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Cooperative Societies Act 1912, in a nutshell.

CO-OP SOCITIES ACT 1912 IN A NUTSHELL

The word cooperative is made of two words Co and Operate which simply means to work together. Cooperation in India emerged in 1904 started by British Government in order to provide relief to poor farmers from the harassment caused by lenders. A Cooperative Society is a form of business organization wherein people voluntarily come together […]

Maintenance And Welfare Of Parents Mandatory!

Maintenance of Parents

Indian culture puts moral binding on the people to take care of wellbeing of Parents and Senior Citizens. It is expected that elders should be taken care of by their children and other relatives (specially in case of childless ones). However, day by day natural love and moral bindings are weakening. As a result, cases […]

Judicial Separation and Divorce

Judicial separation & Divorce

By Adv. Archana Chhatre When Husband and Wife are unable to cope up with each other and all the possible efforts of maintaining peaceful, harmonious relation fail or behavior of one becomes totally intolerable for other or any other cause makes any one of them to think that there is no point in continuing this […]

Who Can Become An Arbitrator?

Introduction Arbitration forms an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, wherein a dispute is resolved without filing a lawsuit in a court of law with an exchange in information between the parties to the dispute, including witness accounts and pieces of evidence; consequently, the arbitrator makes a final, legally binding decision, which cannot be challenged in a […]

The First Geneva Convention, 1949

Introduction In the year 1859, European businessman and founder of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Henry Durant visited Emperor Napoleon III’s headquarters in northern Italy to ask for land rights for a particular business venture.[1] During his travel, he came across the Battle of Solferino where the armies of Imperial Austria and Franco-Sardinia Alliance […]

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, […]

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 […]