Liability vis-a-vis Various Industrial/Mass Disasters

In an earlier post here, we discussed the legislative framework for nuclear damage in India. This post shall further enlist the provisions in case of gas disasters, fire explosions etc.  The Supreme Court and the High Court are entitled to… 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

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

Definition of Industry – Landmark Decisions

Section 2(j), Industrial Disputes Act,1947 has defined the term industry. It has been interpreted over the years by the judiciary. This post highlights some of the cases where the term ‘industry’ has been defined , explained and elaborated – State… Continue Reading

Efforts towards Videography to improve Criminal Justice System in India

In the earlier post here, we discussed how the Apex Court has taken stance over the video recording of the court proceedings as well as the use of cameras in the Police stations. Does Indian Evidence Act, read with Information… 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

Evolving Concept of ‘Mental Cruelty’ as a ground for Divorce under Hindu Law

“Parties to a marriage to a marriage tying the nuptial knot are supposed to bring about the union of souls. It creates a new relationship of love, affection, care and concern between the husband and wife. According to Hindu Vedic… Continue Reading

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