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Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Constitutional, Commercial, Gender, Media, Tech, International Law. Global FoE Expert @Columbia. @Time Magazine's 100, 2022
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May 11, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Thread: Today the Hon'ble Delhi High Court was split on the question: should a husband's rape of his wife be prosecuted under rape law? Justice RS Shakdher has held the exception to be unconstitutional, per Petitioners' submissions, the burden of proof remains on complainant. n/1 Hon'ble Justice Hari Shankar disagrees. The Petitioners believe that all women have an inherent right to sexual autonomy, bodily integrity and free sexual expression. Losing the right to say no also takes away a married woman's ability,  to say a joyful yes to her husband. n/2
Jul 18, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Furious. The government response to the use of #Pegasus appear to admit that phones of a constitutional authority, a Supreme Court judge, the legal community, as well as lawyers and opposition leaders have been illegally hacked. 1/n
m.thewire.in/article/govern… To those who say- if you've done nothing wrong you have nothing tp hide, everybody has something 't0 hide' . If there's a case against you, by government or one of the Electoral Bond holders of the ruling party, do you want them to know legally privileged facts & strategy? 2/n
May 27, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
My view of the #TarunTejpalCase in detail in this interview.
1) The Sessions Court has not mere displayed ignorance of law on s53 of Evidence Act works in trial, on circumstances in which burden of proof is on prosecution to produce allegedly exculpatory evidence etc. 2. Sessions Court has violated law of privacy, s228A of IPC, victim's identity yes, but also her other allegedly flirtatious chats which have
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Jun 9, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
Thread on @Paytm's case against phishing fraud: I'm representing Paytm in a case that seeks to protect its customers from phishing. Phishing's a type of fraud, the fraudster deceives customers into sharing sensitive bank details in response to a fraudulent text or phone call. 1/n The legal regime is clear. The TCCCPR 2018 regulation, says it's Telcos that carry the responsibility to prevent & punish phishing, it's they who issue the bulk sim cards & deceptive headers & SMS content (eg VM-VPYATM at top of the text message) that enables fraudsters. 2/n
Mar 28, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Really quite predictable. Modi ji announces #LockdownWithoutPlan, migrant workers inevitably start toiling home, all media is aggressively deployed to #ArrestKejriwal. The CM who's actually working to feed everybody. Classic incompetence + aggression. Yes, three days notice to people plus three days of planning and ramping up capacity would have saved a lot of pain and made the lockdown work better. That Modi ji is missing again tells us how bad it is. #LockdownWithoutPlan
Feb 23, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Here is why @ReallySwara is absolutely right. The NRC is already in the law. Section 14A of the Citizenship Act. It has been elaborated on in the Rules. And connected to the NPR. #swarabhaskar #MathematicianSwara #RubikaLiyaquat
Dec 30, 2019 4 tweets 1 min read
I will ally with and support a Muslim who appeals to allah and a Hindu who appeals to Shiva as long- and only as long - as they embrace atheists abd those of other religions. 1/n Of course I'm apprehensive about religion as a central part of anti- Hindutva discourse. It feels like religion is what got us here in the first place. Islamists' insinuation into Kashmiriyat has only been taken over by far greater oppressions by Hindutavadis - but it exists. 2/n
Dec 19, 2019 6 tweets 1 min read
Imp: people who don't have papers to prove citizenship for NRC, will *only* get access to the CAA track if they can prove they're
1. The right religion
AND (not or)
2. From Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan
That leaves out most of India. Hindu, Muslim, everybody. The protests should also be for the Hindu woman from Bulandshehr who doesn't have citizenship proof and certainly can't say she's from Pakistan or Afghanistan or Bangladesh.