Freedom of Religion in India and United States of America

Freedom of Religion in India and United States of America
A comparative study between India and the United States of America Taniya Malik, Ph.D. Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi Introduction: the importance of Freedom of Religion and Secularism Religion has been a powerful social factor in all phases of human history and in all parts of the human world. A global survey recently conducted by TNS, a leading group of information providers, reports...

Trial by media: perverting the course of justice

Trial by media perverting the course of justice
Deeksha Malik and Harsha Jeswani1. Abstract Media plays an educative, evocative and mobilising role in society. It is difficult to envisage a democratic society bereft of a free press. In recent times, however, media has come under sharp criticism for over-stepping the boundaries of a fair and balanced reporting. This is particularly true of investigative reporting, wherein the media is often found...

Armed Forces Special Power Act and women safety

Armed Forces Special Power Act and women safety
Maitri Tandon, Student of Law, Symbiosis Law School ABSTARCT This research paper concerns in itself the scenario of the northeastern and the northern states of our country, India after the inception of the Armed Forces Special Power Act. The researcher has penned down her own views on, what should be the ambit of area in which the Act should be imposing. Here, in this paper various cases are cited,...

RIGHT TO DIE: AN ADDENDUM TO RIGHT TO LIFE (Euthanasia)

Euthanasia Right to Die, Nimisha Jha
Nimisha Jha, Advocate, High Court of Patna A detailed study of the judicial decisions with reference to Article 21 and the current judicial standing on Euthanasia after the landmark judgment in Aruna’s1case. INTRODUCTION Life is the most precious creation of God in this world. No matter how advanced science hasbecome, the beauty of nature and creation of life and cause of death remains an unfoldedmystery....

Spot fixing and Betting Scam in Cricket

Sport fixing Betting scam in cricket
Mahima Gherani Since time immemorial cricket, once called  “The Gentlemen’s Game” is one of the most widely played and accepted sport which now involves corrupt activities like spot fixing and sports betting as one of the fastest types of global crime and also an easy way of earning money. Betting on cricket matches in India has now become a tradition as it has been on the upswing ever since...

Online Rummy is not gambling, says SC

Play Rummy Online in India, Online Rummy Websites
A bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and S.A. Bobde of Supreme Court while hearing an appeal challenging a Madras high court ruling that playing rummy with stakes amounts to gambling, said that the verdict will not impact online rummy websites. Judgment came after a bunch of petitions filed by clubs and online rummy companies against the Madras High Court verdict that declared rummy for stakes...

Green Ganges…!

Author: Rajiv Krish* Recently, my family and I relocated back from the silicon valley of the east to the Venice of east, a change which accountants terms as a change from service tax (tax for software services in the silicon valley) to value added tax (VAT tax for trade in the Indian town of Venice). Kerala, in its entirety is a state enveloped with greenery and stamped with rain. A traveler passing...

SC backs Right to Education

The Supreme Court on April 12, 2012 by a majority of 2:1 upheld the constitutional validity of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which provides for free and compulsory education to children between the age of 6 and 14 years and mandates government/aided/and non-minority unaided schools to reserve 25 per cent of the seats for these children. A Bench of Chief Justice...

The Lok Pal Bill, 2011

The Lok Pal Bill, 2011 was introduced in Parliament on 4 August 2011. The Bill seeks to establish the office of the Lok Pal to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption. In this Brief we discuss the key features of the Bill, the powers of the Lok Pal and procedure for conducting investigation and prosecution under the Bill. We also analyse the scope of persons covered by the Lok Pal, role of...