The Resurgence of Inheritance Taxation in India Boon or Bane?

By Jagyansh Kumar | 16 July 2024

Abstract The debate over reintroducing inheritance taxation in India has gained attention due to comments by Congress Overseas Chairman Sam Pitroda. This tax, known as the death levy, would be levied on the property inherited by legal successors. While it aims to reduce inequality and boost revenue, critics argue it may be a double burden. Continue reading

Addressing the Challenges Posed by AI in India

By Adv. Prashant Mali, Ph.D. | 25 June 2024

Introduction For the last few decades Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been advancing at an unprecedented pace globally. A few decades ago, the perpetration of AI to the present extent would have been a far-fetched idea, but today, it is our reality. AI is continuously developing and pervading almost every crucial aspect of our lives. AI Continue reading

Moving Beyond the Doctrine of Dilution in the Context of Well-Known Trademarks

By Japmeet Singh Bajaj | 03 April 2024

Abstract This article seeks to argue against the doctrine of dilution for adjudicating on infringement of well-known marks and explores the doctrine of deceptive similarity as a potential solution. It establishes that the doctrine of deceptive similarity, as used by the court before the introduction of the Trademark Act of 1999, is not enough to Continue reading

DNLU-SLJ Call for Papers – Volume III (2024)

By Editor, SLJ | 21 February 2024

Dharmashastra National Law University Student Law Journal calls for unique and unpublished research papers, Short Notes, Book Reviews and Case Comments – Volume III (2024) About the Journal: Dharmashastra National Law University–Student Law Journal (DNLU-SLJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed, student-run academic journal that endeavours to advance rigorous research across various facets of law such as Continue reading

Redefining Divorce Dynamics and Decoding Judicial Boundaries: Unravelling the Impact of Shilpa Sailesh v. Varun Sreenivasan

By Astitva Singh | 25 November 2023

Introduction The case of Shilpa Sailesh vs Varun Sreenivasan marks a significant milestone in the annals of Indian family law, heralding a paradigm shift in the judiciary’s approach to marital disputes and the dissolution of marriage. The case originated from a deeply contested matrimonial dispute between Shilpa Sailesh and Varun Sreenivasan, both parties embroiled in Continue reading


By Editor, SLJ | 02 November 2023

Organised by DNLU Student Law Journal, in collaboration with REGSTREET Law Advisors The deadline for the submission of the Essays is extended from 27th November 2023 to 15th December 2023. About the Competition The competition is an opportunity for legal enthusiasts to engage with the intricate dimensions of Capital Markets and Securities Laws. It aims to foster Continue reading

Demystifying the Countervailing Jurisprudence on Provident Fund Dues

By Ashu Daga & Dhairya Gawde | 01 November 2023

Abstract We often hear disclaimers and cautions against going headfast into jobs that seem to show meagre growth potential and unstable security. But do these risks limit themselves to the initial period of job hunting? Or do they stretch to situations where one might have to forsake their earnings simply because their company can no longer Continue reading

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.

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.

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
Professor, 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
Former Vice-Chancellor, HPNLU Shimla

Prof. Prabhakar Singh
Professor, BML Munjal University, Gurugram

Dr. Ajar Rab
Founding Partner, ANR Law LLP

Mr. Manan Lahoty
Equity Partner, Induslaw

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