Issue II

11. Fantasy League and Gambling Laws in India – A Critique

By Aditya Balaji

From Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

Gambling is an activity that is usually frowned upon. People tend to lose their hard-earned money because of it and has often caused various financial problems and has caused an addiction to people. With the advent of online gaming, fantasy league has taken the forefront and allows players to form their teams based on the players playing the sport in real life and can take part in competitions by paying some amount and compete for a huge sum of the cash pool. This paper goes through the gambling laws in India, analyses the issues and controversies faced by Dream11 through the various judicial interventions that were undertaken on this matter, and finally talks about how the current or existing laws have played into this and if there is a change that is required in the laws that govern the field of gambling.

12. Restitution of Conjugal Rights – A Mutilating Blot on Indian Marital Society

By Rupesh Dutta

From Law Centre 1, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Marriage in Indian society has been termed a sacrosanct institution, given the role it plays in human resource generation and the maintenance of the social order in the society. Given the era, we live in and the kind of departure we have made in terms of our social and matrimonial living, ideally, spouses should have equal rights within marriage and also when it comes to end the tie. However, Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act defines a Restitution of Conjugal Rights concept where a spouse has the right to approach the court to seek an order to get back his/her spouse for cohabitation after either of the duos have moved out of the other’s society, and regarded as exercisable in law by each partner in a marriage, actually nullifies India’s matrimonial growth and emerges as a blot on the purpose of marriage even when the country from where the concept emerged has long done away with.

13. Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Education

By Aradhya Shrivastav & Vivek Raj

From Symbiosis Law School, Pune & Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

The recent outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic has gravely affected education systems around the world. The stakeholders of almost all educational systems have transitioned themselves to online modes of education where it poses both causes; benefits and challenges. This study aims to understand the impact of Covid-19 on education and the subsequent shift to online education and e-learning systems. Through primary and secondary data, this study helps us understand the strengths and obstacles of the emergence of online education. We conclude that online education has a lot of potential in enhancing education but requires collaboration and co-operation among various stakeholders to succeed during the pandemic and further on.