The challenge to the fundamental right to privacy presents itself as an excuse to safeguard ambiguous threats and interests. Between this or that and ‘public interest’ or ‘individual privacy, the fundamental right gets neglected. Thus, these ambiguities often favour the state and its negotiation of rights instead of individuals. Shiv Chhatrala and Saloni Pradhan write about the changing meaning and conception of the right to privacy.
Over the past few years, mainstream media has given to itself the right to investigate, adjudicate and pronounce verdict over high-profile cases. In 2020, the Sushant Singh Rajput death took a vile turn as the media crossed all bounds, conducting a parallel trial and a witchhunt of the accused. Yashdeep Lakra analyses this trial by media, questioning, what it does to the dispensation of justice and the rights of the accused?
Right to Information Act has witnessed a rapid downsizing of its potency. The 2019 Amendment, together with recent developments of 2020, ripped the Act off its salient objectives. In this article, Masoom Reza discusses the impact of the waning efficacy of the Act and answers as to how it can still be resurrected.