ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Gaurika Chugh

Understanding Fair Compensation

Fair compensation remains the sole ground for challenging the authority of the state on the contentious issue of land acquisition, by those affected by it. The issue of fair compensation is looked at, through a theoretical lens of Rawls’s conception of “justice as fairness” by critically analysing the amendments to the land acquisition acts and understanding the different methods adopted by the legislature and the judiciary for calculating a “fair” market value of the land. Although different methods are adopted to determine this value, the fact remains that they cannot reform land markets in India.

COVID-19 to Lockdown (Mis)-management

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned out to be the biggest humanitarian disaster of the century. This crisis has been effectuated due to the authoritativeness of the state that has used its powers under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the hitherto Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 without paying heed to the decentralisation of powers, devolution of duties, and building community resilience.