Child Soldiers, IHL and Video Games

Child Soldiers as per the International Law Children receive special protection under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law during armed conflict. During both international and non-international armed conflicts, children benefit from the general protection provided for civilians not taking part in hostilities. International Humanitarian Law (IHL) prohibits…

Religion Is Not A Competition

It is unfortunate, but some people like to compare their religion with other religions. It becomes a matter of pride for them, to compare and find reasons to feel superior to others. "My religion is the best and the more tolerant. My religion is more progressive. Men and Women have…

An open letter to my friends.

Dear Reader, I'm writing this to inform you that I will delete my WhatsApp account on 15 May 2021. I know that you are well aware of the reasons why. That's why in this letter I'm not going to tell you about the reasons why our online privacy and security…

Reading The Fine Print: YKA’s Terms of Service

Youth Ki Awaaz has a growing community of more than 75000 writers, users and creators – and is read by more than 4 million people every month. But there is one thing which nobody reads, and that is their Terms of Service. Unlike other companies, Youth Ki Awaaz’s ToS is…

WhatsApp Is Crumbling And We Aren't Rumbling

Pompeii is a city of legend and myth whose story got frozen in time by ash and dust in a catastrophe that could have been avoided to an extent had its inhabitants listened to Mount Vesuvius’ warnings. But they didn’t, and their mistake will never be forgotten, as history…

Access To Education During COVID and Beyond

COVID-19 has affected our lifestyle in every front. In current times access to education solely depends on the access to the internet, as a result, not everyone is able to enjoy their right to education. People with poor or no internet connection and no access to smartphones or computers are…

Role Of State Practices In The Evolution Of Customary International Law

Here I will throw some light on the evolution of customary international law through different state practices and how it different it is from the evolution of humankind. But first, we need to understand what amounts to international law, that is, what are the sources of international law. Article 38…

The Case Against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

Do you know the terms “religion”, “minority”, “persecuted” are not used in the CAA? Then why do the government says that the CAA is to give Indian citizenship to the religious minority from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, facing persecution? But first, we need to understand who is a migrant? According…