Liberal Judicial Perceptions on Live-in-Relationships : Dignified Lives without Marriage

  No doubt exists as to that the people in India have lived together beyond and outside marriage even in the past. But the present scenario is different in two aspects – firstly the relationships in earlier days were kept… Continue Reading

Live-blogging or Live-video vis-a-vis Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951?

Owing to the entire election-fiasco, this blog post is directed towards an intruiging question of whether addressing a crowd via live-video by any politician immediately before elections violates Section 126(1) of Representation of People Act, 1951? The whole heated &… Continue Reading

More countries opt for Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

“A nation’s riches lie both in its people and in its natural resources. Neither can exist in its highest estate without the other.” – Mary Huston Gregory Elephants, lions, tigers, primates, bears, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, and even giraffe, are the common… Continue Reading

Various Developments vis-a-vis Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 (NJAC)

Historical Background vis-a-vis Appointment of Judges (i) Samsher Singh v. State of Punjab, (1974) 2 SCC 831 – five-Judge Bench, (ii) Union of India v. Sankalchand Himatlal Sheth (1977) 4 SCC 193 –  five-Judge Bench, (iii) S.P. Gupta v. Union… Continue Reading

Highlights of Recent Judgments by Constitutional Bench of the Apex Court (2016-18)

This post shall highlight in brief the judgments between 2016-2018, decided by the Constitutional Bench of the Hon’ble Apex Court –  2016 Pankajakshi (Dead) through LRs  v. Chandrika & others decided on February 25 , 2016 an appeal was preferred… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Is it fair to increase Retirement Age of Judges of SC and HC ?

The post has been contributed by Dr. Sujatha S. Patil. She is presently Visiting Professor at Navarachana University, Baroda, and former Principal at IFIM Law College, Bangalore. Amidst speculation that Central Government was proposing to increase the retirement age of judges… Continue Reading

Constitutional Validity of Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code read with Section 354, (3) of the CrPC

There are three justifications traditionally advanced in support of punishment in general, namely reformation; denunciation by the community or retribution and deterrence. These are the three ends of punishment, its three penological goals, with reference to which any punishment prescribed… Continue Reading