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The Internet as a Fundamental Right: A Tale of Unheeded Directives

The Internet as a Fundamental Right: A Tale of Unheeded Directives

In a significant ruling on January 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of India recognised internet access as a fundamental right under the Indian C

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How a Uniform Civil Code can impact your Rights – a Case Study on Uttarakhand

How a Uniform Civil Code can impact your Rights – a Case Study on Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand State Assembly, on 6th February 2024, introduced the Uniform Civil Code Bill, bringing in several changes in the existing ci

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The Scheduled Castes Sub-Classification Case: A Comprehensive Overview

The Scheduled Castes Sub-Classification Case: A Comprehensive Overview

The Beginning On February 6, 2024, a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India, headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud, began hearing

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Law Commission Advocates Accountability: Bail Hinges on Depositing Damages for Public Property Offenses

Law Commission Advocates Accountability: Bail Hinges on Depositing Damages for Public Property Offenses

In a revolutionary move towards accountability, the Law Commission advocates a paradigm shift in public property offenses suggesting that se

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DNA Profiling: Withdrawal of the DNA-Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill

DNA Profiling: Withdrawal of the DNA-Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill

Deoxyribonucleic acid (hereinafter referred to as “DNA”) is one of the most important forms of evidence that is used in current times. I

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Justice Unveiled: Supreme Court Shatters Shadows of Suspicion, Sets Accused Free in 15-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Justice Unveiled: Supreme Court Shatters Shadows of Suspicion, Sets Accused Free in 15-Year-Old Murder Mystery

In a dramatic revelation of justice, the Supreme Court has unveiled the truth shattering the lingering shadows of suspicion in a 15-year-old

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Case Analysis of MV Nayudu & its Significance in Environmental Law

Case Analysis of MV Nayudu & its Significance in Environmental Law

Water is essential for all living things. The United Nations resolution at the 1977 Water Conference said, “All people, regardless of thei

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The MP Suspension Trail

The MP Suspension Trail

The suspension of Members of Parliament (MPs) stemmed from their involvement in disrupting the parliamentary proceedings following a securit

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Unveiling Legal Constraints: Limitations and Challenges of the New Criminal Bills

Unveiling Legal Constraints: Limitations and Challenges of the New Criminal Bills

The three criminal bills namely the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023 (“BNS”), Bharatiya Sakshya (Second), 2023 (“BSB”), and Bh

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Gun Culture in India: Part II

Gun Culture in India: Part II

India is a land of many religions. It is considered a divine land. Both Buddhism and Sikhism originated from India. The beauty of the land c

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Moral And Ethical Rights of Unorganized Workers in India

Moral And Ethical Rights of Unorganized Workers in India

Introduction The term “unorganized worker” shall henceforth be construed by the provisions outlined in the Social Security Act of 2008.

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The Legislations Governing Directorate Enforcement (ED) In India

The Legislations Governing Directorate Enforcement (ED) In India

Introduction The Directorate of Enforcement, commonly referred to as ED, is a diverse organization in India that focuses on investigating of

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Publicity Rights in India: Striking a Balance Between Fame and Freedom

Publicity Rights in India: Striking a Balance Between Fame and Freedom

Introduction According to the International Trademark Association, the right of publicity is an intellectual property right that protects ag

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The Precedent Trap: How to Avoid Making Mistakes When Following Past Decisions

The Precedent Trap: How to Avoid Making Mistakes When Following Past Decisions

Introduction Precedent, often known as stare decisis, is a legal principle that requires lower courts to follow the decisions of higher cour

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Supreme Court Upholds Distinct Pay Scales: Ayurvedic and Allopathic Doctors

Supreme Court Upholds Distinct Pay Scales: Ayurvedic and Allopathic Doctors

Introduction: A substantial difference between Ayurvedic and Allopathic doctors’ compensation ranges often goes unnoticed in the wide

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Provisions related to the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) in India

Provisions related to the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) in India

Introduction In the world, business and economics have taken a major role in providing employment and in developing a country’s economic g

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Case Summary: CPIO V/s Subhash Chandra Agarwal

Case Summary: CPIO V/s Subhash Chandra Agarwal

Introduction It is a significant case that establishes how to balance the secrecy concept with the access to knowledge that is guaranteed to

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The Unseen Struggles: Rights Of Same-Sex Couples In India

The Unseen Struggles: Rights Of Same-Sex Couples In India

The recognition of rights for same-sex couples has long been awaited. The fight for their rights started way back in 2001, when the Naz Foun

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Everything You Need to Know About NewsClick Controversy

Everything You Need to Know About NewsClick Controversy

Introduction: The highly debatable case surrounding NewsClick, a prominent English-language news portal in India, has captured national and

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India Passes Historic Women’s Reservation Bill: A Leap Forward for Gender Equality

India Passes Historic Women’s Reservation Bill: A Leap Forward for Gender Equality

India achieved a significant milestone last month with the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, signaling a major step towards gen

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Prostitution in India: A Struggle for Dignity and Human Rights

Prostitution in India: A Struggle for Dignity and Human Rights

Prostitution has been given many names over the years like ‘honey-trap,’ ‘thirst-trap’ or ‘lover boy-trap,’ and everyone is quit

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Supreme Court Releases A Handbook To Replace Gender-Biased Terms

Supreme Court Releases A Handbook To Replace Gender-Biased Terms

The Apex Court of our country has taken a step in the right direction and has released “Handbook on Combating Gender Stereotypes”. In th

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India’s Regional Approaches to Combatting Forced Religious Conversions

India’s Regional Approaches to Combatting Forced Religious Conversions

Introduction India boasts a rich and diverse religious heritage, with a plethora of major faiths coexisting within its borders, such as Hind

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Understanding India’s Places of Worship Act

Understanding India’s Places of Worship Act

“When I think of a place of worship, I think of a place where one can sit and be reminded of all the things that are important outside our

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Countering Misconceptions Revolving Around Uniform Civil Code

Countering Misconceptions Revolving Around Uniform Civil Code

Introduction The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a suggested segment of legislation in India which attempts to provide consistent personal laws

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From Public Interest to Personal Gain: The PIL Misuse Menace

From Public Interest to Personal Gain: The PIL Misuse Menace

Introduction Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is an effective method that has been applied to a variety of social and environmental challeng

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Sedition Laws and Freedom of Speech in India

Sedition Laws and Freedom of Speech in India

Introduction Sedition is defined as the act of instigating or encouraging, through speech, writing, or other expressive acts, violence, insu

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Private Defence And General Exceptions Under the IPC, 1860

Private Defence And General Exceptions Under the IPC, 1860

Introduction The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC, 1860) is a very important act that came into existence to provide justice to the victim in ca

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Public Interest Litigation: How To File A PIL In India?

Public Interest Litigation: How To File A PIL In India?

The term has become quite familiar amid ongoing scenarios. End number of PILs are being filed. But do you know what is a Public Interest Lit

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Parole Laws In India: A Tool To Social Rehabilitation Or Route To Recidivism

Parole Laws In India: A Tool To Social Rehabilitation Or Route To Recidivism

We all agree that everyone should get a chance to correct their mistakes. The same is the thought while granting parole to the offenders who

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Supreme Court Issues 12 Guidelines To Summon Additional Accused Under CrPC Section 319

Supreme Court Issues 12 Guidelines To Summon Additional Accused Under CrPC Section 319

On Monday, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in connection to the ambit of Section 319 of Code of Criminal

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Rights Of A Woman In A Live-In Relationship In India: : Legal Status And Landmark Judgments

Rights Of A Woman In A Live-In Relationship In India: : Legal Status And Landmark Judgments

The Delhi murder case of 26-year-old Shraddha Walkar has sent shock waves across the country. The way her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala ki

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Can Parents Disown Their Child In India?

Can Parents Disown Their Child In India?

The purest relationship in this world is between a child and parents. Especially in India, parents are considered in the place of God. But w

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Golden Triangle Of The Constitution Of India: Articles 14, 19, And 21

Golden Triangle Of The Constitution Of India: Articles 14, 19, And 21

Introduction India is the largest democracy in the whole world. The credit also goes to the lawmakers of our country who created the lengthi

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Rights Of Prisoners In India: Prisoner Rights Under Indian Laws And Judgments

Rights Of Prisoners In India: Prisoner Rights Under Indian Laws And Judgments

Introduction According to Nelson Mandela, “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation shoul

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Right To Privacy: Development Through Case Laws

Right To Privacy: Development Through Case Laws

Introduction The concept of privacy is as old as society itself. There is no concrete definition of the term privacy. It cannot be easily co

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Flying Tricolour On Your Vehicle Can Land You In Jail: 18 Laws About Indian National Flag You Must Know

Flying Tricolour On Your Vehicle Can Land You In Jail: 18 Laws About Indian National Flag You Must Know

This year India celebrated 75 years of independence as “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. During this celebration, Prime Minister Narendra M

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Benefits And Exploitation Of Surrogacy: Surrogacy Laws In India

Benefits And Exploitation Of Surrogacy: Surrogacy Laws In India

Abstract On 25th of December, 2021, the Surrogacy Regulation Bill was signed by the President of India and thereafter on 25th January, 2022,

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Statement and Confession of Accused Under CrPC

Statement and Confession of Accused Under CrPC

Introduction The credibility of an accused’s statement and confession can be viewed as a grey area because these statements and confes

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Fundamental Rights and Public Health Law: Right To Health

Fundamental Rights and Public Health Law: Right To Health

Abstract A robust policy is required when a country is facing a major problem of public health and economic crisis due to covid-19. So, in t

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Legality Of Passive Euthanasia In India: Right To Die With Dignity

Legality Of Passive Euthanasia In India: Right To Die With Dignity

Abstract In 2005, a PIL was filed by NGO ‘Common Cause’ seeking a solid system for certification of Passive Euthanasia and legal

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Police Cannot Handcuff A Person/Prisoner Without…: Handcuffing Laws In India

Police Cannot Handcuff A Person/Prisoner Without…: Handcuffing Laws In India

Do you have any rights against being handcuffed in India? Can police handcuff you in any kind of case? Arrests are not made the way they hav

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Is Abortion Legal In India For Unmarried Woman?: Bodily Autonomy And Abortion Laws In India

Is Abortion Legal In India For Unmarried Woman?: Bodily Autonomy And Abortion Laws In India

Is abortion legal in India for unmarried woman? Yes. Abortion is legal for an unmarried woman but there are certain conditions to make that

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Places Of Worship Act And Its Relevance In Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dispute

Places Of Worship Act And Its Relevance In Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dispute

Amid the ongoing controversy related to the Gyanvapi mosque survey, many voices have been raised in connection to the applicability of the P

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Divorce In 3 Installments: What Is Talaq-E-Hasan?

Divorce In 3 Installments: What Is Talaq-E-Hasan?

Talaq-e-Hasan is a type of extra-judicial divorce mentioned under Islam that only men can practice. In this, a man can divorce his wife by s

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What Are The Possible Dangers Of Linking Aadhaar-Voter IDs?: Rajya Sabha Passes Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021

What Are The Possible Dangers Of Linking Aadhaar-Voter IDs?: Rajya Sabha Passes Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which aims at linking electoral roll data with the Aad

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22 Unknown Facts About The Constitution Of India: National Constitution Day

22 Unknown Facts About The Constitution Of India: National Constitution Day

November 26 is observed as National Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas or National Law Day every year to commemorate the adoption of the Co

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First-Ever Transwoman Padam Shri Awardee: Who Is Matha B. Manjamma Jogathi?

First-Ever Transwoman Padam Shri Awardee: Who Is Matha B. Manjamma Jogathi?

Social media was flooded with a video of a transgender greeting the President of India in a unique way. Matha B. Manjamma Jogathi was honore

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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Updates: Supreme Court Not Happy With UP Govt’s Probe

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Updates: Supreme Court Not Happy With UP Govt’s Probe

8 Deaths 4 Farmers, 1 Journalist Rammed Into By BJP Convoy, 2 BJP Members,1 Driver Mob-Lynched A video of October 3 which gives shock waves

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All You Need To Know About Salman Khan Hit and Run Case

All You Need To Know About Salman Khan Hit and Run Case

Here is the list of events that happened in the most controversial and mysterious hit and run case of Salman Khan September 28, 2002 –

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Right To Be Forgotten: The Lesser Known Right Under The Ambit Of Indian Constitution

Right To Be Forgotten: The Lesser Known Right Under The Ambit Of Indian Constitution

Invoking the Right To Be Forgotten, the Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Ministry of Communication & IT, Google, and Times of

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Why Do Judges Break Pen Nib After Awarding Death Sentence?: Capital Punishment in India

Why Do Judges Break Pen Nib After Awarding Death Sentence?: Capital Punishment in India

The custom of breaking the nib after awarding a death sentence has been followed by Indian judges since British Rule. Many of you might have

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Anti-Smoking Laws in India

Anti-Smoking Laws in India

Which state in India first banned smoking in Public? Public smoking was made illegal in the history of the world first by a Division Bench o

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Right To Die With Dignity: Euthanasia

Right To Die With Dignity: Euthanasia

“Right to Die with Dignity Is an Intrinsic Facet of Right to Life Guaranteed Under Article 21.” In the 2018 landmark judgment, t

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10 Landmark Judgements of Constitutional Law

10 Landmark Judgements of Constitutional Law

A.K Gopalan vs. State of Madras, 1950[1] Issue AK Gopalan was a Communist leader who was detained in the Madras Jail in 1950 under the Preve

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Media Glare or Media Trial: Should There Be a Limit on Media’s Freedom?

Media Glare or Media Trial: Should There Be a Limit on Media’s Freedom?

One of the biggest debates in the country in recent times is about the influence as well as the impact of information provided by the Media.

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Impact of Video Conferencing on Court Proceedings With Respect to Litigants and Lawyers

Impact of Video Conferencing on Court Proceedings With Respect to Litigants and Lawyers

The proliferation of COVID-19 has prompted legislative, judicial and administrative bodies worldwide to take steps that lead not just to saf

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Homosexuality: Are We Status Quo Ante The Colonial Rule As A Society After Navtej Case?

Homosexuality: Are We Status Quo Ante The Colonial Rule As A Society After Navtej Case?

The Indian society after gaining independence followed the same roles ascribed to a sex (dependent upon the biologically given reproductive

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EUTHANASIA – Right to life vs. Right to death

EUTHANASIA – Right to life vs. Right to death

A Suicide is when a person kills himself and a culpable homicide or a murder refers to when a person kills any other person. However, if a p

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Legal and Constitutional Rights of a Person Against Police Brutality (Executives)

Legal and Constitutional Rights of a Person Against Police Brutality (Executives)

With more power to executives comes more police brutality and discrimination. Discuss the legal rights and constitutional rights for the sam

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What is Res Judicata

What is Res Judicata

The doctrine of res judicata is a fundamental concept in the organization of every jural society with universal application. In the words of

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Prohibition

Prohibition

A writ is a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer. Anything that is issued under an authority is a writ. The Supreme Court ma

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Certiorari

Certiorari

A writ is a quick remedy against injustice, a device for the protection of the rights of citizens against any encroachment by the government

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Understanding ‘equality’ under the Constitution of India

Understanding ‘equality’ under the Constitution of India

Equality before Law and Equal Protection of Laws According to Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, “the State shall not deny to any pers

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Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

Generally, Capital Punishment in India means the death penalty awarded by the Court of Competent Jurisdiction in India, in rarest of rare ca

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Writ Jurisdiction of the High Courts in India

Writ Jurisdiction of the High Courts in India

Overview The Constitution of India confers the power of issuing writ upon the High Courts in India under Article 226 of the Constitution. It

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Medical Evidence Admissibility

Medical Evidence Admissibility

Overview: Medical evidence is used by investigating agencies to prove the guilt of the accused. Also, the medical Evidence is used by the ac

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PIL Cases of India which changed the Legal System

PIL Cases of India which changed the Legal System

Introduction Public Interest Litigation, as the name suggests, means litigation for the protection of the public interest. This kind of laws

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Trespass

Trespass

Trespass is said to be the act of crossing the limits prescribed by law. It refers to an unreasonable interference with one’s property or

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Right To Education

Right To Education

Overview The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide “free and compu

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Equality Before Law

Equality Before Law

Article 14 of the Constitution of India deals with equality before the law. It secures “equality before the law” and “equal protection

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Election Laws

Election Laws

Overview Part XV of the constitution provides for the regulations related to the elections. Ours is a parliamentary form of democracy. It is

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Ad-Hoc Appointment

Ad-Hoc Appointment

Introduction Article 309 of the Constitution of India confers power on the appropriate authority to regulate the recruitment to the public s

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Fundamental Rights Under The Indian Constitution

Fundamental Rights Under The Indian Constitution

Overview Fundamental rights are those rights which are guaranteed to the citizens of India under its constitution. The dictionary meaning of

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Landmark Judgments which changed the Indian Legal System: Part I

Landmark Judgments which changed the Indian Legal System: Part I

A.K. Gopalan V. State of Madras Facts of the Case The petitioner was detained under the Preventive Detention Act (Act IV of 1950) Under this

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Section 5 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Section 5 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Overview Profit-making has become the essence of corporate arena. Money laundering in layman’s term can be defined as concealing money rec

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Right To Marry and Protection by High Courts

Right To Marry and Protection by High Courts

Overview: Though marriage is a personal decision of two adult consenting parties, often this is not the case. Many times such couples find t

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Reservation in Promotions for Members of Scheduled Castes

Reservation in Promotions for Members of Scheduled Castes

Overview As per Article 16(4) of the Constitution, reservations in direct recruitment and promotions were admissible to SC/STs in the Centra

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Uniform Civil Code in India- Yes or No?

Uniform Civil Code in India- Yes or No?

The Constitution of India provides for Uniform Civil Code under Article 44 as a Directive Principle of State Policy. Article 44 states that

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How are ‘Anand’ Marriages registered in India?

How are ‘Anand’ Marriages registered in India?

Introduction The demand of Sikhs for a separate law regarding the registration of the Sikh marriage is not unheard of. It has been going on

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Constitutional Validity of CSR

Constitutional Validity of CSR

“In my view, the successful companies of the future will be those that integrate business and employees’ values. The best people wan

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Limitations to Right to Information: An Indian Perspective

Limitations to Right to Information: An Indian Perspective

Overview: On 12 December 2005, the Central Government of India approved the Right to Information Act. It gives a right to common man that th

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Right To Information

Right To Information

Overview: The United Nations in its 1946 UN General Assembly Resolution 59(1) on Freedom of Information stated that “Freedom of Informatio

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Rights of Refugees in India

Rights of Refugees in India

“Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” —Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Arti

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Crimes Against The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes

Crimes Against The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes

“The outcast is a by-product of the caste system. There will be outcastes as long as there are castes. Nothing can emancipate the outcaste

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Partners in a live-in relationship cannot be separated by a writ of habeas corpus- Kerala High Court

Partners in a live-in relationship cannot be separated by a writ of habeas corpus- Kerala High Court

Case: Muhammed Riyad v. State Police Chief, Trivandrum (WP-Crl. No. 178/2018) Bench: Justice V. Chitambaresh and Justice K.P. Jyothindranath

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Reservation in India

Reservation in India

Overview The term reservation in general parlance means the concept of keeping few seats for the unprivileged class. The term ‘unprivilege

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Article 19(1)(G) of The Constitution of India VIS-A-VIS Environmental Protection

Article 19(1)(G) of The Constitution of India VIS-A-VIS Environmental Protection

Overview The Constitution of India has recognised right to trade as a fundamental right under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution which all

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Arbitrariness : Antithesis of Article 14

Arbitrariness : Antithesis of Article 14

The concept of reasonableness and non-arbitrariness is the very essence of our constitution and is the golden thread which runs through its

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Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Overview When a person kills himself then it is known as Suicide and if a person kills the other person then it is either murder or culpable

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Public Interest Litigation Origin,Constitutional aspect,Guidelines

Public Interest Litigation Origin,Constitutional aspect,Guidelines

Definitions of Public Interest Litigation Public Interest Litigation has been defined in the Black’s Law Dictionary (6th Edition) as u

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Seventh Schedule

Seventh Schedule

SEVENTH SCHEDULE The Constitution of India covers the list of areas to extent of which the State and Union Government can exercise their pow

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Writs

Introduction Article 32 was described as “Heart and Soul” of the Indian Constitution by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. A person can file a writ peti

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Plaint

Meaning:Plaint is the written statement filed by the plaintiff explaining his cause of action, claim and all the necessary particulars regar

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Plaint

The term ‘plaint’ has nowhere been defined in the Code of Civil Procedure. However, it is said to be a statement of claim, a document, b

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High Court inherent powers & best Lawyers

Ever wondered how and when Best Lawyers Invoke Inherrent Powers of High Court? Nothing in the Code of Criminal Procedure limits or effects t

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Administrative Actions versus Writ Lawyers

More than quickly given a YES by a Writ Lawyer? Rethink! With the increasing responsibility of the state into the public realm, for the good

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Justice Versus Procedure

Order 11 of Code of Civil Procedure 1908, authorizes the parties to deliver list of interrogatories in writing to the other party, with leav

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Separation of Powers

OVERVIEW Government has three functionary bodies, often called three wings of the government, namely, Legislature – the law making bod

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Judicial Separation and Non-Judicial Separation

India is home to diverse religions and marriage is considered to be one of the sacred things. It is a bond which is created by god. No one w

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Tribunals

Tribunal can be defined as an individual or an institution which has authority to judge and to order. Tribunals are not ordinary courts, the

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Rights and Liabilities of Religious Institutions

Rights & Liabilities of Religious Institutions in Art 26 of the Indian Constitution It may be noted that while Art 25 i.e right to freed

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Natural Justice

Meaning: Natural Justice is the basic rule of fairness in proceedings. Whole Constitution is based on the principles of natural justice. It

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Habeas Corpus

Overview: Art 32 and Art 226 of the constitution confers writ jurisdiction upon the supreme court and the high court respectively. A writ is

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Fundamental Duties

Fundamental Duties are defined as moral obligation of every citizen which is to be followed in spirit of nationalism and patriotism. Fundame

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Emergency Provisions

Emergency refers to a situation in which the powers of governance come in hands of president. It refers to the governance as proclaimed by t

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