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

Consumer Welfare Fund under Central Excises And Salt Act, 1944 & CGST Act,2017

In an earlier post here, we discussed the rights available to a consumer under the Consumer Protection Act,1986. The Consumer Protection Act,1986 largely provides for a long list of rights of the consumers. this post, we shall discuss about the Consumer… Continue Reading

State of West Bengal & ors v. The Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights, West Bengal & ors. (2010)

The present post discusses the decision of the Apex Court in State of West Bengal & Ors. v. The Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights, West Bengal & ors. The case deals with the question of jurisdiction of the High Court… Continue Reading

Rights under The Consumer Protection Act,1986

In an earlier post here , we have discussed how to prepare a consumer complaint. The post shall enumerate the number of rights available to a consumer under the Consumer Protection Act,1986. The basic right available to a consumer is to… Continue Reading

Minimum Age for Marriage in India

Various personal legislations in India prescribe the age for marriage. In an earlier post here, we discussed the right to choice in marriage. This post discusses the relevant provisions under various laws as follows- Hindu Marriage Act,1955 Section 5 (iii)  provides… Continue Reading

Common Cause vs. Union of India and Another (2018)

Background The Law Commission submitted 196th report on The Medical Treatment of Terminally-ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) Bill, 2006. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was not in favour of the enactment. Earlier here, various aspects related to… Continue Reading

M.C. Mehta And Anr vs Union Of India & Ors , AIR 1987 SC 1086

M.C. Mehta And Anr vs Union Of India & Ors, AIR 1987 SC 1086 is a landmark case in India with regard to the evolution of absolute liability principle. The present post summarises the facts of the case alongwith the… Continue Reading