Union Cabinet approves formation of 22nd Law Commission to advise govt on complex legal issues; new panel to have three-year term
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 22nd Law Commission which advises the government on complex legal issues.
HC says it would lead to data of genuine account holders going 'unnecessarily' to foreign countries.
Delhi HC refuses to order linking of social media accounts with PAN, Aadhaar, says data of genuine account holders at stake
The Delhi High Court Monday declined to order linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN or voter ID card for weeding out fake accounts
Timely push from SC, Narendra Modi's mandate indicate time is right for fresh look at Uniform Civil Code
A Uniform Civil Code for citizens — one law for one nation — has not been implemented even though it is enshrined in Article 44 of the Indian Constitution dealing with Directive Principles of State Policy, and 63 years have lapsed since the reformation of Hindu law in 1956
Simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha, state Assemblies untenable; smacks of attempt to impose one-party dominance
The attempt to introduce simultaneous elections by diktat is a stealthy move towards reviving a polity dominated by one party and it must be resisted.
SC admits plea to bar candidates from contesting from more than one seat in Lok Sabha elections, EC backs demand
The Election Commission (EC) in an affidavit filed earlier in the apex court had quoted its 2004 proposals on electoral reforms and said that law should be amended to ensure that a person cannot contest from more than one seat
The Kerala High Court recently observed that that a liberal approach needs to be adopted by courts while dealing with divorce applications based on mutual consent
Election Commission to ask Law Ministry to make false declarations grounds to disqualify candidate, push for more electoral reforms
The Election Commission (EC) will make a fresh push for electoral reforms with the government, including making filing of false declaration a ground for disqualification and putting a cap on expenditure by candidates in legislative council polls, in the coming days.
The Brahminisation of justice or why our English-only Supreme Court needs a taste of linguistic democracy
The privilege that English enjoys in the Supreme Court needs to be diluted in order to make its portals accessible to those who speak languages different from the clipped and accented English of foreign-educated but exorbitantly expensive lawyers
The pendency of cases in Indian courts is the biggest factor accounting to the slow and languishing pace of the case.
Hate speech in India: Media's rabble-rousing doesn't help cause, proves counter-productive to free speech
The problem of hate speech is compounded when propagated by members of the press. This is because unlike the situation where the person making the hate speech is a politician or an ordinary citizen/internet user, the media is expected to be comparatively neutral while reporting events.
The Law Commission has said over Rs 4,500 crore will be needed to buy new EVMs and paper trail machines for "imminent" simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.
Uniform Civil Code 'neither necessary, nor desirable' at this stage, says Law Commission in consultation paper
A uniform civil code is "neither necessary nor desirable" at this stage, the Law Commission said in a consultation paper on the last day of its term on Friday.
Law Commission suggests 18 as legal age for men & women to marry, says 'spouses entering into a marriage are equals'
The law panel was of the view that maintaining the difference in legal age for marriage of 18 years for women and 21 years for men "simply contributes to the stereotype that wives must be younger than their husbands".
'Right to criticise, free speech essential for democracy'; India should redefine Sec 124 A, suggests Law Commission
Berating the country or a particular aspect of it cannot be treated as "sedition" and the charge can only be invoked in cases where the intention is to overthrow the government with violence and illegal means, the Law Commission observed today in a consultation paper on the subject.
Law Commission says holding simultaneous polls ideal, but Constitution needs to have 'workable formula'
In a public appeal issued along with its draft report on holding the mammoth exercise, the Law Commission said though many of the impediments in achieving synchronisation of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections have been addressed, some of the points would "still remain to be pondered upon."
The commission would recommend amendments to the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act to ensure simultaneous polls.
One Nation, One Poll: Nitish Kumar 'ideologically' favours simultaneous elections, but says execution not possible for 2019
This was not the first time when Nitish Kumar had differed in opinion with the BJP while being in an alliance with the NDA.
Congress tells Law Commission it 'vehemently' opposes simultaneous polls, says it is against basic structure of Indian federalism
The Congress said ending or extending terms of assemblies was against the basic structure of Indian federalism. Last month, Singhvi had said that the proposal was a "constitutional perversity".
During election, voters either choose the individual whose capabilities they trust, thus risking an implicit vote for the candidate’s political party, or they choose the political party they wish to see in government, thus risking an implicit vote for an incompetent candidate. No system exists for voters to choose which candidate gets a party ticket from the political party they wish to see in government.