The Advocates (Protection) Bill, 2021

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on July 2 has come up with the highly anticipated draft Advocates (Protection) Bill, 2021 (hereinafter to be referred to as ‘the Bill’). The BCI is a statutory body constituted under the Advocates Act, 1961 which regulates legal practice and legal education in India. Introduction The statutory body on... Continue Reading →

Public Interest Litigation: A Brief Introduction and History

As the name suggests, Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is an action of carrying on a legal or judicial proceeding in a court of law for the purpose of enforcing any legal right or legally protected interest. In this form of litigation, the case is initiated not by the aggrieved party but either by the court... Continue Reading →

Writs in short

A writ is a written command or formal order issued by a court of law directing the person or authority to whom it has been addressed, to do or abstain from doing certain act mentioned therein. In common law, primarily there are three types or forms of writ, there have been many other forms which... Continue Reading →

Singapore’s Law to Regulate Fake News

Singapore’s much anticipated legislation to regulate and control the spread of fake new and misinformation or the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) was finally came into effect from October 2, 2019 after much of debate, discussion and deliberation in the Parliament. Backdrop and Introduction: Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister of Law and Home... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Judgment on One Nation One Ration Card

In a judgment on Tuesday, June 29, the Supreme Court directed the Centre, states and Union Territories (UT) to complete the implementation of the scheme of One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) by 31st July. The ONORC scheme was launched in 2019 by the Union Government in four states on a pilot basis. This scheme... Continue Reading →

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