PIL In SC Concerning Uniform Guidelines For Adoption And Guardianship

A PIL has been filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court by Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay urging the Apex court to direct the centre to remove peculiarities concerning the grounds of adoption and guardianship and making them uniform for all the citizens across the country. The PIL filed asserts that the current grounds of ‘Adoption and Guardianship’ are discriminatory and the petitioner seeks directions declaring them violative of Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Indian Constitution. The petitioner also states that the current process of adoption is…

PIL Filed In Allahabad HC: Seeks 50% Reduction In Tuition Fees

The High Court Bar Association, District Bar Association along with UP Vyapari Mandal and others have filed a PIL before the Allahabad High Court which seeks to reduce the tuition fees for online education, conducted by schools, by 50 percent. The petition has been filed taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the families financially.  The contentions raised in the petition are that the educational institutions are demanding unethical and non-prescribed fees from the students for the online education and have misinterpreted the notification issued by the Government…

Justice Arun Mishra Turns Down His Farewell Invitation

Justice Mishra had sent back letters to both the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Confederation of Indian Bar who had sent him an invitation for his farewell function. In his letter, he states that he was grateful to have received this invitation and that he has always considered the Bar the mother of the judiciary and that it would have been a great pleasure for him to attend the same. However, considering the present situation and sufferings of the world due to the COVID Pandemic, his conscience doesn’t permit…

DAUGHTERS BECOME EQUAL COPARCENERS: SUPREME COURT

Author: Kavya H., 4th Year, B.A. LL.B, SDM Law College, Mangalore. INTRODUCTION The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 governs the rules related to the intestate succession of the Hindus. Initially, the law relating to the succession was rooted in the Smritis and ancient texts. With the enactment of the Act, the principles of Mitakshara coparcenary were incorporated which posed a lot of ambiguities. It is often stated that the society is dynamic and so are the laws. Various statutes, judicial decisions have shaped and modified Hindu law. It is pertinent to…

The Concept of Hostile Witness and its Evidential Value

Author: Abhay Saxena, 2nd Year, BBA LL.B, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. Introduction: The role of the witness is of utmost importance whether it is a civil case or a criminal case. According to Bentham, witnesses are the “eyes and ears of Justice”. But sometimes in the course of a case (especially a criminal case), the witness might give testimony in the favour of the other party and due to this, the case of the prosecution might tumble down. These types of witnesses are termed to be…

THE CONTEMPT OF COURT TRUISM

Author: Riya Shetty, FYLLB, Jitendra Chauhan College of Law INTRODUCTION: “Law is not law if it violates the principles of eternal justice” -Lydia Maria Child The concept of “Democracy” lays down its pillars on the fact that its people are supreme and they are the decision-makers. While Article 19(1) (a) grants the freedom of speech and expression to all its citizens but on the other hand Articles 129 and 215 grants the “power of contempt of court” to its higher judiciary that limits the freedom granted under article 19 (1)…

Online Certificate Course on Oral Argumentation for Moots (by Memo Pundits) – Enrol NOW!

Memo Pundits is a pioneer Mooting School which offers solutions to passionate mooters for national and international moots at affordable prices. Course Overview After training over 5,000 law students spread across 200 law schools in the last 6 years, Memo Pundits has introduced an Online Certificate Course on Oral Argumentation aimed at teaching fundamentals and practicalities of oral argumentation for Moot Courts. It helps put an end to your fear of public speaking. Additionally, it teaches how to face intimidating judges, prepare compendiums and even tackle rebuttal and sur-rebuttal rounds.…

Directions Given by Delhi HC To Ministry of I&B Concerning The Movie: Gunjan Saxena

The Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting has been directed by the Delhi HC to consider the plea of deleting or modifying the content as representation and the Division Bench further stated that the authorities should look into the matter and the claims made by the petitioner and to dispose of the same in accordance to the law. The movie showed that Gunjan Saxena faced humiliating physical strength demonstrations but that wasn’t the reality. Even they depicted that she faces sexism and unfair treatment from fellow pilots of her unit…

Live Update: CLAT 2020

CLAT 2020 for both UG as well as PG candidates has been rescheduled to 28th September 2020 which was previously going to take place on 7th September 2020. The Executive Committee took into consideration the Lockdown situations in the state of Bihar and West Bengal while making the decision. Visit the link to read more about CLAT 2020: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Decision In The Hands Of UGC: Orders Supreme Court

The Supreme Court disposed of a number of petitions challenging the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for conducting final semester exams. The bench refused the prayer to quash the UGC guidelines concerning the conduct of the exams. Given the authority, the directions by the State Disaster Management Authority in regards to the cancellation of the exams in the respective states will prevail over the directions of the UGC. The State Disaster Management Authority cannot pass the students on the basis of their previous year’s performance as this…