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Match Manipulation and Inadequacy of Indian Criminal Law

“The integrity of the game is everything” Peter Uberroth
Sporting Integrity is one of the most controversial points of the current century. Issues such as doping, betting, gambling, match-manipulation have engulfed the sporting sphere. In India, the issue of match-fixing has sprung up time and again, highlighting the inadequacy of the current system of administration and governance in mitigating its occurrence. In this article, our Guest Contributor, – Ishwar Singh Poonia has explained the complexities of regulation of match-fixing regulation in India.

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Gujarat High Court folds on Poker

By Sakshi Pawar (Co-founder and Managing Editor of KhelAdhikar).

“A man has got to play the cards that was dealt him”
This has been true for the poker players and enthusiasts in India in both their professional and legal battles. Poker coming under the ambit of state legislation is still not legally allowed to be played under the mysterious garb of “Game of Skill” in various states. The much anticipated judgment of the Gujarat High Court on the legality of Poker was delivered on Dec 4, 2017. Contrary to most expectations it declared poker to be a game of chance.

This was a major blow for the game in Gujarat and other states where similar petitions are pending. This article by Sakshi Pawar gives us a succinct and precise analysis of the December 4 judgment.

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Melville simplified: How a POLICY ANALYSIS swiftly curbs the Blue Whale Challenge in India

By Wilfred Synrem ( Gujarat National Law University)

Suggestions pertaining to the Blue Whale challenge have mostly revolved around developing counter narratives on social media or establishing suicide helplines. However, Maneka Gandhi and advocate Gurmeet Singh recently made headlines when they questioned the policy changes required to battle this social malaise.
It is in light of these considerations, Wilfred Synrem has provided an overview of the changes required to the IT Act and the IPC along with administrative actions that can carry out the same

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Dahi Handi: The balancing act of Sports, Religion and Politics

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

In the current times, India has been marked by the constant frictional interaction of religion and politics.  The first half of the year 2017 began with the uproar over the Jalikattu issue. It highlighted the importance of certain festivities embedded in the culture. Come second half, and we are all set to witness, the Supreme Court’s decision on the guidelines of Dahi Handi celebrations. This article by Rishika anaylses the SC guidelines and the aftermath of the decision in terms of practical implementation.

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