A Legal Blog by Prerna Foundation

Month July 2019

Suspension of Fundamental Rights

Fundamental rights, the basic liberties of the people, are mentioned in Part III (Articles 12 to 35) of the Constitution of India. These include individual rights such as equality before the law, freedom of speech and expression, religious and cultural… Continue Reading →

Types Of Directors under Companies Act, 2013

INTRODUCTION “A corporation is an artificial person being invisible, intangible and existing only in contemplation of law”.[i] A corporation has “no mind which can have knowledge or intention nor he has hands to carry out his intention and therefore, it… Continue Reading →

Elections in India

India has a parliamentary system governed under the Constitution of India, which states the decentralization of power among central and state government. The head and supreme commander-in-chief for all defense forces India is the President of India. Election commission is… Continue Reading →

Right To Information Act, 2005

Right to Information Act, 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a – RTI Portal Gateway to the… Continue Reading →

Charge Sheet

A charge sheet is a preparation document of accusation prepared by law-enforcement agencies in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is distinct from FIR. First information report (FIR) is the core document which describes a crime that has been committed. Charge… Continue Reading →

Constitutional Tort

Since governing institution are the governing institution, people gave less emphasis on its liabilities but gradually there were cases in which the state was sued. This led to the formation of Constitutional Tort Law which imposed a liability on the… Continue Reading →

Features of New Consumer Protection Bill

The Bill replaced the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.  The Bill enforces consumer rights, and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and deficiency in services. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 enforces rights of consumers, and provides… Continue Reading →

Doctrine of Blue Pencil

The blue pencil doctrine is a legal concept, where a court finds that which portions of a contract is void or unenforceable, and which portions of the contract are enforceable. The Blue Pencil Rule allows the legally-valid, enforceable provisions of… Continue Reading →

Freedom of Religion

India is one of the most diverse nations in terms of religion, it being the birthplace of four major world religions: Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.   Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25-28… Continue Reading →

#BookRecommendation – Courting Destiny: A Memoir

Courting Destiny: A Memoir by Shanti Bhushan Born in 1925, Shanti Bhushanwas witness to the formative years of the Indian republic. Courting Destiny traces the remarkable story of his life—the family’s origins in the town of Bijnorin the United Provinces,… Continue Reading →

Burden of Proof

The law of evidence is a crucial part of legislature which supplements court’s proceedings. Evidence is the material that establishes a claim or an assertion and enables the court to come to a just decision. The Law of evidence is… Continue Reading →

Media Laws

What Is Media? The term media, which is the plural of medium, refers to the communication channels through which we disseminate news, music, movies, education, promotional messages and other data. It includes physical and online newspapers and magazines, television, radio,… Continue Reading →

Equality before Law

Equality before law is one of the basic principles of liberalism. Thus, law should make sure there is no discrimination among the individuals or group of individuals. Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states: “All are… Continue Reading →

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