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…