Category : Legal Issues

Is it Legal to Share Newspaper PDF’s on Social Media or Not?

By: Aishwarya Sinha
Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution of India lays down freedom of speech and expression. Article 19(2) also provides some restrictions on freedom of speech and expression. Thus freedom of speech and expression provided in the Indian constitution is not an absolute right.

Freedom of expression on the internet: Internet speech has the potential for greater impact than speech through normal media. Thus internet speech can facilitate or incite action much more effectively than traditional media.

Arbitration versus Litigation

By: Shivanjali Mane
Alternative Dispute Resolution is a mechanism to resolve the dispute through the private forum.  Litigation is resolving the dispute through a court of law. There are different methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation, and Negotiation. Arbitration is one of the most common methods to resolve the dispute.

Lok Adalat- People’s Festivals of Justice

By: Shivanjali Mane
Any discussion of alternative dispute resolution is incomplete without discussing Lok-Adalats. Article 39(A) of the Constitution of India calls upon the state to provide free legal aid to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. It was in discharge of this obligation that the Committee for Implementing the Legal Aid Scheme (CILAS) under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice P.N.Bhagawati was established in 1980.

Immigration Laws in India

By: Priscilla Raj
India is rich in tradition, culture and customs, offers a variety of attractions to the immigrants from the other countries. Immigrants settle in another country for the long term to get permanent citizenship, residence and to enjoy the respective country’s fundamental right. The process of immigration is an economic, social and cultural benefit to states. Most of the people immigrate for various purpose such as [I] employment opportunity, education purpose, environmental purpose, to escape a violent conflict, or to reunite with family.

No Question Hour is Highly Questionable!

By: Shreya Kohli
The first hour of every Parliamentary sitting is a Question Hour and is said to be the liveliest hour of the Parliamentary sitting. It is the heartbeat of the parliament. It is that part of the sitting where the Member of Parliament’s (MP’s) gets an opportunity to interrogate and cross-question the ministers in power and hold them accountable for the functioning of their respective ministries.

The Abysmal State of Health and Sanitation in India

By: Shreya Kohli
We are heading towards one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. But unfortunately, we are also heading towards a major sanitation crisis in the upcoming years. According to a report by WaterAid titled Out of Order: the State of the World’s Toilets 2017, 732 million people in India (the highest in the world), does not have access to toilets and basic sanitisation facilities.[i] Out of these, 355 million are women and girls who have to practice open defecation.