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Women and Maternity Benefits in India

Women and Maternity Benefits in India

Labour law has great significance for women in India. Women’s interest and gender equality go parallel under labour law. There are laws creating positive discrimination in favour of women such as maternity benefit to working women, complain about harassment at the workplace etc. The actual fact remains that a woman, whether working or not is…

Delhi HC issues notices on the plea seeking investigation into  the forces behind anti-CAA protests

Delhi HC issues notices on the plea seeking investigation into the forces behind anti-CAA protests

On Saturday, the High Court of Delhi issued notices in a plea seeking a probe by the national investigation agency (NIA) to investigate into the funding and sponsoring of Anti CAA protests. The petition was filed to find out the forces behind the protests in connection with the Citizenship amendment act, 2019. Ajay Gautam, the…

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…

Denial of command posts to women officers on physiological limits regressive: SC

Denial of command posts to women officers on physiological limits regressive: SC

On February 5, the apex court while reserving the verdict on the issue had asked the women officers and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to submit their written submissions against the March 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court which had directed the Navy to grant permanent commission to all its women officers on short…

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…

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…

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…

Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, includes other faiths: SC

Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, includes other faiths: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the entry of women into places of worship is not just limited to the Sabarimala temple but also includes issues like allowing Muslim and Parsi women to enter religious practice. Reading out the judgement, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi stated that issues such as Muslim women’s…

Political Participation of Women in India

Political Participation of Women in India

Women form around 50% of the population of the world. Considering that, there is no way such a huge amount of section can be neglected in the political sphere. Women’s leadership in life is essential to their advancement. No serious efforts appear to have been made to mobilize women as a political pressure group by…

Female Advocates Safety: A matter of concern

Female Advocates Safety: A matter of concern

Black coats, white bands, saying ‘ my lord’, preaching law, making people believe that if no one listens to your problems, the court will, that is an advocate for us. Law sees no caste, creed or gender and treats everyone equally. But is it really being preached in the courts of law? Female lawyers are…

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