- 1 Mar 2021
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Can govt shut down the internet when faced with dissent? Here’s what West Africa’s Community Court of Justice decreed last year
Part 4 of the series ‘Free to Air’ series
This opinion was published in The Times of India on March 01, 2021.
About the Authors
Vistasp is a Research Fellow at Vidhi Maharashtra. After completing a Bachelors in Mass Media from HR College, Mumbai in 2014 and a LLB from the University of Mumbai in 2018, Vistasp has primarily interned in the area of litigation and arbitration and has interned at law firms such as Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe and MV Kini & Co. He was a judicial intern of the Hon’ble Justice S J Kathawala of the Bombay High Court and has also interned with Senior Counsel Venkatesh Dhond of the Bombay High Court. Since doing his LLB, Vistasp have worked with Vidhii Partners, Mumbai where he was a part of the Litigation and Arbitration team and has handled matters under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, the Maharashtra Rent Control Act and has also appeared before the Bombay High Court, NCLT Mumbai, Small Causes Court, and various Arbitral Tribunals. He also did a summer school programme in International Arbitration from Leiden University in 2019 and later pursued a LLM in Corporate and Financial Laws from Jindal Global Law School, graduating in 2020. He is an avid traveller, a pianist and die-hard aviation enthusiast.
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That the Indian Parliament is being increasingly characterised by political grandstanding is hardly a surprise. The withering away of Parliament’s deliberative role has been gradual but significant. Questions were justifiably raised when in the preceding years, certain far-reaching legislation were passed as ‘Money Bills’ despite not strictly falling within the constitutional definition of the term. The Farm Bills of 2020 will forever bear the (dubious) distinction of being passed amid a blatant violation of the Rules of Procedure of the Rajya Sabha. And then, there is the Monsoon Session of 2021
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