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

[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