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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…

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…

SC issues notice on plea seeking ‘immediate evacuation’ of Indian students stranded in the UK

SC issues notice on plea seeking ‘immediate evacuation’ of Indian students stranded in the UK

Taking contention of the worsening situation due to the Pandemic created by COVID-19, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by Advocate Madhurima Mridul seeking immediate evacuation of the stranded Indian students in the United Kingdom. The petitioner also contended that due to the embargo imposed by the government…

Equality and Social Justice

Equality and Social Justice

Equality is the soul of the Indian Constitution. Dr B.R. Ambedkar, while drafting the constitution, laid emphasis on equality of opportunity in education and employment. Following the same ideology, the BJP-led government in 2019 introduced the 124th Constitution Amendment Bill or the Reservation Bill for Economically Weaker Section of the Society. This Bill was passed…

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…

Constitutional Challenge to the Transgender Act

Constitutional Challenge to the Transgender Act

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act was introduced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 5th August 2019. The main objective of this Act was to provide rights pertaining to the protection of the transgenders in India and enhances the welfare of these citizens, to ensure equality amongst all. The Act has…

Rule of law and its development

Rule of law and its development

The principle of Rule of Law plays a significant role in any political and legal system. It emphasises on the principles of fairness, equality and non-arbitrariness. This concept of law has been routed back to ancient Greek theories of law (nomos) and is implicit in many other Greek legal ideologies. Greek legal practices advocated the…

SC constitutes a nine-judge Bench to hear Sabrimala review pleas

SC constitutes a nine-judge Bench to hear Sabrimala review pleas

On November 2019, a five-judge bench of Supreme Court while reviewing the Sabrimala verdict said that the matter must be referred to a larger bench along with the religious matter of other groups. Ordinarily, when a 5 judge bench refers a matter to a larger bench, a seven-judge bench is formed. But, the CJI used…

LGBTQ Rights in India

LGBTQ Rights in India

The word LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. In the beginning, this community was known as “Gay Community” but it refers to men only. And the lesbians, transgenders, and bisexuals are not included in the gay community. So, the term LGBTQ was introduced. These people have different sexual orientations. Where sexual orientation…

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…