Bonded labor: The ugly reality of modern India

Trigger warning: This story contains physical assault, harassment, and suicidal thoughts that readers may find disturbing. “I was barely eight years old when I touched those silk threads for the first time, so it is ironic that I have never owned a silk sari in my life… they were always more expensive than I could afford,” says … More Bonded labor: The ugly reality of modern India

The Bloody Laws: Why Menstruation Leaves Should Be A Public Policy Issue In India.

Earlier this month, Zomato, which is a global food delivery company based in India, drew both praise and criticism for introducing a new workplace policy for company employees to take paid leaves for periods. The chief executive of the food delivery service said that the policy, which could be availed by both women and transgender … More The Bloody Laws: Why Menstruation Leaves Should Be A Public Policy Issue In India.

Payment of Minimum wage a fundamental right conferred under Article 21 & 23 of Constitution of India

In a recent national webinar, the former Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam stated “any wage that is above minimum wage but below promised amount is a labour dispute, but any wage paid below minimum wage is a violation of Fundamental rights.” The International Labour Organisation defines Minimum wages as “the minimum amount of remuneration … More Payment of Minimum wage a fundamental right conferred under Article 21 & 23 of Constitution of India

Minimum Wages- Our Fundamental Right

On 11th July 2020, during a national webinar on ‘Entitlement of Minimum Wages- A Fundamental Right’, former Chief Justice Hon’ble P. Sathasivam reiterated that “the states have a constitutional responsibility and employers have statutory responsibilities in the issue of minimum wage”  Non-payment of minimum wages or reluctance on the part of the employer in paying … More Minimum Wages- Our Fundamental Right

Courts And The Church Need To Stop Failing Survivors When Their Rapists Offer Marriage

On July 15, 2020, the Hindustan Times[1] reported that a former Kerala priest and rape convict Robin Vadakkumchery had moved to Court in a bid seeking permission to marry the survivor. The initial reaction any sane person can have to this is rageful disgust, for obvious reasons, followed by shocked disbelief, and then, the seeping in … More Courts And The Church Need To Stop Failing Survivors When Their Rapists Offer Marriage