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Social Justice Benches of Supreme Court of India

January 25, 2017

After being sworn in as the Chief Justice of India, a laudable step taken by Justice JS Khehar was to revive the popular social justice bench that was set up in December 2014, by reversing his predecessor Justice TS Thakur’s decision. This has been a very welcoming...

Religion and Electoral Politics: Recent SC Judgement

January 12, 2017

On January 3, 2017, the Supreme Court has ruled that “religion, race, caste, community or language would not be allowed to play any role in the electoral process” and that election of a candidate would be declared null and void if an appeal is made to seek...

Domestic Violence in India and DV Act, 2005

October 26, 2016

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 are a number of factors as cause...

Right to Health in the Constitution of India

October 6, 2016

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 promotion of welfare of the people. Providing...

Justice RM Lodha Committee and Legalising betting

February 16, 2016

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 scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL). The...

Jallikattu versus Animal Cruelty

February 16, 2016

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. The event is considered as matter of...

RBI and RTI: Recent Supreme Court Judgement

February 16, 2016

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 orders of the Central Information Commission (CIC)...

Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right

November 13, 2015

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, the right to privacy is a fundamental...

Supreme Court verdict on unwed mothers

July 8, 2015

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 supremacy in the society. Background According to...

Facts about Collegium System of Judicial Appointments in India

May 2, 2015

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 single system of courts, adopted from the...

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