Doctrine of Separation of Powers – Explained by the Supreme Court

The origin of the principle of separation of powers can be traced back to Aristotle who opined that government should be composed of three organs, namely the deliberative (legislative), the magisterial (executive) and the judicial. Locke and Montesquieu elaborated on… 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

Union Of India And Another vs Tulsiram Patel And Others (1985)

Union Of India And Another vs Tulsiram Patel And Others, AIR 1985 SC1416 is a significant case under the administrative law. This post discusses the facts, contentions and the decision of the Apex Court – Facts of the case –… Continue Reading

Summary of Triple Talaq case

The practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ can be traced to the second century, after the advent of Islam. It is recognized only by a few Sunni schools. Most prominently, by the Hanafi sect of Sunni Muslims. The practice is still widely prevalent… Continue Reading

Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd.) and anr versus Union of India and Ors

The post discusses the decision of the Hon’ble Apex Court in Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd.), and another versus  Union of India and Others, decided on 24 August,2017. Background In M.P. Sharma and Ors. vs. Satish Chandra, District Magistrate, Delhi… Continue Reading

Why Men presumed Guilty : Need for harmonious interpretation of laws

The Constitution of India under its various provisions aims at ‘equality’. This equality has to be irrespective of various factors – religion, age, place of birth and gender etc. One important point is that the equality has to be among… Continue Reading