Every now and then, we hear the remix versions of old classic hit songs being used in films and being played by the DJs. Not only are the old songs remixed and re-released, but we also have fairly newer songs that are released in a modified version. For instance, a lot of Punjabi Songs are... Continue Reading →
Is Pegasus a national security threat?
The Pegasus surveillance software today represents a new advanced layer of spyware intelligence. It is different from earlier instances of phone tapping as Pegasus software allows injection of the spyware in targeting mobile phones through non-click methodologies. Hence, it represents a sophisticated level of today’s mechanisms of how monitoring through spyware can be effectively enforced.... Continue Reading →
RIGHT TO ADVERTISEMENT OF LEGAL PROFESSION IN INDIA
Right to advertisement is one of the intrinsic features of conducting any business, profession, or any other organization in today's world. A person can transmit any type of information to the general public, provided that such advertisement conforms to the norms and regulations established in this regard. Communication can be through newspapers, magazines, emails, letters,... Continue Reading →
TYPES OF SECURITY IN INDIA
In India, security covers are provided to the recognised individuals who hold high-risk threats. Different individuals are provided with different kinds of security according to the information provided by the intelligence department. Depending on the threat insight to the individual the category is divided into 5 categories: SPG, Z+, Z, Y and X. Z Security... Continue Reading →
Personal liberty is a natural, vital right of an individual, recognised as a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. This entitlement is a part of the inalienable basic structure of the Constitution of India. When an individual is suspected to have committed an offence (punishable under the law for the time... Continue Reading →
In India, the law of adultery is punishable under section 497 of the IPC, but originally the framers of the code did not make adultery an offence punishable under the Code, it was the Second law commission which after giving mature consideration to the subject, came to the conclusion that it was not advisable to... Continue Reading →
The Global Significance of India’s Pharmaceutical Patent Laws
Patents are one of the major forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) used in the pharmaceutical industry. Significant changes to India’s patent system occurred after India signed the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement in 1995. India being a signatory of the TRIPS agreement was under a contractual obligation to amend its Patents... Continue Reading →
ENVIRONMENT LAWS IN INDIA
The need for protection and conservation of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources is reflected in the constitutional framework of India and also in the international commitments of India. The Constitution under Part IVA (Art 51A-Fundamental Duties) casts a duty on every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including... Continue Reading →
The upcoming trial in Indian federalism
The Indian Constitution may face an unprecedented crisis in 2026 when there will be a dramatic change in the composition of the Lok Sabha. Since 1976, seats in the Lok Sabha have reflected the 1971 census and have not taken into account changes in the population. The primary reason for this has been unequal population... Continue Reading →
COMMERCIAL SURROGACY IN INDIA
Commercial surrogacy is a type of surrogacy in which the surrogate mother is remunerated for her services. There is altruistic surrogacy in which women volunteer to become surrogate mothers without receiving any money. Altruistic surrogacy is mainly done by close friends and family members in which the women help their family carrying pregnancy without any... Continue Reading →
Case analysis of Jarnail Singh vs. Lachhmi Narain Gupta:Reservation in promotion case
1.INTRODUCTION- A verdict on Jarnail Singh vs. Lachhmi Narain Gupta was delivered by The Supreme Court on 26th September. This case is also known as the “Reservation in Promotion Case”. A five-judge bench consisting of Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice RF Nariman, Justice SK Kaul and Justice Indu Malhotra,... Continue Reading →
ANTI-CONVERSION laws:ARE THEY ILLEGAL?
Tolerance is a strange but indispensable civic virtue. It calls on individuals to live calmly and in harmony with people and practices of which they disapprove. Some view it as feeble laxity toward what they believe should be prohibited. Others take it as fundamental to a pluralistic society. The tolerant are not immune to this... Continue Reading →
Legal remedies for death penalty in India
Death Penalty or Capital Punishment is a government sanctioned order whereby a person is sentenced to death for the commission of any heinous offence. It is given in the rarest of rare cases. Death Penalty aims to make the convict as well as the whole society realise the magnitude of the wrong that has happened.... Continue Reading →
THE GUJARAT PROHIBITION ACT, 1949
The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 is being challenged before the Gujarat High Court, more than seven decades after it came into effect as the Bombay Prohibition Act. About the act: It was introduced by the then Bombay province as Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 to overhaul the law relating to intoxicating drugs and narcotics total prohibition. ... Continue Reading →
How is the problem of homelessness treated legally?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights defines a ‘homeless’ as a person who doesn’t live in a permanent house due to a lack of required housing, safety, and availability. India has a shortage of over 20 million houses. Families relocating to urban regions from rural areas owing to property loss, job search, and better opportunities... Continue Reading →
Is there a law to protect healthcare workers?
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Epidemic Disease Act of 1897 was the principal statute governing healthcare emergencies. This law was created during the colonial era to combat the bubonic plague in Bombay. It was barely three pages long and had only four sections. Now faced with an unprecedented health emergency, healthcare workers are being... Continue Reading →
How far should Euthanasia be considered legal?
Euthanasia is the practice of ending a life in a manner that relieves pain and suffering. Euthanasia is classified into three types- voluntary, non-voluntary and involuntary. As the meaning states, when euthanasia is conducted with the consent of the patient, it is termed voluntary euthanasia. Similarly, when it is conducted against the will of the patient,... Continue Reading →
Can an administrator of a WhatsApp group be held responsible for offensive posts?
Whether we like it or not, we are all members of numerous WhatsApp groups. Almost all of us are in more groups than we would want. From project groups to groups for every legal work that comes into the office, to the random temporary group that was formed for a quick discussion, to the extended... Continue Reading →
SUPREME COURT On illegal adoption
Background:The Supreme Court consented to intervene when the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) raised concerns about a rash of allegations regarding unlawful adoptions of COVID orphans by private individuals and organisations. Issue:NCPCR statistics show that 3,621 children were orphaned, 26,176 children lost either parent and 274 children were abandoned between April... Continue Reading →
CONSTITUTIONAL VALIDITY OF DEFAMATION LAW UNDER IPC
As per Black's Law Dictionary, defamation means, the offence of injuring a person's character, fame, or reputation by a false and malicious statement. In law, defamation is described as an attack on another person's reputation by a false publication with the intent of bringing the person into disgrace by conveying the same to a third... Continue Reading →