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Effect of Twitter’s Action on Prashant Bhushan’s Contempt Case

On 22nd July 2020, the Supreme Court of India suo moto initiated a contempt of court case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India. The proceedings were against Bhushan's 'two tweets' dated 27th June 2020 and 29th June 2020....

Safoora Zargar’s Case: What Is the Line of Reasoning Applicable to a Pregnant Woman in Custody?

”What is the line of reasoning that would be applicable to a pregnant woman who is in custody?”. Justice Shakdher of Delhi High Court raised this question. This was while granting bail to Safoora Zargar and releasing her from Tihar...

The Many Names of One Country: Must We Consider Changing India’s Name to Bharat?

Centuries ago, Shakespeare used the phrase “What’s in a name?” in his famous play Romeo and Juliet. This adage implies that the name of a thing doesn’t matter as much as the qualities possessed by it. Further, ever since...

Exercising the Right to Default Bail During the COVID-19 Pandemic In India

The Supreme Court via its order dated 23rd March 2020 ordered the extension of the period of limitation. The limitation period extends w.e.f 15th March 2020 until further notice. This extension relates to all petitions, applications, suits, appeals, and...

Analyzing the Suspension of Labour Laws In Light of COVID-19

Some states in India have made drastic amendments to the application of labour laws. Though, they claim it to be for a limited time –period. This is in response, to the current pandemic which has affected the whole economy....

How Has the Pandemic Forced the Brands to Reshape Their Trademarks?

The Coronavirus has affected more than 205 countries, territories, and areas to date. The spread of this pandemic has been rapid. It has led to unprecedented government intervention. There have been lockdowns, border and business closures. The incredible impact...

An Insight Into the Latest Development on the Third Gender

This article aims to highlight the nuances of the Draft Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020. The Government released them on April 18th, 2020. There was a surge of public pressure on the government. Thus, there is an...

A Law Student’s View on where to draw the line on Contempt of Court

“No doubt, any citizen can comment or criticize the judgment of this court ......No litigant has a right to attribute motives to a Judge”  –Supreme Court On 27th April 2020, the Supreme Court Division Bench of Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice...

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An Overview of the Changes to be Introduced by the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

The first consumer protection legislation Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (‘old act’) was introduced with the primary objective of protecting...
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Disparagement of Trademark, Products and Disparaging Advertisement 

Disparagement means “criticising someone in a wrong way” Disparagement is “to speak of slightingly, undervalue, to bring discredit or dishonour upon, the act of...

Political Prisoners and COVID‘s Double-Edged Sword for Those Awaiting Trial

The COVID pandemic has delayed judicial proceedings on one end. On the other end, it poses serious health risks for those kept in overcrowded...

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeals Against Termination of Over 8000 Teachers

The Supreme Court dismissed a series of petitions by teachers against the termination of their services. The Bench held that when the very employment...

Former DMK MLA Rajkumar Acquitted by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has acquitted MLA Rajkumar in a rape and murder case of a 15-year-old minor girl. Justice N Satish Kumar pronounced...