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The Desk

Farm Laws Repealed – What Now for the ‘Right to Protest’?

DESK BRIEF: After the farm laws repeal, will the SC make it harder for protests to make a significant impact?

24th Nov 2021

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The Desk

The Farmers’ Protests and the Court: A Recap

The Union announced the repeal of the farm laws, but the SC has not decided on its constitutionality and the scope right to protest.

20th Nov 2021

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Recasting the Right to Protest: Shaheen Bagh to Lakhimpur Kheri

We discuss the Supreme Court's engagements with the farmers' right to protest in the context of the Heckler's Veto principle.

18th Oct 2021

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Mukesh v State of Tripura

The Supreme Court will decide whether to quash the FIRs against 102 people, out of which 4 were arrested, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) for criticising the handling of the communal violence in Tripura. The Court will also decide whether Sections 2(1)(o), 13 and 45(d)(5) of the UAPA are constitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 17, 2021

Last Updated: November 11, 2021

Bench:N.V. Ramana J, Hima Kohli J, A.S. Bopanna J

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Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors v Union of India & Ors.

The Court will decide if the three farm laws: Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 are constitutionally valid.

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Last Updated: November 19, 2021

Bench:A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J, Sharad Bobde J

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