#Former Solicitor General in Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court Umesh Chandra dies of heart attack #Bombay HC to hear petition from Bhagat’s wife,#Petition on educational rights of blind persons to come up for hearing

#Former Solicitor General in Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court Umesh Chandra dies of heart attack #Bombay HC to hear petition from Bhagat’s wife,#Petition on educational rights of blind persons to come up for hearing

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Legal Updates

#LegalUpdates

29 Aug , 2016  

    Our legal newshounds update you with the latest courtroom news on a daily basis, be it adjournments, judgments or significant observations. Also take your pick from legal happenings around the world…Must Read #Bombay HC to hear PIL on illegal hoardings The Bombay High Court will hear a PIL on August 29 which raises the […]

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Editorial

Taking Law To The People

26 Jul , 2016  

   July 23, 2016 was a proud day for the India Legal family. The magazine was part of the launch of a unique public service initiative which brought a governor, the chief justice, sitting judges of the high and lower judiciary, journalists, top lawyers, senior bureaucrats, and law students under one roof. The occasion—starting from Ranchi, the […]

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IL FEATURE

Madras High Court bats for classical languages

28 Aug , 2016  

   In an outstanding judgment, the Madras High Court has said that Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia are classical languages, just like Tamil, bringing an end to a needless controversy By Ramasubramanian in Chennai     In a sterling judgment, a bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R Mahadevan of the Madras High Court upheld the […]

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IL NEWS

The Haji Ali verdict is significant    

27 Aug , 2016  

   In an important judgment, the Bombay High Court recently overturned a four-year ban on the entry of women to the Haji Ali Dargah, off the Worli coast in south Mumbai, much to the cheer of intellectuals and rights activists. A division bench comprising Justices VM Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere held that the ban was […]

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IL FEATURE

Pak love of Ramya: Seditious?

26 Aug , 2016  

   The actor-politician is being tainted as unpatriotic because she stated the obvious—Indians and Pakistanis have much in common By Usha Rani Das Just days after Karnataka Government filed sedition charges against Amnesty International’s India chapter, the state is again embroiled in a controversy under the sedition law. This time a lawyer has filed a case […]

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IL FEATURE

Milking the Cow

26 Aug , 2016  

   Way back in the fifties, the Supreme Court ruled that a ban on cattle slaughter would seriously affect some occupations. But today, we are witnessing more dangerous and mindless acts of violence as right wing groups try to “protect” the cow     By Kalyani Shankar Talk about the holy cow and unholy politics. As […]

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IL NEWS

A case for Maternity Benefit Bill

25 Aug , 2016  

   The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which provides for amendments to the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, has recently been introduced in parliament and passed in the Rajya Sabha. The progressive Bill not only extends the period of maternity benefit but also incorporates the much-needed provision for facilitating “work from home”. The Bill plans to extend […]

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IL FEATURE

Jharkhand High Court: Positive Activism

25 Aug , 2016  

   The higher judiciary in Jharkhand ensures that the government becomes pro-active in setting up an old-age home By Prabhat Singh in Ranchi While there are several critics of judicial activism, a court’s interference in the functioning of governments and civic authorities, can also yield positive results. Take the recent case where the construction of an […]

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IL FEATURE

“Chinese” Manjha: A Dangerous Proposition

24 Aug , 2016  

   Many have died due to lethal kite strings, evoking numerous laws across India. But it would be more effective for the central government to implement one law to ban them By Nayantara Roy On Independence Day, two children, aged three and four, lost their lives in Delhi to “Chinese” manjha, the nylon string used to […]

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IL FEATURE

Burkinis beached in France

24 Aug , 2016  

   This outfit of Muslim women and the saree have been banned on the country’s beaches. Is this an Islamophobic piece of legislation or a battle pitch for the next elections? By Sajeda Momin in London There is no dress code for women on Indian beaches. They can wear whatever they feel comfortable in—shorts, salwar suits, […]

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IL FEATURE

Transplant Act: Too many hiccups

23 Aug , 2016  

   The Transplantation of Human Organs Act is well-intentioned. But implementation on the ground defeats its very purpose as this case study from Kolkata illustrates By Sujit Bhar in Kolkata A sound law is one that is eminently enforceable. But sometimes even well intentioned and carefully thought out legal framework can turn awry in the absence […]

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NEW DELHI, FEB 29 (UNI):- Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley (C) departs from North Block to Parliament House to present the Union Budget 2016-17, in New Delhi on Monday. UNI PHOTO-3U

IL NEWS

Will preponing Union Budget help?

23 Aug , 2016  

   After deciding that the Railway Budget will be merged along with the Union Budget from the next fiscal, the government is mulling over the idea of preponing the presentation of the Union budget in parliament to January-end, every year. The Union Budget is presented by the finance minister on the last day of February. The […]

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IL NEWS

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

23 Aug , 2016  

   Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after Sujata Manohar (1994) to occupy the august post. The Governor of Maharashtra, CH Vidyasagar Rao, administered the oath of office to Justice Chellur in the presence of the state chief minister […]

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UK Supreme court refers gender issue to ECJ

22 Aug , 2016  

   Recently in MB vs Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2016), the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court had to decide on a plea challenging the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act. According to the plea, the provisions were discriminatory. The appellant had been born a man but had been living as a woman since 1991. […]

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IL NEWS

Apprehensions about the new trafficking bill

22 Aug , 2016  

   The minister of women and child development, Maneka Gandhi, will be presenting the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill in parliament during its winter session. In all likelihood, the bill may be converted into a law, which experts feel is required. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, India ranks fourth in terms […]

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Legal Eye

Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

22 Aug , 2016  

   While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made liable for civil, criminal and disciplinary action either on the recommendation of the High Court or the President              By Justice K Sreedhar Rao   The historical origin of judicial […]

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