Month: February 2020

Petitions filed before Delhi HC against the election of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

Petitions filed before Delhi HC against the election of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

On Thursday, two election petitions were filed before the Delhi high court challenging the victory of Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia in the recently held assembly elections. Pratap Chandra, the petitioner in both the election petitions had contested the polls against Kejriwal as well as Sisodia in their respective constituencies….

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

The Supreme Court on 25th February deferred the hearing of the Centre’s plea to separately execute the death sentence of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, to March 5. “List the matters on March 5 at 3 pm,” a three Bench led by Justice R Banumathi said. The apex court had already made it clear…

Patriarchy Embedded in the Family Laws of India

Patriarchy Embedded in the Family Laws of India

It is not uncommon to predict that India’s roots are traditionally embedded in its culture and rituals. Values in India’s culture have played an eminent role in prescribing an identity, to every citizen of the country, discriminately. The principles attributed to a woman essentially restricts a woman’s primary role to maintenance of the household and…

HC grants permission to conduct Public Conference against CAA-NRC-NPR

HC grants permission to conduct Public Conference against CAA-NRC-NPR

‘Makkal Athikaram’, a social organization, has been permitted by the Madras  High Court to conduct a public conference called “Withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act-National Register of Citizens-National Population Register, which destroy the Secularism and Basic Structure of the Constitution of India” on February 23rd 2020, at the Thenur Ulavar Santhai Corporation Ground, Trichy. When the…

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Vinay Sharma, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, on Thursday, approached the election commission of India challenging the rejection of his mercy plea. Vinay Sharma challenged the government of Delhi, raising questions on the timing of the rejection of his mercy plea. Advocate A P Singh, Vinay’s Counsel,…

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

Spread of fake news through social media is a serious problem in the country today. We all come across fake news, misinformation or disinformation through videos, memes and through other such digital forms of communication almost on a daily basis. An important cause of the problem is that receivers believe anything sent to them over…

Daughter’s marital status alone cannot be ground to reject an application for a compassionate appointment, says HC

Daughter’s marital status alone cannot be ground to reject an application for a compassionate appointment, says HC

It has been reiterated by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court that a daughter’s marital status alone cannot stand as a ground for rejecting her application for compassionate appointment in terms of the U.P. Recruitment of Dependents of Government Servants Dying in Harness Rules, 1974. Justice Manish Mathur in this judgement directed the…

Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law

Every dimension of the legal world depends on notions and expectations about human psychology; the thoughts, reactions, feelings and the ability to make appropriate decisions. Psychology revolves around human behaviour and interaction, primarily focusing on the influence of one’s mental state as a result of societal processes or other such factors. The law in some…

Legislative law-making and judicial law-making under American legal realism

Legislative law-making and judicial law-making under American legal realism

Abstract This article presents American legal realism, which is a combination of the analytical positivism and sociological approach. When a court decides cases, their decision makes law because they become precedent that binds future courts under the doctrine of stare decisis. It is a great role of judges to understand the law, society and also…

Delhi court issues fresh death warrants for the execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya case

Delhi court issues fresh death warrants for the execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya case

On 17th February, a Delhi court issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case. As per the warrant, the convicts- – Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh are to be hanged on March 3 at 6 AM. All the four convicts “to be hanged by…