Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?

“Access to justice cannot suffer in a lockdown, whatever be the circumstances” ­-Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud[1] It won’t be wrong to say that this pandemic has highlighted the weak links in our justice system. A year ago, when the COVID Pandemic was not a conceivable threat, Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sharad Bobde wasContinue reading “Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?”

The Devious use of Ordinances by the Legislature

Generally, there are three main categories of governmental functions, namely, the legislative, the executive, and judicial functions. To exercise these functions there are three main organs of the government in a State, namely, the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. In a free democratic state, there must exist a separation of powers between the organsContinue reading “The Devious use of Ordinances by the Legislature”

COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?

Every crisis brings some opportunities to enhance and boost your skill. The novel pandemic has affected the world drastically. From business to education every sector of the economy has been disturbed. Access to justice is very important which is only possible when the judicial system will function properly and courts will uphold the justice andContinue reading “COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?”

Caging a Free Bird? – Amendment (2019) of Right to Information Act, 2005

India is one of the largest vibrant democracies in the world. And in every democracy Accountability, Transparency and Public Participation are its pillars. These things are only achievable when the citizens know about the progress of the country, for example, the welfare schemes and programmes brought by the respective governments for its citizens. The ExecutiveContinue reading “Caging a Free Bird? – Amendment (2019) of Right to Information Act, 2005”

Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making

In India, the successful functioning of Indian Judiciary over the years that fall fundamentally within the legislation raises some real and noticeable concerns such as ‘Judicial Activism.’ Similarly, this part of ‘Judicial Activism’ holds the distance from being a true field among others since the law made by the judge has got enormous recognition throughoutContinue reading “Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making”

Principles of Natural Justice

The term ‘Natural Justice’ is derived from the concept of ‘Jus Natural’ mentioned in Roman law. Being associated with the ideas of morality and fairness, it is neither codified nor explicitly mentioned in the constitution. However, natural justice is implied in the fundamental rights as it is the spirit of Article 14, 19 and 21.Continue reading “Principles of Natural Justice”

Delay in Justice: Should it be Penalized?

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.  -Domitus Ulpian A good society requires fair access and administration of justice. It is the means by which all the injustices established in the society can be sanctioned and removed so as to ensure a better, safe, and peaceful society. Mr.Continue reading “Delay in Justice: Should it be Penalized?”

Feminist Critique of Phul Singh v. State of Haryana

The judicial system is supposed to be the pillar of justice. Its aim should be to provide justice to every individual whenever his/her right has been breached so as to correct the wrong which has been perpetrated. Although it is expected of the judiciary to be impartial while adjudicating on any case, the judgments deliveredContinue reading “Feminist Critique of Phul Singh v. State of Haryana”

Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession

India is the largest democracy in the world and has a population of more than 135 crores, the country is plagued with the problem of shortage of resources in almost every sector and the Indian Judiciary is not an exception. Just like our economy, our judiciary is also developing. Unlike developed countries, where trials usuallyContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession”

Continuity of Judicial and Legislative Activities in a Pandemic – An Indian and Global Perspective

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has been the talk of this year. Mankind has come to a standstill with global superpowers losing in the war against our unseen enemy. With no effective measures to contain the raging onslaught, nations have turned to total lockdown as the only possible defensive solution that exists as of now. TheContinue reading “Continuity of Judicial and Legislative Activities in a Pandemic – An Indian and Global Perspective”

Witch Hunting And Witch Branding Of Tribal Women In Jharkhand

Our Bharat, a secular country of diversity, where every person has been blessed with a right to practice his/ her religion and culture, which have been sensitively moulded up with various kinds of customs, beliefs and practices that are being followed from time immemorial. These deeply rooted social and traditional practices and various religious mythicalContinue reading “Witch Hunting And Witch Branding Of Tribal Women In Jharkhand”

Beyond Prison Bars – Community Service in India

The Indian penal system has been in existence for over a century. Its origins in the written form can be traced back to the quills of Lord Macaulay and many others. The system envisioned was comprehensive and was deemed to be highly effective. However, the lament is that it is unable to keep pace withContinue reading “Beyond Prison Bars – Community Service in India”

Reasons for Delays in Civil Proceedings in India: A Review of Literature

The right to speedy justice is a part of the right to life under article 21 of the Indian constitution. This has time and again been reiterated by the Indian Judiciary in cases like Hussainara Khatoon v. State of Bihar,[1]A.R. Antulay v. R.S. Nayak,[2] etc. This right is also part of various international instruments likeContinue reading “Reasons for Delays in Civil Proceedings in India: A Review of Literature”

Marital Rape: A Myth or a Rephrehensible Reality?

Dibya Prakash Lahiri from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi Rape, more than the perspective of an act of sexual violence is the act of degenerating the society with a vision of not only outraging the modesty of a woman but also ousting the dignity of the physical, mental and psychological being of aContinue reading “Marital Rape: A Myth or a Rephrehensible Reality?”