Development of legislative authorities in India from 1861-1935

Mahima Gherani, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai Tracing back Indian history, we have seen the emergence of new legislative authorities over time, one outsourcing the other and coming up with new developments and amendments. In this material we analyse the growth of legislative authorities and their impact in India between the period of 1861 to 1935. Focussing from the roots of development,...

Forced child marriage in Kerala, case against parents

Law
In a shocking incident happened in Kerala, a 15 year old Muttukadu resident of Tamil origin girl was taken to Tamil Nadu a week ago and her ‘wedding’ was conducted with an auto driver. However, the girl refused to go along with the bride groom. Subsequently, parents took her back to her home. Though parents took her back to her home, 15 year old girl fled her home after she was pressurized...

FDA issues notice to Madhuri Dixit for endorsing Maggi Noodles

Madhuri Dixit maggi oats noodles ad
Madhuri Dixit maggi oats noodles ad Haridwar Food and Drug Administration (FDA) served a notice to Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit on the claims she made in the advertisement which endorses Maggi Oats Noodles. The notice seeks a report from the actress within 15 days on claims made in the advertisement regarding the nutrition value of the Maggi Oats Noodles. If the actress fails to respond to the notice...

Tough time for Kejriwal’s government: SC issues notice

AAP Leader Arvind Kejriwal
Supreme Court of India A bench of Justices AK Sikri and UU Lalit, while refusing to stay Delhi HC order allowing Anti- Corruption Bureau of Delhi to take action against officials in corruption cases, clarified that observation made by the High Court on Ministry of Home Affairs notification of May 21 was tentative in nature and it would not be binding. Apex Court described as tentative a high court...

The Regulating Act, 1773

Balakumar Rajendran, Student of Law, VIT Law School, Chennai Group of traders from England got monopoly status to trade in East India and landed at Sultanati, India. The company acquired constitution, powers and privileges from the chatter of 1600 of Queen Elizabeth. The company’s ships arrived to India at the port of Surat, in 1608, got permission from the Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, to start a factory...

Bail application of DP Yadav rejected by Uttarakhand High Court

While hearing the application the double bench of Uttarakhand High Court comprising Justice Sudhansu Dhulia and Justice SK Gupta ‘out rightly rejected’ the has rejected bail application of controversial Uttar Pradesh politician DP Yadav and his associate Praneet Bhati. It was a case where, Yadav and his associates were sentenced to life behind bars on 10th March this year by a special CBI court...

Kejriwal Centre Tug-of-War: Delhi High Courts Observations put on hold

AAP Leader Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal Centre Tug-of-War In a big blow to the Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi, the Supreme Court has stayed the Delhi High Court’s observations on Delhi Government’s notification which said that the Lieutenant Governor has no power in posting and transfer of bureaucrats. The Supreme Court further observed that the High Court observations will not have any bearing on the case filed by...

14% Service Tax on Liquor Makers – Delhi High Court Refuses to Stay

Delhi High Court
While considering the plea filed by the liquor companies seeking an interim stay on the May 19 notification to ensure that the tax was not levied, Delhi High Court has refused to stay a Government Notification which brings into force from June 1 the levy of 14 per cent service tax on manufacture of alcohol on contractual basis. Petitioners challenged the amendments made to the Finance Act 2015 by...

Admissions started at VIT Law School, Chennai

VIT Law School
VIT is one of the foremost universities in India which imparts futuristic higher education and instils higher patterns of discipline through dedicated and qualified staff, thereby setting global standards in the field of education. VIT had carved a niche for itself by providing world class education, excellent infrastructural facilities and innovative methods in imparting teaching to students. It has...

Don’t hang the convicts hurriedly and secretly, says Supreme Court

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court on in its recent judgment said that the execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in a hurried and secret manner. A bench of justices AK Sikri and UU Lalit of the Apex Court observed that proper procedure must be followed by Government authorities and execution cannot be done till the convict exhausts all remedy available to him to save his life. Supreme Court, while quashing...

Interim Stay on Release of Film ‘Phir Se’

Phir Se movie controversy with RSVP
Justice S C Gupte of Bombay High Court while hearing a suit filed by writer Jyoti Kapoor alleging copyright infringement and breach of confidence against Kohli and production house Bombay Film Company, found prima facie similarities between the script of ‘Phir Se’ and another movie ‘R.S.V.P’. Subsequently Bombay High Court has put an interim stay on the release of movie ‘Phir...

Analysing the Suprme Court’s stand on the Fatwa

Raghavi Viswanath In terms of religious significance and Islamic jurisprudence, fatwa is a legal ruling given by Muslim scholars based on religious evidence. Therefore, fatwas are primarily based on the four main sources of Islamic law namely, the Quran (which is the holy book of Islam), the sunnah (which incorporates anything the Prophet said, did or approved of), the consensus of Islamic scholars...

Chhattisgarh sterilization massacre

Time to re-evaluate medical standards Raghavi Viswanath The recent incident in Chhattisgarh calls for a serious re-evaluation of the Government’s approach to family planning. As part of the State’s sterilization program, laparoscopic tubectomies were performed on 83 women in the Bilaspur district in a span of merely five hours. All these operations were performed by a single doctor. According to...

Air pollution from vehicular emission and legal measures

Prachi Kumari Air pollution from vehicular emission is a major problem in our country as pointed out by the National Green Tribunal recently. The tribunal, speaking through a five judge’s bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar recognised three main categories of pollutants in Delhi including Pollution from vehicular emissions along with Burning of plastics and other agricultural and horticulture...