Apex Court on Safety and Emission Standards for Small 4 Wheelers

In Union of India & another. vs. Rita Das Mozumdar P.N.G.B. & Others, the Apex Court on 23 February,  2018  permitted the parties to file their suggestions, if any, to the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport, Central Government within a… Continue Reading

Is there anything such as a Right to Die?

Right to die (also referred to as Euthanasia) is the premature ending of the life of a suffering person. Euthanasia encompasses various dimensions, from active (introducing something to cause death) to passive (withholding treatment or supportive measures); voluntary (consent) to… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Indians, Foreigners, Deportation and Dual Citizenship

This post has been contributed by Mr.Anil Malhotra. He is BSc. LL.B (Punjab), LL.M (London) and heads the firm Malhotra and Malhotra Associates, headquartered at Chandigarh, India. He has books “International Indians and the Law,” (2014), “Surrogacy in India :… Continue Reading

Constitutional Validity of Section 497, Indian Penal Code and Section 198(2),Criminal Procedure Code

Background Consensual sexual relations between two adults have been considered totally permissible by the Apex Court in India. (as discussed before here ). On the contrary, a sanctity and moral barrier is attached to the institution of marriage. When someone… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Aadhar Controversy and Privacy Rights

Editor’s Note: With the Aadhar controversy being overshadowed by several others, this post re-highlights those subduing issues. This post follows from our previous post, here, apprehending a linkage between Aadhar and mass surveillance. The post has been contributed by Ms Sushila… Continue Reading

Matter regarding MPs and MLAs practising law before Apex Court

The writ petition is being filed by Ashwini Upadhyay before the Hon’ble Apex Court seeking a ban on Legislators from practicing as an Advocate during their tenure in the Parliament or State Legislature. MLAs and MPs get salary from the Consolidated… Continue Reading

Right of daughters by birth under Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005

“The law relating to a joint Hindu family governed by the Mitakshara law has undergone unprecedented changes. The said changes have been brought forward to address the growing need to merit equal treatment to the nearest female relatives, namely daughters… Continue Reading

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

All you need to know about Section 377, Indian Penal Code

The Supreme Court’s verdict in Justice K S Puttuswamy (Retd.) & Anr vs. Union of India on August 24th of 2017 declaring Right of Privacy as a fundamental right part of Article 21- Right to Protection of Life and Personal… Continue Reading