion internet users. The internet allows us to access a wealth of information, including daily news that provides extensive details on various topics, locations, and Continue reading

ECtHR’s Deference to National Authorities: An Analysis in Relation to Exclusive Cases of Public Morality and Cases Involving Sexual Component

By Shikhar Srivastava | 19 April 2023

Abstract ECtHR is under an obligation to account for the national constitutional values and context of the state while adjudicating on the matters relating to freedom of expression. It is generally argued by the scholars that all the cases restricting freedom of expression circumscribing public morals are subject to deference to national authorities. However, the Continue reading

Glass Ceiling In The Legal Profession —A Curse To The Indian Legal System

By Akshay Pathak, Neha Kumari | 03 April 2023

Beginning with the acceptance of Cornelia Sorabji into the Allahabad High court in 1921 to rehearse as an advocate, the Indian legal system has come up a long way since India’s independence. Officially, after the Legal Practitioners’ (Women) Act of 1923 was passed, the restrictions on Indian women practising law were abolished. At least on paper, allowing female advocates access to the Indian courts.

The Trend of Casual and Cryptic Bail Orders: Vice of Arbitrariness

By Arushita Singh | 25 March 2023

It has been observed that in recent years, the High courts of India have been approving or refusing bail orders in a cryptic and arbitrary manner in an increasing number of cases. This phenomenon can have deleterious ramifications for society and has the potential to ultimately erode trust in a just, fair, and reasonable judicial system. The judges of the High Courts have developed a propensity to particularly make generic statements about how “the facts and the circumstances have been considered” in such rulings which allowed the grant or rejection of the bail.

Should Constitutional Protection under the Ninth Schedule be extended to the Jharkhand Bills on Reservation and Land Reform?

By Teesha Deb | 26 February 2023 | 0 Comments

The article attempts to test the constitutionality of the inclusion of the Jharkhand Reservation and Land Reform bills under the Ninth Schedule. Before answering the question, the article delves into the provisions of the Constitution which deal with Reservation. Although the Constitution grants reservation to several disadvantaged social groups, the paper constricts its scope to those articles which deal with the Reservation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Economically Weaker Sections of the Society.

Dharmashastra National Law University Student law Journal (DNLU-SLJ) calls for unique and unpublished research papers, Short Notes, Book Reviews & Case Comments – Volume II (2023)

By Editor, SLJ | 26 February 2023

About the Journal Student Law Journal (DNLU-SLJ) is a peer-reviewed, student-run academic journal with the mission of disseminating high-caliber research on law and legal studies from all angles, including comparative, global, and transdisciplinary views. As a flagship initiative of DNLU, the journal was conceptualized to provide a peculiar platform for expression of opinions, thoughts and Continue reading

Workshop on Legal Research And Academic Writing

By Adithya Variath | 11 December 2022

About the workshop on legal research and academic writing The lecture on legal research and academic writing was organised by the DNLU Student Law Journal Committee. The resource person for the event was Mr. Adithya Anil Variath, Assistant Professor of law, MNLU Mumbai. This workshop was aimed at introducing the students with nuances of academic Continue reading

Call for Articles (DNLU Student Law Journal-Online)

By Editorial Board | 26 November 2022

Call for Articles for the Online Journal of DNLU SLJ The DNLU Student Law Journal-Online is inviting submissions on a rolling basis.  Submission Guidelines We invite submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year from members of the bar, legal professionals, law students, or others who are interested in publishing with us and wish Continue reading

Book Review: A Defense of Rule: Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India by Stuart Gray (Published by Oxford University Press, 2017)

By Aakash Singh Rathore | 20 November 2022 | 0 Comments

By Aakash Singh Rathore
The majority of human history’s 7000 or so years has witnessed state formations not legitimized by constitutions but instead by metaphysical ideas like god or nation or else simply by dominance. The legitimizing constitution of the democratic state, flourishing only some 70 years or so, is rare and precious because it interrupts the long-standing priority of the natural right of the dominant to rule, replacing it with the inalienable dignity of the human person. In the Preamble to the Indian Constitution, the dignity of the individual is even lexically prior to the unity of the nation. Important things follow from this.

Case Comment : Aparna Bhat and Others v. State of Madhya Pradesh and Another: Solemnizing Masculinity Through Rape the Quest for Justice

By Dr. Gireesh Kumar J & Arjun Philip George | 20 November 2022

Dr. Gireesh Kumar J & Arjun Philip George Cite as : Kumar J G and George AP, “Aparna Bhat and Others v. State of Madhya Pradesh and Another: Solemnizing Masculinity Through Rape the Quest for Justice” (2021) I DNLU Student Law Journal <>.

Regulating the Unregulated Video-on-demand Platforms in India

By Ravi Singh Chhikara & Abhinav Arora | 20 November 2022

Ravi Singh Chhikara & Abhinav Arora The exponential growth of popularity of video-on-demand platforms has brought a new regulatory challenge for the legislature. This paper ultimately advocates that it is high time that the government of India takes a paternalistic role and enacts a different pre-publication regulatory framework for video-on-demand platforms. The paper first clarifies Continue reading

About The Dharmashastra National Law University- Student Law Journal

Dharmashastra National Law University – Student Law Journal (DNLU-SLJ) is a peer-reviewed, student-run academic journal with the mission of disseminating high-caliber research on law and legal studies from all angles, including comparative, global, and transdisciplinary views. As a flagship initiative of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (DNLU), the journal was conceptualized to provide a peculiar platform for expression of opinions, thoughts and views of the student fraternity by publications in forms of scholarly articles, research papers, book reviews and case studies.

It is directed by an editorial board and an advisory board made up of eminent jurists. The Patron-in-Chief of the Journal is the Honourable Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. It neither adheres to a particular ideology nor restricts itself to DNLU student fraternity, rather it invites scholarly writings on inter-disciplinary and engaging deliberations on diverse fields of law. It aims to bring together the scholars in the legal and related fields through their work that rethink and reimagine the confines of the legal system through novel approaches to design and methodology.

The mandate of the Journal includes promotion of academic research and writing among students and incentivize their involvement in research. As a flagship Initiative, it hopes to set high standard of legal research and abide by the research and publication ethics such as the norms of plagiarism, data accuracy, conflict of interest etc., to enable quality readership and reach a wider audience.

After the successful launch and publication of DNLU-SLJ, Volume 1 which was a result of meticulous conceptualization and consultations, intellectual discussions and free exchange of ideas, DNLUSLJ, the hope of emerging as a leading forum for students and academicians to engage in discussions on varied subjects of contemporary significance. The journal seeks to achieve newer and greater heights and keep the spirit of legal scepticism alive.

Advisory Board

Prof. Richard Albert
William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, and Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao
Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law

Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Pratap Singh
Vice-Chancellor, NLU Tripura

Prof. Yaniv Roznai
Associate Professor at the Harry Radzyner Law School

Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal
Vice-Chancellor, SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat

Prof. Abhijit Das
Former head of the Centre for WTO Studies, New Delhi

Prof. (Dr.) Nishtha Jaswal
Vice-Chancellor, HPNLU Shimla

Prof. Prabhakar Singh
DAAD Professor of Law at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Dr. Ajar Rab
Partner, Rab and Rab Associates LLP, Dehradun

Mr. Manan Lahoty
Partner, Induslaw

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