Hushang Jaiswal

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956: A Critique Of Section 11

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956: A Critique Of Section 11

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 (hereinafter, HAMA) has been beneath many challenges since its enactment. A major criticism was the patriarchal tenor that ran through the Act and placed women at an inferior position as regards the taking and giving of children for adoption. This was addressed and requisite amendments were made by…

Is Marriage A Need In Modern India?

Is Marriage A Need In Modern India?

Abstract Initially in this world, Every human being has some of the basic necessities such as food-water, Shelter and clothing for survival purpose and for the betterment of life other needs such as {psychological needs, safety, love need etc}can be recognized at different levels of life. After the Needs of survival, psychological and love needs…

Relinquishment of Claims Bar May Not Apply To Writ Petitions: SC

Relinquishment of Claims Bar May Not Apply To Writ Petitions: SC

The Apex Court of India has reiterated that bar of Order II Rule 2 of the CPC may not apply to a writ petition. The Court was considering a writ in which the difficulty raised was whether the service rendered by the petitioners within the Supreme Court Legal Aid Committee and Supreme Court Legal Services…

Delhi Court dismisses Tharoor’s plea to bring tweets by Sunanda on record

Delhi Court dismisses Tharoor’s plea to bring tweets by Sunanda on record

On Thursday i.e. 30th January 2020 a Delhi court dismissed a plea of Shashi Tharoor (Congress MP) seeking to place before it certain tweets of his deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar before her death in 2014. Tharoor, the only real accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, had told the Hon’ble court that…

SC collegium approves names for elevation as HC Judges

SC collegium approves names for elevation as HC Judges

The collegium of the Supreme Court has approved the elevation proposal of 4 lawyers as judges of the High Courts of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Orrisa and Bombay. The proposal for elevation of six judicial officers, Devendra Kachhawaha, Manoj Kumar Vyas, Prabha Sharma, Satish Kumar Sharma, Rameshwar Vyas, and Chandra Kumar Songara as judges of…

Mahatma Gandhi is above Bharat Ratna: SC

Mahatma Gandhi is above Bharat Ratna: SC

Replying to a petition filled by Advocate Anil Dutt Sharma requesting a highest civilian award of a country “Bharat Ratna” for Mahatma Gandhi’s contributions to the nation, the Apex Court has observed on Friday i.e. January 17 that he is far above all these formal recognitions. The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of…

Right to freedom of speech and expression through the internet is a part of Article 19 (1) (a): SC

Right to freedom of speech and expression through the internet is a part of Article 19 (1) (a): SC

On the 10th January 2020 Supreme Court held the “freedom to access the Internet” is a fundamental right and is protected under Article 19(1)(a) – freedom of speech and expression – of the Constitution of India. Holding that orders suspending the internet under the Suspension Rules were subject to judicial review, the court, however, stopped short…

SC issues notice on plea to introduce population control measures such as ‘Two Child Norm’

SC issues notice on plea to introduce population control measures such as ‘Two Child Norm’

On Friday the supreme court of India sought the center’s reply on a plea challenging an order of High Court of Delhi that dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking bound steps, as well as two-child norm, to manage the country’s rising population. The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief justice S A Bobde and…