articles by Radhika Agarwal


Punjab and Haryana High Court according legal person status to animals a step forward to stop cruelty against them

The aim behind the bestowal of the status of ‘legal person’ on animals is the prevention of animal cruelty.


PIL in SC on entry of women in mosques: Judiciary must balance freedom of religion and right to equality

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by a Muslim couple from Pune, praying that women be allowed to enter mosques.


Uttarakhand HC did right to reject plea by Ramdev's firm against benefit-sharing; India's custodians of traditional knowledge must be protected

On 27 December, the Uttarakhand High Court directed yoga guru Ramdev's company Divya Pharmacy to share the profits from its sale of herbal products, manufactured from the traditional knowledge of India's indigenous communities, with local residents.