Sonakshi Awasthi

Sonakshi Awasthi is a sub editor at Indian Express. She is a lawyer by profession and now a journalist writing stories based on legal research. Follow her on https://twitter.com/Loquacious10690

Articles By Sonakshi Awasthi

UP slaughterhouse ban hit Tunday Kababi’s menu, but now there is no bitter taste

“We do not care which government comes to power, we will work with what God has given us,” says Usman, adding that whichever side wins should think about “uniting Hindus and Muslims”.

Lucknow’s Muslim women tip toe around triple talaq, but issue might have given BJP a toehold

Several Muslim women that indianexpress.com spoke to in Lucknow seemed unaware of even the practice of instant triple talaq in their community. The few who were ready to talk about it blamed the BJP for interfering in their religion by making it an offence punishable with up to three years of imprisonment.

I wish to adopt a child: Bengal’s transgender judge

Mondal also said the next step should be reservation in employment for the transgender community and contesting assembly and general elections.

World Environment Day: 3 women to row 3,000 miles across Atlantic to take action against plastic pollution

They believe that monumental changes can take place through small behavioural tweaks. Like for instance, swapping a plastic straw for a reusable stainless steel one or simply using a cloth bag for shopping instead of plastic.

Our entire journey an example of breaking all stereotypes: INSV Tarini crew

From Fremantle in Australia to Cape Town in South Africa, the expedition under project Navika Sagar Parikrama took halts at five ports across the globe.

Around the globe in seven months: Despatches from the INSV Tarini

#GenderAnd: The all-female crew of the INSV Tarini will return to India after circumnavigating the globe

Jobs of fresh law graduates at stake as AI makes inroads into legal firms

AI understands the facts of the case on uploading a document and generates word suggestions to refine the search, lists laws mentioned in the document and provides visual aid of precedents, in addition to the case laws.

Legal Weekly: Consent in a “deep love affair” is not rape & more; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon how a high court valued consent in an unmarried relationship.

Sarojini Naidu: I am only a woman, only a poet

#GenderAnd: The Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu was a poet, a politician and an activist. She was the first Indian woman to be President of the Indian National Congress.

Legal Weekly: Summons through WhatsApp and email & more; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why the court allowed to send summons through WhatsApp and email.

Legal Weekly: Govt officials to not use private hospitals & more; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why Allahabad High Court directed government officials to not to use use private hospitals.

Legal Weekly: Bombay HC imposes Rs. 4.5 lakhs cost for delaying case and more; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why the the Karnataka High Court court observed that, “Mere non-sending of the deceased to her parental house, does not amount to cruelty.”

Only 1 pc women judges in SC; Indian judiciary is still a male bastion

Justice Pal said, “You can have a competent woman being overlooked for a mediocre male judge. There is an inbuilt bias that way, men wanting to appoint people who are like them. People selecting the judges are very rarely women, it’s usually a male.”

Here is how mass shootings have shaped gun laws in UK, Australia, Germany

Four countries were put through grave mass shootings to bring a radical change in their gun laws. Read about each mass shooting that changed the course of gun laws in the countries. Germany: The teacher asked the gunman to shoot him, to which Steinhäuser replied “Mr. Heise, that’s enough for today.”

Urdu shayari and Bob Dylan in courtrooms: When judges turn philosophical

"If you are not present in court and if you just read a judgment, you will feel this person is so cold and doesn’t have emotions. So in some cases to bring you closer to humanity, to create that sense of compassion, it might be a good idea to not just quote a couplet but to quote whatever you fancy,” said Mahmood.

Legal Weekly: Accused of rape, anticipatory bail granted to do community service; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why a Delhi court granted anticipatory bail to a rape accused and directed him to do community srevice.

Legal Weekly: Animals have a fundamental right in the Constitution; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon a court's observation that directed animals have a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution.

Legal Weekly: Court apologizes to a 1945 freedom fighter for not receiving pension; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why the Madras High Court apologised to a 1945 freedom fighter.

Legal Weekly: Marriages via Facebook are bound to fail says Gujarat HC; top judgments of the week

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the observations of court on Facebook marriages.

‘Nothing but a republic… impossible, inconceivable, undesirable to think in any other terms,’ Jawaharlal Nehru in Constituent Assembly

Nehru hoped that his resolution would be resolved in the first two sittings, but little did he know that adding ‘Republic’ to the “Independent Sovereign India’ would create a spark in the Assembly meetings leading to exhaustive debates.

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