Karthikeyan P

Should the Exorbitant Amounts Charged for RT-PCR Tests be Refunded?

Introduction A plea has been filed in the Honourable Supreme Court of India seeking a refund of exorbitant amounts charged by private hospitals and labs for RT-PCR Tests.     RT-PCR Test The RT-PCR test is a real-time Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test...

Should CCTV’s be Installed in the Police Station?

Introduction In a recent judgment, the bench led by Justice Nariman issued directions to both the state and Union Territory governments to install CCTV cameras in every functioning police station. The apex court while hearing a related to custodial torture,...

Explained: The ECI’s Initiative to Provide Voting System to NRIs

The Election Commission of India has shown interest in extending the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) to NRIs. The Honourable Supreme court of India has stated to hear the plea related to voting rights to NRIs in January 2021.

Explained: The Contempt Proceedings Against Kunal Kamra

This Article tries to explain the contempt proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his alleged tweets which attempted to lower the Supreme Court’s authority. He made a series of tweets after the Apex Court granted interim bail to Arnab Goswami, Republic TV Editor-in-Chief.

Do All Insults Come Under the Ambit of SC/ST Act as Offence?

Introduction The Honourable Supreme court of India held that all insults or intimidation are not an offence under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, unless it is made based on the caste of the victim. Aim...

Explained: The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in parliament wherein the Joint Parliamentary Committee has been referred for detailed examination and making reports. Introduction In July 2017 a committee was formed to examine the issues related to data protection in...

Increase of Poll Expenditure Ceiling by the Indian Government

The law ministry has increased the ceiling on poll expenditure by 10% for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections following a recommendation by the ECI. The proposal by ECI Over a month, the law ministry sources said they had received a proposal from the Election...

Political Parties and the Affair of Symbols

Introduction A political party is a group of people with the same ideology, intention, and agenda who try to hold power through an election. The members of political parties agree on some policies and programs for the society to promote the collective good. All...

Explained: Labour Reform Bills, 2020

The parliament of India has passed three labour reform bills by voice vote amid opposition's disapproval namely: 1) Code on Occupational Safety, Health and working conditions; 2) Industrial Relations Code, and 3) Social Security Code. The labour ministry had drafted 4...

Should India Consider Increasing the Legal Age of Marriage for Women?

The Honourable Prime Minister of India has recently stated that the government is reconsidering the legal marriage age for women. Currently, the legal marriage age for women stands at 18 years.  Reasoning Behind This Consideration The government of India is reconsidering the marriage...

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