- 20 Sep 2020
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Time to revisit Article 22
The issue of having preventive detention laws was contentious right from the days of the Constituent Assembly and needs to be re-examined.
This opinion was published in Deccan Herald on September 20, 2020.
About the Authors
Alok Prasanna Kumar is Co-Founder and Lead, Vidhi Karnataka. His areas of research include judicial reforms, Constitutional law, urban development, and law and technology. He graduated with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons) from the NALSAR University in 2008 and obtained the BCL from the University of Oxford in 2009. He writes a monthly column for the Economic and Political Weekly and has published in the Indian Journal of Constitutional Law and National Law School of India Review apart from media outlets such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Scroll, Quint and Caravan. He has practiced in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court from the chambers of Mr Mohan Parasaran, and currently also co-hosts the Ganatantra podcast on IVM Podcasts.
Life, law, language
Rohan J. Alva’s book enquires into the fascinating history of one such instance of changed meaning: the fate of 'due process' in Article 21 of the Constitution
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