No discrimination in the India legal system

The cornerstone of democracy is an independent and impartial court, which should be free of political influences and concerns. India cannot have two separate legal systems, one for the wealthy and resourceful, as well as those in positions of political power, and the other for the poor and powerless. To maintain citizens' trust, the "colonial... Continue Reading →

Miscarriage of justice in fast-track courts

The number of unresolved cases is troubling. One of the causes for the massive growth in the number of pending cases in High Courts is the failure to fill judge vacancies in a timely manner. There are now about 100 such positions. All of the delays, lack of accountability, and half-baked ideas make the fundamental... Continue Reading →

Dowry Deaths: An age-old crime in india

A woman enters a relationship, she has a lot of healthy expectations. She aspires to have a happy married life. She would hope to become a mother one day, then a mother-in-law, a grandmother, and so on. And they are deserving of a respectable social standing. The merciless hands of dowry-related deaths have worn down... Continue Reading →

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2020

Voluntarily terminating a pregnancy is a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code, 1860.  The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 permits medical doctors (with specific specialisation) to terminate a pregnancy on certain conditions. A pregnancy can be terminated at any time up to 12 weeks if one doctor agrees, and up to 20... Continue Reading →

Triple talaq: no more legal protection

Due to social ideas, religion, and traditions, women have faced several challenges. Even if we agree that both genders have equal human rights, when it comes to religion and cultural standards, it becomes more of a question than an evident assertion. The issue of Triple Talaq has long been contentious. There are conformists who believe... Continue Reading →

Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Any partnership or organization is bound to have disagreements. Disputes can be settled by litigation (i.e., in a court of law) or through an ADR mechanism (alternative dispute resolution). ADR refers to processes and techniques that allow disputing parties to reach an agreement without resorting to litigation. It is a collective term for the various... Continue Reading →

Law and Poverty

Poverty eradication has been a major challenge in our country since independence, and it has deepened its roots in India's national development goal to establish a just and equal society. World Bank has defined poverty as the deprivation of well-being, income, inability to obtain basic needs and necessities for a dignified existence, lack of health... Continue Reading →

Article 25, Secularism in India

The words "socialist" and "secular" were not included in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution when it was first written in 1950. The 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 amended the Preamble to include these words. Prior to this Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled in Keshavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala that the Preamble is a... Continue Reading →

The Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021

On February 13, 2021, the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 was tabled in the Lok Sabha. It proposes that certain existing appellate bodies be dissolved and their functions be transferred to other existing judicial organizations. It also proposes including provisions in the Act itself regarding the makeup of selection committees and... Continue Reading →

Right to information is an essential right

The government wants to share information power with the poorest citizens; it wants to empower the most vulnerable. It is exactly because of this reason that the Right to Information has to be maintained for everybody. On July 25, 2000, the Freedom of Information Bill was introduced in parliament. The fundamental right to free speech... Continue Reading →

The Employees Compensation Act, 1923

Every employee wants to have a stable employment and be reimbursed for the expenses he has incurred. This is a criterion that all businesses, whether small or large, must meet. After all, the success of a firm is determined by its people. As a result, a company's main goal is to safeguard its personnel and... Continue Reading →

Will Corporate Social Responsibility help in sustainable development?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to a company's ongoing commitment to incorporate social and environmental concerns into its operations. Changes in the global environment are forcing businesses all over the world to look beyond their financial results and integrate social and environmental concerns into their strategic planning. The Companies Act of 2013 took effect on... Continue Reading →

Rape against women in India

In rape culture girls are advised how to dress in order to avoid "inviting trouble" and being "slutshamed," normalizing male predatory behaviour. To remedy this, Indians must shift the focus away from women and toward the real issue: mentality of the people residing in India. In the meantime, the Government of India must quickly establish... Continue Reading →

Prisoners’ rights in India

The law governing prisoners' rights has evolved throughout time. There is no comprehensive legislation that addresses prisoners' rights and governs their behaviour while incarcerated. The country's judiciary, on the other hand, has repeatedly accorded proper recognition to the criminals and their fundamental rights. In the absence of comprehensive law, it has succeeded in establishing precedents... Continue Reading →

Freedom of Press violates Right to Privacy

Right to Privacy is a fundamental right that cannot be taken away. It necessitates respect because it is linked to human dignity. However, given the current situation, it is under a great threat. We can see how the overly excited media is infringing on people's personal rights. It is necessary to strike a balance between... Continue Reading →

Gender inequality in personal laws

Property laws In 2005, the Hindu Succession Act was changed to include a daughter as an equal partner in joint family property. However, some issues remain. The rules for inheriting a woman's property differ from those for a man's property among Hindus. If a woman dies intestate without a husband or children, her property will... Continue Reading →

Uniform Civil Code towards gender equality

The main goal of the Constitution's architects was to work towards a common civil code for all citizens in the future in a gradual and consensual manner. The political hesitation and inability to call a spade a spade, on the other hand, has lingered on this problem for a long time. For more than four... Continue Reading →

India as a Quasi-Federal state

Indian Constitution has adopted quasi-federal system. The quasi-federal system in India is named from the fact that it combines the best elements of both a federation and a union. The word "quasi-federalism" refers to a state that is halfway between a unitary state and a federation. It combines the characteristics of a federal government with... Continue Reading →

Federal features of the Indian Constitution

The Indian federal system has several characteristics which are required for a federal polity: Written Constitution: The Indian Constitution is a written constitution with 395 articles and 12 schedules that satisfies these fundamental criteria of a federal government. The Indian Constitution is, in fact, the most complicated in the world.Supremacy of the Constitution: The Constitution... Continue Reading →

Unitary features of the Indian Constitution

“The framers of the Constitution have modified the true nature of Indian federalism by incorporating certain non-federal features in the Constitution as well. This has lent support to the contention that the Indian Constitution is federal in form but unitary in spirit.”[1] Single Citizenship: India has a dual polity with a single citizenship for the... Continue Reading →

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