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Right to Access Internet as a Fundamental Right in India

The freedom of speech enjoys a historical legacy in India, as can be seen in the way the country obtained freedom from its erstwhile British overlords. The struggle for freedom, in this sense, was a struggle for basic civil rights…

Start your start-up the right way – A step by step guide to register under Start-up India Scheme

Colloquially, a start-up is a company or a project in its nascent stages, brainchild of a single or a set of entrepreneurs. Start-ups usually seek to innovate and tap into the unexplored sectors of the market, holding the potential to…

Special Provisions for Protection of Women from Violence

In India, there are multiple laws that have been enforced to ensure the safety of women and their protection from violence. The Indian Penal Code, 1860 have incorporated various punishable offences against women. Section 354 – Outraging the Modesty of…

Time to Run Around with Tickling Down of Clock: WATER CRISES AT ITS PEAK!

India is facing one of its major and massive water crisis. For two consecutive years, India is facing weak monsoon affecting nearly 330 million population by a severe drought. With almost 50 percent of India thinking about a dry season…

The Chile Protests- Beginning or the End

“It’s not about the 30 pesos, it’s about 30 years”. This statement is a line echoing from a video montage produced by Ana Tijoux. It reflects the current situation of the Southern American Country Chile. This country of 18 million…

VISHAKA GUIDELINES: A Step Towards Safer Workplace

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” Michele Obama Imagining a nation deprived of the potential ideas and hard work of what…

Special Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Parliament passed the Special Protection (Amendment) Bill recently, the reason it made to the headlines was clear amended the SPG Act of 1988. The main aim of the legislature doing this was to reduce state expenditure on VIP security. This…

Is India moving towards lawlessness?

The current political and legal scenarios have seemed to instill fear in the mind of the common Indian citizen. We have witnessed a rise in vigilante crimes against the minorities in the form of mob lynchings, with men being beaten…

Parliament approves a bill providing the death penalty for sexual assault against children

In present-day India, rape has become of the worst evils of society. Every village, district, town, and the city is plagued with this crime. No one is spared when it comes to rape, whether it is a young woman, an…

Supreme Court’s Guidelines for Execution of Death Penalty

What is Death Penalty? Death Penalty is a legal procedure of putting an offender to death through execution of him/her for a crime committed by them for which they are convicted by a court of law. It is judicial execution…

Climate Emergency: Issue to be Concerned About

What is Climate Emergency? To understand what climate emergency is we should be aware of two terms climate crisis and emergency. Climate crisis is another name for global warming and emergency is a serious and dangerous situation requiring immediate action….

Mortgage Under the Transfer of Property Act

Mortgage Under the Transfer of Property Act In simple words, we can define mortgage as a legal agreement by which a bank, building society (creditor), etc lends money at interest in exchange for taking title of the debtor’s property, with…

Sabarimala Case Summary

Case Name:  Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors vs. The State of Kerala & Ors. Citation:  Writ Petition(Civil) No 373 of 2006 Parties name:  Indian Young Lawyers Association (petitioner) Travancore Devaswom Board (respondent) State of Kerala (respondent) Pandalam Royal Family…

All you need to know about Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility is an idea which requires corporations and organizations to consider and work towards the welfare and the interests of society at large by taking up such responsibilities that impact their customer bases, employees, shareholders, communities and the…

Whether District Commission can set aside ex parte order passed by it under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019?

Consumer protection legislation aims at ensuring consumer welfare, making them “benevolent social legislation”[i]. In India, the first such piece of legislation was passed in 1986 which was subsequently amended in 1991, 1993 and 2002. This was followed most recently by…

Section 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019

Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. v. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Civil Appeal No. 4779 of 20191 Facts of the case The Appellant accepted a bid to construct a 4-lane bypass on NH-26, in Madhya Pradesh, which was…

Decoding the Juvenile Justice System of India along with the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015

Children are considered to be the future of the nation. Children are to be taken care of and their future needs to be secured. The first statute of the Juvenile Justice Act came into force in 1986 for the purpose…

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019- All you need to know

Recently, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 has become a heated topic for debate and discussions since the time that it was introduced. It seeks to amend some provisions…

Uniform Civil Code: A practical Panorama or illusion of lawmakers?

The dialogue over the uniform civil code is not a new one but is the one that has intensified in the recent modern times. With the judgment of Triple Talaq[i] and Sabarimala Temple[ii], it had led to the thinking of…

What is Zero F.I.R?

“Justice delayed is justice denied” As propounded by William Ewart Gladstone, when proper justice is not timely delivered to the aggrieved party, not only he/she suffer violations of his/her rights but the society as a whole also suffers a loss…

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