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dc.contributor.authorKhanna, Vandita
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-10T19:00:11Z
dc.date.available2022-03-10T19:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2022-01-31
dc.identifier.issn1358-2291
dc.identifier.other10.1177_13582291211062363
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334855
dc.description.abstractThis note analyses the recent landmark case of Lt Col Nitisha v Union of India, dated 25 March 2021, where the Supreme Court of India formally recognised the concept of indirect discrimination under Articles 14 and 15(1) of the Indian Constitution. Despite the favourable outcome and conceptual leaps in acknowledging that indirect discrimination is closely tied to substantive equality, the reasoning in the judgment does not fully cohere with these conceptual insights. This note critically examines how Nitisha poses barriers to addressing indirect discrimination with a substantive equality lens, particularly because of an intent-based divide between direct and indirect discrimination, a causal requirement between the norm and disparate impact, adoption of mirror comparators and the lack of clarity on justifications.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectCase Commentaries
dc.subjectIndirect discrimination
dc.subjectsubstantive equality
dc.subjectIndia
dc.subjectconstitutional law
dc.subjectsex
dc.subjectdiscrimination law
dc.subjectSupreme Court of India
dc.titleIndirect discrimination and substantive equality in Nitisha: Easier said than done under Indian constitutional jurisprudence
dc.typeOther
dc.date.updated2022-03-10T19:00:09Z
prism.endingPage86
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Discrimination and the Law
prism.startingPage74
prism.volume22
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.82292
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/13582291211062363
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-01-31
dc.contributor.orcidKhanna, Vandita [0000-0002-0024-5513]
dc.identifier.eissn2047-9468
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-01-31
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-01-31


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