Supreme Court

October 26, 2016

Domestic Violence in India and DV Act, 2005

Domestic violence is a worldwide phenomenon. In India, it is prevalent in all castes, classes, religious groups and regions. Most of domestic violence incidents are against women however, men are also victim of the same. Domestic Violence against Women There…

October 6, 2016

Right to Health in the Constitution of India

Right to Health is not included as an explicit fundamental right in the Indian Constitution. Most provisions related to health are in Part-IV {Directive Principles}. These are: Article 38 says that the state will secure a social order for the…

February 16, 2016

Justice RM Lodha Committee and Legalising betting

On 4th January, 2016, the Supreme Court (SC)-appointed Justice (retd) RM Lodha committee has suggested sweeping reforms in structure and functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The committee was appointed in the wake of spot-fixing…

February 16, 2016

Jallikattu versus Animal Cruelty

The history of Jallikattu, which was called as Yeru Thazhuvuthal, dates back 1500 years. It is played during the Pongal festival. During the event coins are tied to the bull’s horns. Those who untie the bundle of coins are awarded.…

February 16, 2016

RBI and RTI: Recent Supreme Court Judgement

On December 16, the Supreme Court of India said that RBI cannot reject the plea asking information regarding private and public banks under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. While considering the several appeals filed by the RBI against various…

November 13, 2015

Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right

Right to privacy was earlier recognized as “implicit" in the right to life and liberty - guaranteed by Article 21 of the constitution. However, implicit rights have been subject to judicial scrutiny time and again. As per current judicial pronouncements,…

July 8, 2015

Supreme Court verdict on unwed mothers

The Supreme Court on 6th July 2015 passed a landmark judgement that allows an unwed mother to be the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. This judgement has broken a long edifice of patriarchal…

May 2, 2015

Facts about Collegium System of Judicial Appointments in India

The constitution of India has established an integrated judicial system with Supreme Court at the top and High Courts for states. Under a high courts, there is a hierarchy of subordinate courts viz. district courts and other lower courts. This…

October 2, 2014

National Judicial Appointments Commission

The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) was established by the Union government of India by amending the constitution of India through the 99th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2014. The amendment act was passed by both the houses of Parliament with two-thirds…