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Bru-Reang refugee crisis

Bru-Reang refugee crisis

With the country protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019. The Act seeks to amend the definition of an illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. They will be granted fast track Indian citizenship in six years. So far 12…

Prosecution on the basis of second FIR not sustainable if substratum is common as that of first one: SC

Prosecution on the basis of second FIR not sustainable if substratum is common as that of first one: SC

The Supreme Court held that a person cannot be convicted/acquitted for the same offence twice as provided in section 300 of the Cr.P.C. As per the section, the person who has been convicted or acquitted for the offence will not be tried for the same offence for which a different charge against him under subsection…

Allahabad HC grants bail to Swami Chinmayanand

Allahabad HC grants bail to Swami Chinmayanand

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand in the alleged rape case of a law student was granted bail by the Allahabad High court on Monday stating that both used each other. He was arrested from Shahjahanpur in September last year after an LLM student from his SS Law College accused him of sexual…

Issue notifications for establishing gram nyayalayas within four weeks, SC tells states

Issue notifications for establishing gram nyayalayas within four weeks, SC tells states

Delay in setting up of Gram Nyayalayas (village courts), the Supreme Court bench headed by bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on the state governments of Assam, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana, and West Bengal for not filing their responses in the court. The…

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

The Lok Sabha passed the much-awaited bill on the personal data protection which was thoroughly examined by a joint committee before being passed in Parliament. The bill aims to protect the personal data of an individual, and establishes a Data Protection Authority for the same. Whereas the fundamental rights of the citizen i.e right to…

Sabarimala reference: SG urges SC to consider reframing the issues

Sabarimala reference: SG urges SC to consider reframing the issues

A nine bench judge gave the directions in a reference made during the Sabarimala review petition; it said it will consider issues related to essential religious practices, the interplay between fundamental rights and faith, judicial review and other aspects. A reference is made by a court when there is reasonable doubt about a question of…

Reform Committee directed by Madras HC gets sidelined by SC

Reform Committee directed by Madras HC gets sidelined by SC

The Madras High Court’s direction to form a committee for reforms gets sidelined by the Supreme Court. A heterogeneous Committee of named persons for giving the recommendation that can be practiced for reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of the convict/accused person to society and best practices for improving the investigation quality as these were the central…

Hindu Succession- Property of Hindu male undergoes notional partition on his death to devolve on heirs; no longer joint family property: SC

Hindu Succession- Property of Hindu male undergoes notional partition on his death to devolve on heirs; no longer joint family property: SC

As per new judgment of supreme court on Hindu succession act 1862, the joint family property section 6 and section 8 of the act was referred where the court held that on the death of the a Hindu male the property would be divided to the legal heirs as per notional partition and would be…