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The Only Cure for Contempt Is Counter Contempt

As Franklin D. Roosevelt rightly said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely” We all believe that among all the organs of the country, the judiciary is considered to be the one unprejudiced body...

Is Force Majeure a Savior or a Tormentor During the COVID-19 Lockdown?

Introduction The meaning of the terms of the ‘Force Majeure’ can be traced in in Black’s Law Dictionary, as ‘an event or effect that can be neither anticipated nor controlled. It is a contractual provision allocating the risk of loss...

Disclosure Obligations of Offences Relating to Bribing Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

Generally speaking, offences can be sub-divided in two different categories; offences falling under (1) general statutes like the Indian Penal Code 1860 (“IPC”); and (2) special statutes like the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (“PoCA”), Essential Commodities Act 1955,...

Opinion | Is Dr. Kafeel Khan a National threat or a Subjugated Figure?

The debate on freedom of speech and expression is not new in India; however, when State uses stringent law like National Security Act against Dr. Kafeel Khan in a vindictive manner, then its time to open your eyes and...

The Logic of Psephology and Heuristics During Elections

Elections are the core institution of liberal democracy and the electoral behaviour of an individual is the effect of the social environment surrounding him. It gives him the ability to make a discernible choice and to act in a...

Contempt of Court: A Deterrent Against Freedom of Expression or a Guardian of Rule of Law

Justice is revered for its tolerance to uphold equality and not for creating terror in minds. Introduction Contempt of court is a broad, common law doctrine. It was described by Joseph Moscovitz, in an often-quoted article in the Columbia Law Review,...

Suo Moto Cognizance of the Juvenile Adversity Amid the COVID Pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has become a battle for each group of the country. Each community is facing its own set of challenges. Amid all this, the unsupported juveniles of the country are facing some intense adversity. While the law...

India’s Need Of Standalone Law For Exterminating The “Torture Demon”

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, the evil it does is permanent.” Undoubtedly, there is no justification for violence, even more so when such violence...

Free Speech vs Contempt of Court: An Analysis in Light of the Prashanth Bhushan Case

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist" – Salman Rushdie What does freedom of speech mean especially in a diverse country like India? Well, by definition, Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India says...

Orders Passed by Drug Controller General of India Relating to Biosimilar Drugs Can Be Tested in Courts, Clarifies Delhi High Court

In the matter of Roche Products (India) Private Limited and others v Cadila Healthcare Limited and others, and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd & Ors v Drug Controller General of India & others (Suit), the Learned Single Judge...
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The Federation’s International Public Speaking Summit 2021, Register By 31st December, 2020

About the Organisation The Federation is a one-of-a-kind organization based in India, founded in June 2016 by Mr. Varun Jain. Our organisational setup comprises of...

Kerala High Court Rejects Writ Petition for Rejection of Loan Application

Case: Anvardeen. K v. Union of India. Coram: Justice P.V. Asha On 24th November 2020, The Kerala High Court involving a single bench judge of the...

Supreme Court: Maritime Board Must Not Wallow in Inaction and Be Arbitrary in Its Contractual Duties

A Division Bench of the Supreme Court held that a State instrumentality such as the Maritime Board is expected to act without any arbitrariness...

Supreme Court: Right to Property Is a Constitutional Right, the Essence of Rule of Law Protects It

A Division Bench of the Supreme Court has held that permitting the State to assert indefinite right upon one’s property, without any legal sanction...