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Parliament in the Indian Polity

Over the past half-century, India has undergone a massive change from the number of political parties, nature of politics, number of states, their importance and others. At the same time, India’s journey as a democracy has been exemplary and a prodigious act of faith. The only thread which has kept these different elements of the polity together is its parliamentary…

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IPC AND GENDER BIAS

The principle of equality has been enshrined in the preamble to the Constitution of India. Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides Right to Equality and Article 15 of the Constitution of India seeks to protect the citizens against discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them. However, the state is…

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LEGAL VALIDITY OF STING OPERATION IN INDIA

In the current period where information and communication technology such as news, appear to travel more faster than light whether it be on broad cast , computerized or you can say online networking , an outlook change has additionally happened in means and modes utilized by those chasing for news stories. The press is seen as a central component of…

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REFORMS IN MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW: NEED OF THE HOUR

The Muslim Personal Law reforms are in news nowadays due to the pendency of litigations in the Supreme Court of India. Some Muslim women have filed applications in the Supreme Court wherein they have challenged the legal validity of triple talak and polygamy prevalent in Islamic community. A three judge bench of the Court led by the Chief Justice Mr.…

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DEMONETISATION: OVERNIGHT POVERTY TO INDIANS

Much of the wealth of those enriched by the black economy would be insulated, because lots of their lucre is held not in cash but in property, gold or jewellery. Such heavy-handed measures could undermine the credibility of important government institutions. Fear that they might be used again in future could weaken confidence in the currency as a store of…

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SURROGACY REGULATION BILL 2016 (CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS)

Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016, was recently cleared by the Union Cabinet, is set to be introduced in Parliament soon.[1] There has been a severe backlash and protests regarding the bill and being cited as discriminating and draconian. For this, we need to see the history of the surrogacy in India, India legalized commercial surrogacy in 2002[2], it gradually gave rise…

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THE INTERPRETATION OF “OTHER AUTHORITIES” UNDER ARTICLE 12 OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION.

The Constitution of India, Article 12 : “In this part, unless the context otherwise requires,  “the State” includes the Government and the Parliament of India, the Government and the  Legislature of each of the States, all local and other authorities within the territory of India or under the control of the Government of India.” Article 12 of the Constitution has…

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Emergency Provision Calling for Emergency: A Critique of Article 356

‘Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ – Lord Acton Federalism, says Dicey, is a weak government because of the distribution of powers between the Centre and the units, but the war-time experiences of the U.S.A., Canada and Australia have shown that this is not necessarily so and that a federation can very well stand the test of time.…

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Legal Framework Of Environment Laws in India

Introduction There is no dearth of legislations on environmental protection in India but their enforcement has been far from satisfactory. There is need for the effective and efficient enforcement of the Constitutional mandate and other environmental legislations. The creative role of judiciary has been significant and laudable. Pursuant to the Constitutional provisions contained in Articles 48A and 51A(h), many Public…

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EUTHANSIA: LEGALIZATION, ISSUES AND CHALLENGES (INDIAN PERSPECTIVE)

“I’m not afraid of being dead. I’m just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.” ― Pamela Bone (A reputed Journalist) EUTHANASIA or “mercy-motivated killing”, is derived from the ancient Greek words: ‘Eu’ means ‘Good’, and ‘thantos’ means ‘death’, thus, meaning ‘good death.[1] It is the practice of putting an end to the life of…

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