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Can the government sue or be sued?

Article 300 lays down that the Government of India, or of the State, ay sue or be sued by the name of the Union of India or of the State respectively. The Centre or a State can thus be sued as a juristic personality. As regards the extent of government liability, the Article declares that ..

What are the conditions under which a person may be deprived of the Indian Citizenship?

Under Section 10, citizens of India by naturalization, marriage, registration, domicile and residence may be deprived of citizenship by an order of the Central Government, if it is satisfied that- (1) the registration or naturalization was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact, or, (2) he has shown himself ..

What do you mean by Eminent Domain?

It is regarded as an inherent right of the state, an essential incident of its sovereignty, to take private property for public use. This power, known as Eminent Domain, depends on the superior domain of the state over all property within its boundaries; it is supposed to be based upon an implied reservation by the ..

What is the status of Article 370 under the Indian Constitution?

Article 370 has been characterized in the Constitution as being of a temporary nature. Article 370 (3) says that the President, by public notification, may declare that Article 370 shall cease to be operative, or shall be operative only with such exceptions, and modifications, and from such date as he may specify. But before the ..

What do you mean by composite legislation?

Many a time, a legislature may enact composite legislation which may be based on more than one legislative entry. There is no bar against Parliament or the State Legislatures enacting a statute, the subject matter of which falls for exercise of powers under two or more entries in the same List or different Lists. A ..

What is a civil proceeding?

Article 133 of the Indian Constitution covers all civil proceedings. The term ‘civil proceeding’ includes all proceedings affecting civil rights which are not criminal. Proceedings under Article 226 are regarded as civil proceedings for purposes of Article 133. The Supreme Court has defined a ‘civil proceeding’ as one in which a person seeks to enforce ..

What are the constitutional provisions related to reorganization of states?

Article 3 enables Parliament to effect by law reorganization inter se of the territories of the States constituting the Indian Union. Parliament is empowered or enact law to reorganize the existing States by establishing new States, or by uniting two or more States or parts of States, or by uniting any territory to a part ..

What do you mean by ‘colourable exercise of power’ in relation to preventive detention?

A detention order may be quashed on the ground of colourable exercise of power if there is no rational material for the subjective satisfaction of the detaining authority, or that the material is such that no reasonable person could possibly arrive at such satisfaction on its basis. A considerable delay, say of two or three ..