Indian Judiciary

The Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act

Introduction The Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act, 2013, is a landmark legislation in India that aims to create safe and secure working environments for women. This Act defines, prohibits, and lays down the procedures for the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at workplaces. Let’s delve deeper into the …

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

Introduction The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), launched in 2015, is a flagship initiative by the Government of India to achieve the vision of “Housing for All” by 2022. This essay will delve into the scheme’s objectives, provisions, achievements, challenges, and the way forward for its successful implementation. Objectives Facilitate …

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Curative petition

curative petition

Definition: A curative petition is a legal remedy available in India to address final judgments or orders of the Supreme Court that may have resulted in a miscarriage of justice or violated fundamental rights. It is considered as the last resort for seeking a review of a judgment after exhausting …

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Additional Judges

According to Article 224 of the Indian Constitution, if there is reason to believe to the President that the number of Judges of a High Court should be subsequently increased due to a temporary increase in its business or due to arrears of work, the President may appoint duly qualified …

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Appointment of Judges

Why in NEWS On Monday (08.01.2024), India’s Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud announced that in order to consider a petition to abolish the collegium system of judicial appointments, a Supreme Court bench would need to be assembled. Historical background India adopted the Constitution in 1950, following its independence. The Chief Justice …

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Assent has been given by President toNew Criminal Justice Bills

  Following their approval by Parliament last week, the three new criminal justice bills got President Droupadi Murmu’s assent on Monday. the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Act — will replace the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian …

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Jammu and Kashmir: A Long and Complex Story

  Jammu and Kashmir boasts a rich and complex history spanning millennia, marked by diverse rulers, religious influences, and political upheavals. Here’s a brief overview of key historical events: Ancient Times (3000 BC – 13th Century AD): Indus Valley Civilization flourished in the region, leaving behind remnants in Burzahom and Gufkral. …

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Criminalization of Adultery on a Gender-Neutral Basis

The story so far The criminalization of adultery on a gender-neutral basis was recommended by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs last month after reviewing the three new criminal law Bills that will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and Indian Evidence Act. This …

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The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act 2022

  The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act 2022  authorizes law enforcement agencies to Collect, Store, and Analyse Physical and Biological samples of convicts and other persons to identify and investigate criminal matters. The Act was passed by Parliament in April 2022. It replaces the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, a colonial-era law. …

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