Mains-39: Various Issues Related to Executive & Judiciary in India

Curative Petition: Meaning and Recent Uses

The Supreme Court of India has rejected the pleas of the curative petition filed by two of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case. What is a curative petition? A curative petition is the last judicial resort available for the redressal of grievances in front of a court. The objective here is to ..

Citizenship Amendment Act : Factors behind protests

Since the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 there has been protests country wide and post the event at the Jamia Milia University, the agitation has only intensified. There is a need to look at the factors behind the recent protests. Factors behind protests Firstly, there has been a new level of polarisation in ..

Section 144 of CrPC & its Provisions

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is used to prohibit assemblies of four or more individuals. It is also used to order mobile phone companies to block voice or Internet communications in one or more areas. With protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act all across the country, Section 144 has been imposed to ..


Do you think that it is not a good idea to pass a legislation for overcoming the effects of court verdicts. Discuss this in the light of the latest Bill on reservation in Central Academic Cadre which gives relief to disadvantaged sections of society.

Any government should not make it a standard practice of bypassing the court verdicts by means of legislations. The latest Bill by the Central Government on the reservation of scheduled castes, tribes and other backward classes to various institutions of the Central Government is one such case. � The Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Teachers� ..

Indian judiciary is in dire need of reforms due to the glaring number of pendent cases. How do you think this can be checked effectively? The Indian courts are known for high case pendency. This has also had a deleterious effect on the economy and growth.

The Indian courts are known for high case pendency. This has also had a deleterious effect on the economy and growth. � India�s subordinate courts which are the first point-of-call for a majority of cases more than one-third of the 31 million cases have been pending for over 3 years. The ratio in High Court ..