Month: April 2020

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

During the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown period, The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to consider the feasibility of ‘temporarily’ adopting the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme to enable the migrant workers and economically weaker sections (EWS) get subsidized foodgrain. This scheme is scheduled to launch in June. A bench of Justices N V Ramana,…

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act 2019

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act 2019

The course of justice often prevents it. This quote is absolutely true in the Indian context. Over 3.5 crore cases are pending across the courts in India. India is the second-largest populous country with a population of more than 135 crores and surprisingly the current number of judges in the country is approximately 18000. This…

PIL filed in SC seeking formation of a Uniform Policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies

PIL filed in SC seeking formation of a Uniform Policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is filed in Supreme Court (SC) seeking formation of a uniform policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies, like COVID-19 and others in future. Mr. Abhinav Ramkrishna, Advocate and Executive Member of Supreme Court on Record Association filed the petition pointing that Lawyers across the nation…

RTI Act: A safeguard to participatory democracy

RTI Act: A safeguard to participatory democracy

Right to Information Act has been revolutionary in terms of the transparency that is offered to people of the world’s largest democracy. It became a real assurance of the fruitfulness of democracy to the people which helps citizens seek answers from an accountable government from and for them. Right to Information Act, 2005 has ensured…

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

The Supreme Court has asked the centre to put on record the implementation of its policy with regard to the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) that has issued private companies/ firms to pay full salaries/wages to their employees and workers during  COVID-19 lockdown. A three-judge bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice Sanjay…

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

The apex court of India has heard a total of 593 cases through video calls in the last 34 days. Out of 593 cases, 203 cases were related to each other or having the same issues. During the period of quarantine, the Supreme Court delivered 41 judgments and disposed of 174 cases that were related…

Law on Prostitution in India

Law on Prostitution in India

Prostitution is the exchange of sexual pleasure for financial benefits. Female prostitution is perhaps the oldest profession all over the world. It is perhaps the most hated profession. It can be defined “as the practice in which a female offers her body for promiscuous sexual intercourse for hire etc.” However, a new definition has been…

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

Retired IPS officer, Mr. Bhanupratap Bargehas filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court (SC) seeking a direction to the Central Government (CG) to make apposite provisions for payment of ‘risk and hardship’ allowances, incentives in form of a bonus, additional salary to the police officers who are serving on the frontline during lockdown due to…

Defence of  Grave and Sudden provocation in Murder cases

Defence of Grave and Sudden provocation in Murder cases

The defence of crimes of passion challenges mens rea, suggesting that there was no premeditated malice and that the crime was committed as a result of the heat of passion. In certain jurisdictions, if the defence of grave and sudden provocation is established, it might call for a conviction for second-degree murder but not first-degree…

3 weeks protection granted to Arnab Goswami by the Apex court

3 weeks protection granted to Arnab Goswami by the Apex court

The Supreme Court on April 24 granted three weeks protection from arrest to Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of the Republic TV, on the basis of the FIRs filed against him in the States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir.  Subsequently, a petition was filed by Goswami which had the Union of India,…