Category: Updates

Parliament passes the NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2014: many gains; some losses

The Lawyers Collective welcomes the passage of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (“NDPS”) by Parliament late last week. The amendments make important, path breaking changes for medical access to narcotic drugs by removing barriers that date back to 1985, when the Act was first introduced. The...

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HIV/AIDS Bill tabled in the Rajya Sabha

11 February, 2014- The HIV Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha today at 12:10 p.m. amidst constant din and confusion. Health Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad introduced the Bill which after consensus was accepted to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha. Lawyers Collective welcomes the move since this is...

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Supreme Court fails the LGBT community again

28th January, 2014: In a case of a missed opportunity to reconsider its decision which recriminalised the homosexual and transgender persons, the Supreme Court of India has dismissed the review petitions filed against its decision of 11.12.2013 in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation (Civil Appeal No. 10972 of 2013). In...

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