discrimination

Mob Lynching- A threat to society

Mob Lynching- A threat to society

Mob lynching is an illegal way of punishing somebody by an informal group of people. A lynch mob can be defined as an angry group of people who wishes to punish by killing someone without a trial because they believe the person has committed a crime. Mob lynching is social as well as a political…

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…

Review of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013

Review of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013

“Manual scavengers engaged in cleaning job are no less than God as cleaning is next to God. But to their great grief, they are not even entitled to have a dignified life.” -Meera Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and…

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…

Sabarimala case: 9 judge bench to decide if SC can refer legal issues in review jurisdiction

Sabarimala case: 9 judge bench to decide if SC can refer legal issues in review jurisdiction

In the famous case of Sabarimala temple, the 9 judge Constitution bench has upheld the decision of the Sabarimala Review Bench wherein the Supreme Court can refer to a large bench, considering it exercises only limited power, in its jurisdiction in the Sabarimala case. Due to the several objections raised by senior lawyers, the bench…

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…

Women rights and status in India- Constitutional and legal perspectives

Women rights and status in India- Constitutional and legal perspectives

A woman is considered a cradle of human development. A woman is a key to the family, be it wife, daughter, sister or mother. It is also believed that if the family has a woman who is educated and knows her rights then ultimately the family will develop a sense of intellect and respectful status…

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…

Impleadment in plea to allow  Muslim women to enter mosques

Impleadment in plea to allow Muslim women to enter mosques

On 27th January petitioner Ziya Us Salam a leading journalist requested the apex court for impleadment in a plea that would allow women to enter mosques, stating that neither the Quran nor the Hadith prohibits the entry of Muslim women in the mosques. In his petition, Ziya contended that while there is no explicit ban…

A gay couple moves Kerala High Court for recognition of homosexual marriages

A gay couple moves Kerala High Court for recognition of homosexual marriages

A gay couple (Nikesh PP and Sonu MS) has filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court challenging certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 contending that the Act only permits solemnization of marriage between heterosexual individuals. The petitioners in their plea have contended that the statute is declared unconstitutional on the ground…

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