Right to be Forgotten – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Delhi High Court ordered the removal of easy access from one of its own judgments. The move respected the petitioner’s right to be forgotten (RTBF) and aimed to prevent post-acquittal stigmatization. RTBF is a right to remove private information about a person from Internet searches and other directories under some circumstances. It is… Continue reading Right to be Forgotten – Explained, Pointwise

Delhi High Court’s order upholds ‘Right to be Forgotten’

Synopsis: Recently, in response to a petition, the Delhi High Court ordered the removal of easy access from one of its own judgments. Delhi HC upheld the petitioner’s right to be forgotten to prevent post-acquittal disgrace faced by him. However, some experts have criticized the order, stating that minor modifications would have yielded better results… Continue reading Delhi High Court’s order upholds ‘Right to be Forgotten’

CBSE can’t refuse to change names after declaring results: Supreme Court

What is the News? The Supreme Court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow changes in name or date of birth in school certificates issued by it even after the publication of results. What is the issue? A petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the CBSE’s Examination Bye-Laws of… Continue reading CBSE can’t refuse to change names after declaring results: Supreme Court

Maratha Reservation Case Judgment and Federalism

Synopsis:  Recently Supreme Court declared the reservation to the Maratha community in education and public employment as unconstitutional. This judgment is against federalism. What were the reasons given by the Supreme Courts’ five-judge Bench? One, the Maratha community did not constitute a socially and educationally backward class. Two, the law is against Indra Sawhney judgment.… Continue reading Maratha Reservation Case Judgment and Federalism

Government Must Ensure ‘Right to Life’ for Economic Recovery

Synopsis: The pandemic time warrants the state to take some proactive measures that would enable the masses to properly exercise their ‘Right to Life’. This would enhance their consumption capacity thereby fueling demand and eventually leading to revival.  Background: The Indian population is undergoing severe stress due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes: Surviving a health… Continue reading Government Must Ensure ‘Right to Life’ for Economic Recovery

SC struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for SEBC Act 2018

Synopsis: The SC has struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018. The judgment would prevent realization of unjust benefits by the reservation. It would also encourage states to work on core supply-side issues in education and public employment which would curtail unnecessary demand for reservation. Background: The… Continue reading SC struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for SEBC Act 2018

Maratha Reservation and the Reservation Policy in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court recently held the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act of 2018 as unconstitutional. This Maratha reservation law provides reservation benefits to the Maratha community in admissions and government jobs. However, the implementation of this reservation took the quota limit in the… Continue reading Maratha Reservation and the Reservation Policy in India – Explained, Pointwise

Supreme Court Upheld Validity of 102nd Constitution Amendment Act

What is the News? The Supreme Court of India has upheld the constitutional validity of the Constitution 102nd Amendment Act, 2018. About 102nd Amendment Act, 2018: The 102nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2018 gave constitutional status to the National Backward Classes Commission. The Amendment also gives the President powers to notify backward classes. However, several states… Continue reading Supreme Court Upheld Validity of 102nd Constitution Amendment Act

SC Warn States Against Restricting Information

Synopsis: The Supreme Court has warned the police and the government against harassing the people who need help. Background   The Supreme Court has issued a timely warning to the States. It is against any attempt to restrict the spreading of information about the health crisis or call for help.  The court issued this warning in… Continue reading SC Warn States Against Restricting Information

States control over temples is against Secularism

Synopsis: There is an urgent need to provide adequate community representation in the management of their places of worship Background There has been a persistent demand from the communities to deregulate state control over temples. Communities are asking for their right to representation in the affairs of the management of temples. Now the question is… Continue reading States control over temples is against Secularism