On October 7, 2016, the Law Commission of India released a questionnaire for public opinion on the implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India for all religions. They have asked for certain questions from the public. My thoughts on the subjec ..
In the recent landmark judgement by the Apex Court, it was directed that there should not be any automatic arrest for cases under section 498A of the IPC until provisions of Section 41 of Cr.PC are satisfied. Section 498A of the IPC was inserted in t ..
Recently there was a news article that a proposal was to be put before the Supreme Court Panel for legalization of prostitution. This has sparked a debate on legalization of the trade. Around 50 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ge ..
I came across this article titled, Woman booked for �raping� son�s teen pal, wherein it is stated that she spiked the minor boy�s drink and then raped him (oh! Sorry, rape is a wrong word here. She forced the minor boy to keep ..
As per a HelpAge India report, daughter-in-law emerged as the major abuser of the elderly. Now abuse of a daughter-in-law is protected under various special laws of the country, whereas no such law is for the elderly. An interesting question arises, ..
Audi Alteram Partem in simple words means �hear the other side�. It is the most fundamental principle of Justice which states that no one ought to be judged without been given an opportunity to be heard. According to Fortescue J., the ..
The UN had provided certain benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff and a resolution for opposing the benefits was promulgated which was supported by India. And it brings us back to LGBT rights and the infamous section 377 of IPC. On April 15, 201 ..
As per Article 15(3) of the constitution of India a special enabling provision was made towards the upliftment of women � �Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children�, th ..
The Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Bill (Act) had been passed in the Rajya Sabha recently and has become a law. This Act deals with protecting women from harassment in workplace and providing a safe environment. Let us n ..
Recently there has been a spate of discussions in the media on the upcoming Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage Law (IrBM) (Marriage Laws Amendment). Some important highlights of the proposed bill are � 1. Divorce can now be filed as a &lsq ..