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Month May 2020

Lockdown: Law & Legality

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).[10] It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in an ongoing pandemic. As of 22… Continue Reading →

Power of Attorney

“Its not faith in technology, its faith in people.”   As the quote suggests, no matter how advanced the technology may be, there are still some things that can only be settled with notions like faith, trust, and promises. In… Continue Reading →

Legal Aid And It’s Importance

Legal aid is giving welfare rights, social help, economically etc. Legal aid is giving assistance to people who are unable to afford legal representation. It gives right of equality before the law, the right to counsel and the right to… Continue Reading →

Doctrine Of Double Jeopardy

Based on the Latin term non bis in idem which directly translates to “not twice against the same [thing]”, the Doctrine of Double Jeopardy is a procedural defences that protects an accused person from being tried for the same or… Continue Reading →

Independence Of Judiciary And Post Retirement Jobs

The Indian judicial system is a ladder of justice. The Constitution has entrusted the Supreme Court and the High Courts with the important duty of exercising Judicial Review. Any legislation or executive action held to be arbitrary or unreasonable can… Continue Reading →

Disinvestment

The sale or liquidation of subsidiaries or fixed assets such as the public sector undertakings, enterprises, and projects by the central or the state government is termed as disinvestment. Disinvestments are principally stimulated by the optimization of resources to produce… Continue Reading →

Counterfeit Currency

The denominational numeral in latent, see-through Devanagari script, electrotype watermarks, colour-changing ink, and the orientation and relative positioning of Mahatma Gandhi on a ₹500 currency. I know this and maybe you do too and so does everyone who has ever… Continue Reading →

Fashion Law

What Is Fashion Law? Fashion law is a legal field encompassing issues that arise throughout the life of an article of clothing or a fashion accessory. Fundamental issues in fashion law include intellectual property, business and finance, with subcategories ranging… Continue Reading →

Public Nuisance A Criminal Offence

Growing up in an urban society always thought it to be way better than rural life thinking that all the necessary commodities are nearby. Moreover, the concept of people minding their own business also somewhere influenced me to not really… Continue Reading →

Right To Receive Gratuity

Employees play a major role in growth of any organization. Payment of gratuity by an employer is a mechanism devised to recognize the efforts of employees who remain associated with the organizations for a long period of time and also,… Continue Reading →

Property Rights of Second Wife and her Child

As per the law, in case a person dies interstate, his property moves or can be claimed by his Class-I heirs that include: Son Daughter Widow Mother Son of a predeceased son Daughter of predeceased son Widow of predeceased son… Continue Reading →

Media Trials

Media became a boon to enlighten people and make them more aware and concerned about the whole world. The democracy has essentially three pillars viz., legislature, executive and judiciary. Media has become the fourth pillar of the democracy. It highlighted the social, economic,… Continue Reading →

Law Of Adultery As It Stands In India

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… Continue Reading →

The Legality of Lockdown amid Coronavirus

 “Wars Are Not Won In A Day” Introduction On 11th March 2020, a 123-year-old law (so-called draconian law) was implemented and came into force by the authority of the President and Government of India. Karnataka was the 1st Indian State… Continue Reading →

Criminialization Of Marital Rape

The idea of the “sacrosanct” institution of marriage dished out by the mainstream Indian cinema is a myth and is contrary to women’s perceptions of reality. Though marital rape is the most common and repugnant form of masochism in Indian… Continue Reading →

Human Rights & Right to Education

The right to education is legally guaranteed for all without any discrimination. States have the obligation to protect, respect, and fulfil the right to education. Education is intrinsically valuable as humankind’s most effective tool for personal empowerment. Education takes on the status of… Continue Reading →

Cognizable and Non – Cognizable Offence

In India, Criminal Investigation For Trial starts with how and what happens once a crime takes place and how the investigation machinery leads the investigation under Cr.P.C and ultimately rests its case before the Judiciary in order to give the… Continue Reading →

Human Rights & Death Penalty

The death penalty is a denial of the most basic human rights; it violates one of the most fundamental principles under widely accepted human rights law—that states must recognize the right to life. The UN General Assembly, the representative body… Continue Reading →

ADR As A Tool For Social Justice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to the means of settling disputes without going through the adversarial mode of legal procedures. The ADR mechanism enables settlement of disputes in many formal and informal ways but ADR emphasises mainly on the settlement… Continue Reading →

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