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Takshashila Policy Advisory — Comments to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill

By Ajay Patri and Manasa Venkataraman Executive Summary This document contains recommendations and comments in response to the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (Bill) released by the Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Justice B. N. Srikrishna (Justice...

A welcome twist to demonetization

The government’s most recent amendment mandating that wages be paid by cheque or bank transfers is a welcome by-product of the demonetization drive. President Pranab Mukherjee promulgated with immediate effect an ordinance amending the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 on...

India needs a new refugee policy

India needs an asylum policy to be able to allocate resources appropriately, to monitor the sheltering of  refugees that it hosts, and to disallow unwanted infiltrators from entering its territory.  By Manasa Venkataraman (@nasac) Caught off guard by millions of persecuted Syrians fleeing...

Acts of War and the Right to Self Defence in International Law – What are States bound by?

Conventional definitions of war are insufficient in the face of increasing global terror. These definitions must be revisited to provide states with the appropriate means to protect themselves against such acts of aggression. by Manasa Venkataraman (@nasac) Recent global events raise...