Animal Testing: A Violation of Animal Rights?

The world is full of glamour and in want of more. But the only question that arises is – at what cost? It is nothing new that every day thousands and lakhs of animals all over the world are used for testing of various products – be it medical or be it cosmetic. The questionContinue reading “Animal Testing: A Violation of Animal Rights?”

The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?

In any democracy, institutions perform a multitude of functions like facilitating economic growth, adjudicating claims in a just and fair manner and maintain minimal political order[1]. However, the entire system of party politics, much like legal systems, acknowledges precedents (albeit informally) which set limits for future actions. One such precedent regarding delimiting executive and judicialContinue reading “The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?”

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”

Scope and Development of Medical Law in India

Just like the field of medicine, legislations governing medicine and healthcare in India are exceedingly vast. The legal framework established to deal with issues involving medical treatment, public health, and professional ethics is not singular in nature. It is dealt with by multiple levels of legislation ranging from appointment of suitable law enforcing commissions toContinue reading “Scope and Development of Medical Law in India”

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”

Principle of Noscitur a Sociis

‘A man is known by the company he keeps.’ –Aesop The will of Legislature is expressed in the form of statutes and it is possible that when Judiciary applies the statute, then some words of the statute are ambiguous and sometimes the whole provision of the statute is not clear so the Judiciary interprets orContinue reading “Principle of Noscitur a Sociis”

The Issue Of Migrants: A Question Of Humanity

The ongoing pandemic has wreaked havoc on all of our lives, affecting our day-to-day activities and making us adapt and adjust. However, certain communities of people have to face a much harsher reality due to their underprivileged state of existence. In the past few days, the problems being faced by the migrants stuck in strangeContinue reading “The Issue Of Migrants: A Question Of Humanity”

Independent Thought v. Union of India

The judgment in Independent Thought v. Union of India[1] makes it a landmark case in the area pertaining to rape laws. The issue before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was whether sexual intercourse between a man and his wife being a girl aged between 15-18 years amounts to rape, which the bench considered of utmost publicContinue reading “Independent Thought v. Union of India”

Article 136 – “The Armour of Justice”

The three organs of the government, i.e., the legislature, executive & the judiciary are interrelated to each other in both an intrinsic and extrinsic manner. If we look at the role of the judiciary in the present years, it has increased and the scope of judicial review has also been widened. The backbone of theContinue reading “Article 136 – “The Armour of Justice””

Healthcare Data Protection in India

India’s healthcare market is invariably changing. A growing healthcare market in India seems very majestic as it is expected to bring the latest medical technologies, recruitment of more employees, and improve the treatment level for us. But there can be more uncertainties, as it directly stimulates the healthcare IT sector to prevent any disclosure of critical informationContinue reading “Healthcare Data Protection in India”

National Security Act, 1980: A Draconian Piece of Legislation

National Security Act, 1980 is the legislative action which provides for preventive detention to maintain public order and security in the state. The government has been vested with the power to detain any individual to prevent him from disrupting law and order or for maintenance of supplies and essential services to the community. The ActContinue reading “National Security Act, 1980: A Draconian Piece of Legislation”

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”