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What Is the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020?

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force on 20th July 2020. It introduced significant changes to the 1986 act. Few days after it came into force, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution notified the Consumer...

Overview of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 finally replaced the 3-decade-old Consumer Protection Act, 1986. It received the assent of the President of India and was published in the official gazette on 9th August 2019. It came into force recently on...

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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WhatsApp Emails Delhi HC Judge Asking Her Not To Hear the Plea Challenging New Privacy Policy

The Delhi High Court raised strong objection to an E-mail sent by WhatsApp asking a judge not to hear the plea which challenges its new privacy policy. Justice Pratibha Singh said that the e-mail that was withdrawn later was totally unwarranted as she was anyway going to recuse from hearing the plea which was filed by Rohilla Chaitanya who contends that the new privacy policy of WhatsApp provides 360-degree access to a customer’s virtual activity and is against the fundamental right of privacy.
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TRP Scam Case: Bombay HC Extends Protection To Arnab Goswami and Other Employees Till the Next Hearing

On Friday, the Bombay High court extended the protection that was given, to Republic TV’s Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami and other employees of ARG Outlier Media Private Limited till January 29th in the alleged case of Television Rating Point manipulation. A status report was submitted by the police to the division bench of Justices S.S.Shinde and Manish Pitale by the Police on the ongoing case.

Plea Seeks FIR Against Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde in Bombay HC for False Info

A plea has been filed in Bombay High Court seeking an FIR against Maharashtra minister Dhananjay Munde who is undergoing times of trouble due to his extra-marital affair. Recently, an FIR had been lodged against Munde by a woman, accusing him of raping her sister. Munde clarified that he was actually in a relationship with that woman and had two children. He accused the two women of blackmailing him.

What is the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016?

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (“RERA”) is an Act of the Parliament. It seeks to protect home-buyers as well as help...

Writ Petition for Compensation Accepted by Calcutta High Court 

Introduction The Petitioner Purna Ch. Biswas filed a Writ Petition with the complaint that their claims for a higher quantum of compensation have not yet...