Krishnamoorthy v. Sivakumar – Emphasis on informed citizenry

Supreme Court of India
Prachi Kumari The Supreme Court in the case of Krishnamoorthy V. Sivakumar & Ors1. held that non-disclosure of criminal antecedent by a candidate will make his election null and void in case it is mandated by law. In the present case, the validity of the election was called in question on the sole ground that Appellant had filed a false declaration suppressing the details of criminal cases pending...

Classification of employees on the basis of date of retirement

Supreme Court of India
Prachi Kumari The Supreme Court in the case of Manojbhai N. Shah & Ors. Vs UOI & Ors1. made a classification of employees retiring in normal course and employees taking VRS i.e. Voluntary Retirement Scheme for the purpose giving of retiral benefits. In the instant case the employers, in order to curtail the expenditure, decided to reduce the number of employees and in pursuance of this Scheme,...

Suicide: Durkheim’s theory and the debate

On decriminalization of Section 309, IPC Tweisha Mishra, Student of Law, National Law Institute University, Bhopal Abstract Suicide as a phenomenon, in the present article, is focused on adolescent or teenage suicides, which are increasing at rapid rates, thus raising a cause of concern. Suicide has been studied with reference to the eminent French sociologist, Emile Durkheim’s theory on Suicide,...

Ashoka Kumar Thakur v. Union of India

Supreme Court of India
A curious case of judicial indiscipline Gautam Mohanty, Student of Law, National Law University, Odissa The vicissitudes of the law of reservation were duly set about and demarcated in the case of Indira Sawhney v. Union of India1. The judgment of nine judges collectively with a majority upholding the provision of reservations to the Other Backward Classes to  the  extent of  27%  in central government...