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’

The SC ordered the closure of Italian Marines case in India

Synopsis – What is the case of the Italian Marines, what was the conflict between India and Italy over the issue and the possible reason of delay in prosecuting the matter. Introduction – After Italy deposited Rs 10 crore in compensation, the SC ordered the closure of court proceedings in India against two Italian marines… Continue reading The SC ordered the closure of Italian Marines case in India

The Right to a fair trial and the Indian Evidence Act

Synopsis: Acquittals in rape cases are often based on stereotypes about rape survivors and their past sexual history. But that has to change if India wants to ensure the Right to a fair trial. Background During the recent judgement by the Goa session’s court in Tarun Tejpal case the court referred to the survivor’s sexual… Continue reading The Right to a fair trial and the Indian Evidence Act

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

Journalists need protection against “sedition charges”: Supreme Court

What is the News? Supreme Court of India has quashed the FIR lodged against a senior journalist for sedition charge and other offences. In that, the court held that the Journalists need protection against sedition charges. What was the case? A sedition case was filed against a senior journalist over his YouTube show where he… Continue reading Journalists need protection against “sedition charges”: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Guidelines on “Section 304-B” of IPC

What is the News? The Supreme Court in its recent judgement has widened the scope of Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code(IPC). This section punishes persons accused of dowry deaths. Data on Dowry Deaths in India: Dowry deaths accounted for 40% to 50% of homicides in the country for almost a decade from 1999… Continue reading Supreme Court Guidelines on “Section 304-B” of IPC

SC Ruling on Personal Guarantor’s Liability for Corporate Debt

What is the News? The Supreme Court has upheld the government’s move to allow lenders to initiate insolvency proceedings against personal guarantors. Who is a personal guarantor? To showcase their intent to repay the bank loan on time, the promoters of some big business houses submit a personal guarantee to the lenders. It secures them… Continue reading SC Ruling on Personal Guarantor’s Liability for Corporate Debt

Laws and Initiatives for Welfare of Orphaned Children

Synopsis: This article provides information on two things. First, on the available legal means to report about orphaned children. Second, protections available under the state. Introduction  2nd wave of the pandemic has taken the lives of many young mothers and fathers. It has left many children orphaned and vulnerable. It is usual to see requests… Continue reading Laws and Initiatives for Welfare of Orphaned Children

Judicial Governance during Pandemic – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The judiciary is referred to as the custodian of the constitution and protector of fundamental rights. It is the supreme authority responsible to punish the violators of fundamental rights and civil liberties. In this regard, it also has the power to review the decisions of the executive as mandated by Article 13. Further, under… Continue reading Judicial Governance during Pandemic – Explained, Pointwise