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 proposed by the Respondent. The contract was agreed between the parties on the basis of … Read more Section 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019
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 of protecting juveniles. This was not perfect legislation and this was then amended various times … Read more Decoding the Juvenile Justice System of India along with the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015
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 of the Citizenship Act 1955 to enable the people from the minority background to get … Read more Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019- All you need to know
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 creating legislation that will be universal in operation by replacing the various personal laws prevalent. … Read more Uniform Civil Code: A practical Panorama or illusion of lawmakers?
“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 of faith in the efficacy of its justice system. This justice system needs to initiated … Read more What is Zero F.I.R?
In the recent case in Hyderabad where the people accused of gang rape were all killed in a police encounter, mixed reaction came from the general public with some people justifying the encounter saying that justice was ultimately served through this process while those who oppose the encounter question the legality of the killings and … Read more Supreme Court’s Guidelines on Encounter killings
One Nation One Language for a Country like India has always been a controversial concept as India the country where there are 22 recognised official languages, as per the Eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution. The language is the epitome of diversified population, cultures, and traditions of India. It is because of various languages that India … Read more One Nation One Language
Because of its strongly imbibed “Unity in Diversity” culture, the Indian constitutional system is unique. India is a “Union of States” outlined for political and cultural unity, the elimination of divisive forces, and the effective administration of the huge country. The Indian Constitution offers an excellent framework for a smooth relationship between the Union and … Read more Floor Test: A Check on Discretionary Power of Governor
“We will not hate, we will dance, on to that “tune of love’’, despite these wrongs for although we are different, we are united in pride” To shake off the shackles of their gender-driven and stigmatised lowly bondage, and demand their rightful place in the society. In a bid to shake off the social stigma, … Read more What is Transgender persons(protection of rights) bill, 2019?
“Judicial independence was not a judge’s privilege, but a responsibility cast upon him” Delhi HC, 2010 There has been a lot of news in recent times on the topic that the office of Chief Justice of India will come under Right to Information Act, 2005. The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court gave its verdict … Read more CJI’s office under right to information act(RTI)
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) has always been an issue of debate in India and recently has gained even more spotlight with the upcoming discussions of extending it nationwide. The National Register of Citizens is based on the principle of Citizenship by Registration under the Citizenship Act of 1955 and has been mentioned under … Read more Nationwide NRC: All You need to Know
The Transfer of Property Act which came into force on 1st July 1882, is major Indian legislation, which regulates the transfer of property in the country. The act in section 5 defines the phrase transfer of property. It defines it as an act which conveys property in present or in the future, by a living … Read more Transfer of Property to Unborn Person
“Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos.” The Joker (Heath Ledger) Is that what Maharashtra has become? A breeding ground for chaos? With what has been happening for the past few weeks I am unable to think otherwise. With there being no conclusion in government formation even after more than … Read more Maharastra Politics Unhinged: Law and Policy
It is known to everyone that Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi dispute was only a political not the legal dispute in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This political dispute over 2.77acres of land had disturbed tranquillity in the Indian society which resulted to matter reached to court. The issues revolve around the control of a site traditionally … Read more Ayodhya Verdict: Peace and fairness:
What is Contempt of Court? Contempt of court is any behavior or wrongdoing that conflicts with or challenges the authority, integrity, and superiority of the court. These acts might include failure to comply with requests, witness tampering, withholding evidence, interruption of proceedings, or defying a court order. These wrongful acts may be committed by attorneys, … Read more Is Contempt of Court against Fundamental Rights?
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is said to be the next big economic reform after GST. There is a drastic need to enact this as legislation as none of the regulatory bodies is in line with standards prescribed by the international organizations. This code has essentially strived to revamp the prevailing frameworks on Insolvency and … Read more Problems with Framework of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
Background The Babri Masjid was a mosque that was built in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh around 1528-29 CE by Mir Baqi on the orders of the then Mughal emperor Babur. It was contended by the Hindu community of that area that the mosque was developed by demolishing a structure that marked the birthplace of Lord Rama … Read more Ayodhya verdict: A summary [Final judgment attached]
A contract of sale is a contract whereby the seller transfers or agrees to transfer the property or goods to the buyer for a price. Conditions and warranties to the contract of sale can either be implied or expressly mentioned. Implied conditions are those which are presumed to have been present in the contract even … Read more Implied Condition as to Quality and Fitness: An Exception to Caveat Emptor
In the recent turn of events, two contradictory decision of the Apex court has gained a lot of importance. Both the decisions have been rendered by the bench comprising of three judges. The first judgment is of Pune Municipal Corporation v. Harakchand Solanki (further referred to as PMC)which was rendered in the year 2014 and … Read more Doctrine of per incuriam (Controversy Around Justice Arun Mishra and the Land Acquisition Case)
Post-Diwali Crisis and Death Tolls: Diwali brings up a lot of happiness in Indian families; but in the last few years, it has blown out thousands of lives due to pollution it causes because of the burning of fire-crackers. According to the State of India’s Environment (SoE) Report in Figures, 2019, Air pollution is responsible … Read more Air Pollution in Delhi: Abundance of Blame Games and Lack of Preventive Measures