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Rohith Jyothish

Rohith Jyothish is a teaching Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Ashoka University, Sonipat and is pursuing a PhD at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His research areas include political economy, labour processes and the welfare state in India.

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India's COVID-19 lockdown leaves vulnerable populations to fend for themselves

While the government has guaranteed essential services to be exempt from the lockdown, poorer sections of the population have been left in the lurch even in the capital.

Despite proven flaws, India's biometric ID scheme was upheld by the Supreme Court. Now what?

Legal scholars and social scientists are likely to pore over this significant judgment for its far-reaching impact on civil liberties and socio-economic issues.

Indian football is fighting a losing battle to keep its fans

A decent outing for the national team at next year's AFC Asian Cup might help lift some of the gloom surrounding the sport.

In India, regulators are deciding the fate of sensitive data behind closed doors

In 2017, the Supreme Court of India ruled that privacy of Indian citizens is a fundamental right -- how will that affect the country's national ID system?

India's Data Security Dilemma Continues With Cambridge Analytica

The fallout from revelations of data exploitation by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has taken hold in India, where political leaders are accusing one another of using similar means to manipulate...

India's Biometric ID System Is Leaking Personal Data — And State Agencies Won't Fix the Problem

Instead of improving the Aadhaar system, India's unique ID authority is going after journalists who write about its flaws.

One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.

India’s Supreme Court Says Privacy Is a Fundamental Right. How Did This Happen?

A series of citizen petitions attempting to challenge the implementation of India's Aadhaar biometric ID system preceded the historic court decision.

Online Trolls Attack Critics of India's Aadhaar State ID System

Critics of the Aadhaar biometric ID system are being criticized by state agencies and trolled by anonymous handles on Twitter.

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing

Over the last few months, the Indian twittersphere has been awash with citizens concerned about government websites leaking millions of individual digital ID numbers. On May 1, the Centre for Internet and...

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