We are pleased to announce that NUJS's flagship journal, NUJS Law Review has released its Companion Special Issue 13(3): Navtej Singh Johar v. UOI. This Issue is of particular significance as the first piece in the Issue was published on September 6, to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark judgment delivered in Navtej Johar v. Union of India. Since then, more Articles and Notes have been added to this Issue. It can be accessed here.
The Special Issue stems from and acts as a companion to the previously published Navtej Singh Johar Special Issue in Vol. 12(3-4), 2019. Before this, the NUJS Law Review had dedicated issues to the changing landscape in India after the Naz Foundation judgement was delivered in 2009 [Vol. 2(3)], and the jurisprudential evolution after the Suresh Kumar Koushal judgement delivered in 2013 [Vol.6 (4)]
The Issue contains articles from professionals, students, and scholars, who have contributed to navigating the changes in the years following the Navtej judgement, and charting the way forward.
In addition to the Editorial Note by NUJS students and Law Review Editors, Devashri Mishra (Class of 2021) & Aashesh Singh (Class of 2021) the issue features articles by Jayna Kothari (Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India), Gee Imman Semmalar (a trans-activist, researcher and artist from Kerala, and a PhD Scholar in Law at the University of Kent, UK), Dr. Aniruddha Dutta (Associate Professor. Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Iowa) and many others. The issue explores various thought-provoking ideas including, but not limited to, the gendered nature of animal sexual assault perpetrated by men, the synecdochic symbolism of §377, the queer movement being a space of upper-caste queer persons and an alternative Navtej Johar judgement keeping caste at its pivot.
We congratulate the team at NUJS Law Review and wish them the very best for all their future endeavours!