As the world still reels with the global pandemic, the Indian Journal of Law and Justice (ISSN-0976: 3570) proudly steps in its eleventh year. Over the past ten years, the journal has strived to contribute to the academic discourse surrounding legal and multi-disciplinary issues in the Indian Sub-continent as well as globally by publishing articles by both students and established scholars, as well as domestic and international authors.
Already recognized by the UGC and included as a CARE-Listed Journal, the Indian Journal of Law and Justice, since 2019, has achieved the feat of being acknowledged by the internationally acclaimed online database and journal, HeinOnline. Anyone with a subscription of HeinOnline, now can access the Indian Journal of Law and Justice.
IJLJ welcomes articles that promote a better understanding of legal phenomenon and legal decisions made by judges, courts or regulatory agencies. Theoretical papers are welcome, provided they have a strong basis in law and allied social issues. We also accept case studies as well as empirical analyses – including empirical investigations. While IJLJ does not favour any particular topic, it does have a focus on new and emerging problems. Themes and issues based on Indian Sub-Continent as it is felt important to exploit the sub-continent’s considerable institutional diversity in order to build a more robust body of theory and empirical evidence. However, we do not wish to confine ourselves to the above; the purpose of the journal is also to showcase the diversity of legal issues as supplied by an international mix of authors.
Turning to our recent journal issue, we again present a diverse selection of stimulating articles from authors and scholars. This Volume touches upon Women’s Issues on ‘Widow’s Right of Property’, ‘Female Foeticide’, ‘Political Participation of Women’, ‘Participatory Governance through Women’s Representation in Gujarat’ and ‘Indian Agricultural Policies with reference to Women Farmers’. Comprehensive analysis of ‘Problems of Migrant Workers in the Post-Pandemic India’ and ‘Rights of Hawkers under the Indian Legal Framework’ have been made. Special mention is due to the article on ‘Prospects and Challenges of Outer Space Exploration with Nuclear Power Sources’ examining the socio-economic and legal concerns of Nuclear Power Sources along with technical challenges at national and international level.
Research-based articles on two opposing facets of Right to Privacy, i.e., ‘Right to be Forgotten’ and ‘Right to Information under Constitutional Jurisprudence’ provide for engaging reads.
The article on ‘Justice Hidayatullah’s contribution to Freedom to Speech and Expression’ makes a significant contribution that builds on previous research about Justice Hidayatullah. A very valuable review and critique of recent
development in the field of citizenship law in India has been delivered in ‘Traversing the Pathways of Citizenship: A Voyage of Contemporary Legal Regime of India’. Contributions on ‘Community Policing in State of Meghalaya’, ‘Law as an Instrument of Social Change’ and ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’ are replete with informative material for researchers in the fields and are based on key contentions.
The volume also contains two Notes and Comments on ‘Relevance of Consumer Protection Act in E-Commerce’ and ‘Development of Sustainable Energy in India’ and a Book Review.
I thank all contributors for their submissions to this edition and their cooperation with the editorial team during the production phase. I would also like to express my gratitude to the entire Editorial Team whose commitment and perseverance made this publication possible.
Suggestions and opinions for the improvement of the journal is solicited.
With Best Wishes
Prof. (Dr.) RathinBandhopadhyay