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Registration of Will: Compulsory or Optional?

Introduction After the Coronavirus outbreak last year one thing that people got clear idea about was how uncertain future could be. People knew that death is inevitable but they didn’t expect that things could go from bad to worse in just few days. Therefore, in these critical times people realised that most sensible thing to […]

Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Mediation

Introduction At the inaugural ceremony of the International Virtual Mediation Summer School, 2021, Chief Justice of India, Justice N. V. Ramana, the Chief Guest, held that the future of dispute resolution does not belong in courtrooms where advocates elaborately argue whilst dawning black gowns, rather it belongs to Mediation where the conflict resolution is quick, […]

Man Who Threw Acid On Girl Gets Life Imprisonment With Rs. 10 lakh Fine

Justice B. Veerappa and Justice V. Srishananda of the Karnataka High Court upheld the sentence of life imprisonment awarded by the Sessions Court against the accused Mahesha who plead not guilty. The accused had proposed to the victim for marriage; however, the latter refused the proposal since her parents did not consent for the same. […]

All Contracts Are Agreements, But All Agreements Are Not Contracts

Introduction Between 1526 and 1707, the Muslim rule in India judged all contractual matters using the Mohammedan Law of Contract wherein contracts like indemnity (tamin), bailment (kafalat), marriage (nikah) and partnership (shirkat) existed under the law. Provisions under Mohammedan Law of Contract, in the matters of trade, exchange, contractual agreements were applied to Muslim and non-Muslim […]

The Indian Contract Act, 1872, and Agreements Declared Void Under It

Introduction Sir W. Erle (W. M. James after Erle’s retirement), Lord Sherbrooke, Sir Edward Rayan, Robert Lowe, J. M. Macleod and Justice Wills (John Henderson after Wills’s retirement) constituted the 3rd Indian Law Commission on 2nd December 1861, under the direction of Lord Romilly.[1] Over the next 18 years, the commission was tasked with codifying laws […]

The Writ of Habeas Corpus

Introduction The Constitution of a country serves a multi-fold purpose: The Constitution allows the citizens of the country to break away from their past, which includes political independence from not only the socio-politico-economic and intellectual control but also the political vision and ideology of the preceding form of government: totalitarianism, authoritarianism, monarchism, dictatorship, imperialism, autocratic, […]

The State of Uttar Pradesh cancels the Kanwar Yatra after the suo motu intervention by the Supreme Court

Justice R. F. Nariman and Justice B. R. Gavai of the Supreme Court of India took suo motu cognisance of the affirmative decision taken by the government of Uttar Pradesh to conduct the Kanwar Yatra between July 25 and August 6 even though the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand had decided to cancel the Kanwar Yatra […]

Justice D. Y. Chandrachud and Justice M. R. Shah order the immediate release of Erendro Leichombam before 17:00 hrs

Manipur-based activist Erendro Leichombam had written a Facebook post on May 13, 2021, wherein he wrote, “The cure for Corona is Not cow dung & cow urine. The cure is science & common sense Professor ji RIP.” This post followed the death of the BJP Chief of Manipur, Prof. Tikendra Singh; consequently, the BJP Vice-President […]

Advocates & Health

Introduction At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as the Rio+20 Conference, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, a process was spearheaded to build on the existing Millennium Development Goals as a part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda; consequently, a 30-member Open Working Group was established by the United Nations […]