Delhi HC stays Future-Reliance deal

What is the News? Delhi High Court has provided interim relief to e-commerce major Amazon. It directed Future Retail Limited(FRL) to maintain the status quo with regard to the transfer of its retail assets to Reliance Retail. What are the issues in the Future-Reliance deal? What is the Future-Reliance deal? In 2020, Biyani’s Future Group… Continue reading Delhi HC stays Future-Reliance deal

Aspect of Mercy petition in India and Judicial intervention

Former Punjab CM Beant Singh’s assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana’s mercy petition was accepted by the Home ministry in 2019. But the decision could not be implemented as the Council of Ministers didn’t send the file to the President. Recently the Supreme Court criticised the government for their delay and scheduled a hearing for that. This… Continue reading Aspect of Mercy petition in India and Judicial intervention

Importance of Allahabad HC judgment on Special Marriage Act

Synopsis: The Allahabad high court’s recent decision to strike down the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 that make it mandatory for couples to publish a 30-day public notice of their intent to marry is a significant and much-needed correction. About the Special Marriage Act The Special Marriage Act was originally enacted in 1872 to provide… Continue reading Importance of Allahabad HC judgment on Special Marriage Act

SC judgment on farm laws: violation of separation of powers

Synopsis:  The Supreme court (SC) has stayed the implementation of farm laws. The decision is a case of violation of the separation of powers.   Background   Recently, the SC has stayed the implementation of three farm laws until further orders.  The SC has also given direction to set up a four-member committee to break the deadlock between farmers and the Centre.  Many experts opine… Continue reading SC judgment on farm laws: violation of separation of powers

Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws

News: The Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of Three Farm Laws until further Orders. Facts: Summary of the Supreme Court Order: Stay on Farm Laws: Implementation of three farm laws namely The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance… Continue reading Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws

Central Vista judgment: Issue of public participation in public projects

Synopsis: The issue of public consultation in the project development process should not be underestimated. Introduction In the recent judgment of the Supreme Court, Rajeev Suri v. Delhi Development Authority, Court granted its approval to the proposed redevelopment of the Central Vista in the national capital.  What are the changes proposed? In 2009, the Central… Continue reading Central Vista judgment: Issue of public participation in public projects

‘Using God’s name to sell articles illegal’

News: The Bombay High Court has held that the sale of items, claiming that they possess miraculous or supernatural powers via television advertisement is illegal. Facts: What was the matter? A petition was filed seeking a direction and injunction to prevent advertisements on television channels that promote the sale of articles like Hanuman Chalisa Yantra. The… Continue reading ‘Using God’s name to sell articles illegal’

Supreme Court Judgment on Central Vista Redevelopment Project

Supreme Court pronounced 2-1 judgment and cleared the Central Vista Redevelopment Project. Petition challenging the Centre’s change-of-land-use notification of March 2020 for 86 acres of land was filed in SC. Following statements were put forward by the majority judgment and dissenting judge: More about judgment SC Court in its judgment held that it found no… Continue reading Supreme Court Judgment on Central Vista Redevelopment Project

Judgment on the eligibility of Horizontal reservation candidates

Synopsis: Supreme Court in its recent judgement Saurav Yadav versus State of Uttar Pradesh, has cleared the Issue of eligibility of candidates belong to Horizontal reservation to compete for the open category seats. The issues arise due to the difference in the implementation of horizontal reservation among different states in the open category states. There… Continue reading Judgment on the eligibility of Horizontal reservation candidates

Right to Protest in India

Context: Supreme Court in its recent order stated that farmers have a constitutional right to continue with their protest. More about judgment Petition: Order was delivered on the petitions seeking removal of farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi. Order and suggestions Supreme Court in its order upheld the farmer’s right to continue their protest… Continue reading Right to Protest in India

Religious Freedom and Personal Choices

Context: The Allahabad High Court verdict in ‘Salamat Ansari’ is a reminder of the Constitution’s most cherished values. What did the court say? Religious conversions, even when made solely for the purposes of marriage, constituted a valid exercise of a person’s liberties. The High Court ruled that the freedom to live with a person of… Continue reading Religious Freedom and Personal Choices

ISSUE OF INTERFAITH MARRIAGES AND LAWS IN INDIA

The article is based on The Big Picture: Special Marriage Act and Indian Express Explained, Roll it back appeared in the month of November.  Context: The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared an ordinance that enables the state to police and punish inter-faith marriages with “the sole intention of changing a girl’s religion”. Important provisions of… Continue reading ISSUE OF INTERFAITH MARRIAGES AND LAWS IN INDIA

Regulating free speech

Context: The Supreme Court’s has questioned the Union government on the measures it can and is willing to take against communally slanted television coverage. More on news: It appears to be an attempt to bring about a commitment to a course of action that will curb inflammatory journalism on broadcast media. The Court has distinguished between… Continue reading Regulating free speech