The ‘basic structure’ of the Indian Constitution has revolutionized India’s constitutional law jurisprudence since its establishment. The doctrine of the separation of powers is considered to be an important pillar of the basic structure, keeping the independence of the judiciary intact, preventing disequilibrium in the balance of powers which generally leads to abuse of powerContinue reading “Shooting Down the Independence of Judiciary: Tribunal Reforms Act 2021”
– Tanishka Khokhar, Salwan Public School In simpler terms, evidence that cannot be considered or presented to the jury or the judge is defined as ‘inadmissible evidence’. Largely, the evidence must be relevant to the case to be considered admissible. As per the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Admissibility and receivability are not clearly distinguished. ItContinue reading “Inadmissible Evidence”
LGBTQA rights have been a topic of discussion for a long time around the world and has gained a lot of importance in India recently. It was only in 2017, when people of the LGBT community were allowed to express their sexual orientation under the Right to Privacy under the Indian Constitution. The Right to Privacy was declared a fundamental right in the same year in the historic KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India (SC, 2017) case.
It has been seen that understanding and modifying the polymorphism of an already existing drug creates a scope for the better functioning of that particular drug and plays a crucial role in drug development. The best exhibit of this phenomenon is the HIV drug Ritonavir. The original component used in this drug was less soluble, but the polymorphic form of this drug proved to be less bioavailable. Countries like America, Japan, and the EU Member states generally grant the patent to the pharmaceutical companies even the drug exhibits change in minimal qualities such as stability, solubility, hygroscopicity, etc.
In 2016, a case of Sundar Singh Jadhav got viral because of he had disclosed about a famous kidney racket at Mumbai’s Hiranandani hospital. He had been the key witness to the trafficking happening there. His death in January 2019 made it to the news because no suicide note was found at his place but according to the police financial stress and domestic problems had been the reason behind his death
Abortion laws and their enforcement have fluctuated through various eras. In many western countries during the 20th century, for example in 1929, the Infant Life Preservation Act was passed in the United Kingdom, which amended the law (Offences against the Person Act 1861 and South Africa allows abortion on demand under its Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act and these movements were successful in having abortion bans repealed. While abortion remains legal in most of the West, this legality is regularly challenged by anti-abortion groups.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how crucial free access to reliable information can be. In a crisis such as this, it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that information can be a matter of life and death. Conversely, disinformation has speedily increased and it fuels various risks, including, at the present, the risk to public health. Further, it reinforces other challenges such as socio-economic disparity, gender bias, and inequalities of all forms.
After the advent of the Internet this Right was given a wider connotation by the Judiciary. The Internet proved to be a great stage where people exercised Free Speech & Expression and raised their voices for noble causes and for National or International problems having sensitivity. The rapid growth of the Internet, stories, and humour are bound to cause numerous constitutional implications. Freedom of speech, right to privacy, right to information, and property rights are some key issues that are presently being debated by the people in the groups.
The article discusses the tragic failure of the medical infrastructure in the country which resulted in a large number of casualties and sufferings caused to the citizens all over the country. The author believes that the government at Centre, State and Union Territory level shall be held responsible for compensating the loss available under Constitution of India and other laws both civil and criminal as applicable.
The protesters are reminding those in power that constitutional government should not just follow the text of the Constitution but also adhere to its spirit and values in practice.