Hemraj Singh

Covers law, policy, diplomacy and international relations

Education: Delhi University, Bachelors of Law (LL.B).; Allahabad University, Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Literature; Delhi University, Master of Arts in Philosophy. | HemRaj Singh is a Delhi-based trial lawyer, specializing in both civil and criminal trials, and writes mainly on law, policy, diplomacy and international relations. Apart from writing for DKODING and practicing law, he is Editor-at-Large with Lawyers Update, a monthly magazine on law and legal affairs, and was Legal Editor with Universal Law Publishing Company before he started practicing law.

India’s Vaccine Mismanagement Compromises Global Pandemic Response

India could have stockpiled the Covid-19 vaccines in adequate quantity to effectively arrest the second wave, but grew complacent and inattentive, failing to proactively vaccinate its population at the earliest. Indian Government’s lack of focus and foresight plunged the world into a deeper crisis created by an avoidable vaccine shortage.

Gaza Conflict Helps Both Israel And Hamas. So It Continues.

Hamas’s rocket attacks furnish a ready excuse for Israel to maintain the Gaza blockade, persist with its occupation of the Palestinian territory, and continue pleading “right to self-defence” while Israeli bombings allow Hamas to play the saviour.

How India’s Attempted Vaccine Nationalism Backfired

Based on a gross overestimate of India’s vaccine manufacturing capabilities, the government pursued a discriminatory, nationalistic vaccine approval policy, resulting in a disaster.

The Arrogance At The Heart Of India’s Pandemic Failure

India did the opposite of preparing for the second wave. It declared the war won and disengaged. But with the enemy still lurking around, complacency turned out to be an invitation to indiscriminate slaughter.

India Ignored “High Concern” Of Its Own Covid-19 Experts To Actively Worsen The Crisis

INSACOG conveyed “high concern” due to the greater transmissibility and virulence of the new variants to the Government of India in February 2021. Yet the government ignored the concerns and went ahead with Kumb Mela and massive election rallies in several states.

How Capitol Hill Failed America, And Let Trumpism Prevail

The opportunity to hold Trump to account for the frontal attack he mounted on American democracy, drunk, as he were, on the powers conferred by the same democracy, through the same democratic process that he chose to attempt tearing down was squandered by the Senate in partisan quibbles. American democracy might have survived Trump and Trumpism, but it came out battered and bruised.

India’s Crackdown On Amnesty International Indicates A Dangerous Policy Turn

MHA excuse of “interference with domestic political debate” over Amnesty International India shutdown is just a flimsy fig leaf, and it just takes a quick, closer look to know that.

Amazon’s Alabama Workers Are Out To Reshape E-Commerce Work Culture

With Amazon Alabama Workers going to historic Union Vote, to achieve the first-ever Unionization in the US, the road to Unionization in the US suddenly seems not far off.

In India, Right To Information Now Means Might To Silence

Centre tries to curtail the RTI by passing specious Amendments to the 2005, RTI Act, in a blatant attempt to compromise its autonomy.

Iran May Prove Harder Than Expected For Biden

If an IRGC man becomes the President of Iran in 2021, the US and the West are most likely to face a militarily aggressive Iran, in which case the US pursuit of peace with Iran, which has already suffered massive setbacks on account of Trump’s ill-advised actions together with the recent assassinations on Iranian soil, may slide well beyond reasonable expectations for the foreseeable future.