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Madras High Court Judgment on Premarital Sex: The Reality

June 26, 2013

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Madras High Court Judgment on Premarital Sex: The Reality

India was left astonished on the morning on 17th June. Newspapers, Everyone’s Facebook status, BBM status and tweets were about a certain high court’s judgment stating if you have pre-marital sex with a person, you will be considered married to them. People suddenly found it extremely funny to ask others how many times have they been […]

Italian Marines v. Government of India: What does the law say?

May 11, 2013

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Italian Marines v. Government of India: What does the law say?

The Enrica Lexie incident that occurred in February last year, brought to light various law points which left the international jurists pondering. Here’s a simple explanation of the case as it stands now. What happened? On February 15, 2012, two Italian marines on board oil tanker Enrica Lexie flying the Italian flag shot dead two […]

Gag Order Syndrome

April 1, 2013

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Gag Order Syndrome

“Teacher, teacher! The three of them called me ‘an animal with no brain’ in front of the entire class.” Brings back the memories of early school, doesn’t it? Your school teacher might not have taken it very seriously, but a court in Gwalior did. On February 14, the Gwalior Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High […]

Law for Protecting Children from Sexual Offences

March 14, 2013

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Law for Protecting Children from Sexual Offences

Introduction The sexual offences were covered under Indian Penal Code (IPC). But the IPC did neither provide for all types of sexual offences against children, nor did it distinguish between adult and child victims. So a special law was enacted by Lok Sabha on 22nd May, 2012 called ‘The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

Personal Injury and Litigation Services

February 5, 2013

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What is Personal Injury? Personal injury can be understood as harm sustained by one’s body. Such harm can be physical as well as psychological. When a person gets injured due to another’s person fault or negligence, it gives rise to personal injury litigation. The wrong doer can sued for the purposes of seeking compensation for […]

Forcing Doctors to Return to India after Higher Studies: Violation of Fundamental Rights

May 17, 2012

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Forcing Doctors to Return to India after Higher Studies: Violation of Fundamental Rights

On 23rd April 2012, the Union ministers Gulam Nabi Azad (Union Health minister) and V.Narayanaswamy (Minister of state) in a press meet at Delhi declared that any doctor traveling to the United States for higher medical studies from this year onwards would have to sign a bond to the government, promising to return to India […]

Ban on Cow Slaughter in Madhya Pradesh

March 19, 2012

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Ban on Cow Slaughter in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Vadh Pratishedh (Sanshodhan) Vidheyak 2010 has received the Presidential assent following which it has become an Act. The government had passed the amendment Bill in the Assembly in 2010 to “strengthen” the existing Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act (Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Pratishedh Adhiniyam 2004) and forwarded it to the Union Home Ministry on […]

Deal or No Deal is fine… But Valid Deal or Invalid Deal?

June 1, 2011

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Deal or No Deal is fine… But Valid Deal or Invalid Deal?

Contract law is governed by the Indian Contract Act, 1872. What is a contract – A contract is an agreement enforceable by law. It can be expressed or implied. It can be written or it can be oral. No words need be said for an agreement to be a contract. For example, whenever we catch […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin—To Speak or Not to Speak

May 30, 2011

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Seldom does one come across a distinction so fine that even a word spoken against it may cause a furore. The Fathers of the constitution construed the Liberty of Speech and to express one’s opinion and views as one of the salient rights of the citizen of India. Albeit what has happened over the last […]

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