Cyber Terrorism in India

Introduction Using violent means to achieve political goals, especially by targeting innocent civilians, is a hallmark of terrorism., Nonetheless, in the last two or three decades, the world has come to realize that terror can be inflicted on countries and...

Legalisation and Regulation of Surrogacy

‘Womb on rent’, ‘Mom’s market’, ‘Baby Machine’ and other similar dire and disruptive notions etched by a misguided sense of satisfaction are nothing less than a bland rendition of the holiest relationship known to mankind. INTRODUCTION The word surrogacy owes its...

Critical Analysis of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

INTRODUCTION: Surrogacy generally refers to the process of one woman carrying a baby for another woman with the intention of handing over the baby to the other woman, after the delivery of the baby. Surrogacy can be classified into either...

The name or title of the movie is the most important part of determining the identity of the movie and making it distinct in the minds of the audience. It is interesting to note that movie titles cannot be protected under...

What Is an Enabling Statute?

Author Kiruti Ratchaya explains the basics of enabling statute and what makes it different from other forms of legislation.

Judicial Activism v. Judicial Restraint

Author S. Kiruti Ratchaya compares and contrasts the two prominent school of judicial thought - activism and restraint.

Arbitration Clause in Contract: Is It an Exception to Section 28?

INTRODUCTION Section 28 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 talks about the agreements in restraint of legal proceedings. This section holds an important role in the formation of contracts as this provide powers for the parties to enforce their rights...

Constitutional Status of Women in India

INTRODUCTION The constitution of India was adopted on 26th November 1949 and it came into force on 26th January 1950. The constitution of India was written in a period when the status of women in India was very impoverished and...

Is Article 44 a Myth? Origin of Uniform Civil Code or UCC Explained

India is a secular state with the Constitution of India giving its people the freedom of right to religion under Article 25 and  Article 26. But on the other hand, there is the controversy of implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) under Article 44 of part IV (Directive principles of the state policy) under the Indian Constitution.

Capitalization of Indigenous Knowledge in This Global Epoch: Encroaching the Right of the Indigenous Population

As globalization blurs the distance between the remotest corners of the earth, indigenous knowledge with mainstream applications can become a subject of dispute between the corporate entities who wish to capitalize and the natives for whom this knowledge and...

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Sweden’s Idealistic Equality 

Introduction On 28th​ August, 2020 violent protests broke out in the southern Swedish city of Malmo after followers of far-right...

Gujarat HC Dismisses Petition to Allow Parsis to Perform Customary Funeral Rites; Says Fundamental Rights Are Subject to Public Order, Morality and Health

The Gujarat High Court dismissed the petition seeking directions from the Court permitting the petitioners to carry out funeral rites according to their religious practices and held that “the safety and the welfare of the State is the supreme law.”

Right of Senior Citizen to Exclusively Reside in Own House Must Be Viewed From Prism of Article 21: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court while holding that senior citizen’s have exclusive right to reside in their house stated that their children and children’s spouses are only licensees.

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Against Road Widening; Says God Will Forgive Us if Religious Institutions Are Affected by Road Development Projects

According to the Kerala High Court, the petitions had raised no valid point which proved mala-fide intentions or illegality on the part of the respondents.

SC Upholds the Order of National Green Tribunal Banning Firecrackers in Areas With Poor Air Quality

The Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the order of the National Green tribunal in banning the use of firecrackers during Covid-19 in areas with poor air quality. According to the Court it was the need of the hour.