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Context: Department of Justice under Ministry of Law & Justice has launched JustIS App, which is a digital tool for efficient court management. About JustIS App Department of Justice under Ministry of Law & Justice has JustIS App which is a Electronic Case Management […]

Implications of caste census on reservation in India

Context: Arguments employed by the Supreme Court in its majority verdict to uphold the 10% economically weaker sections (EWS) quota among forward castes can become a stimulus for the backward classes to seek reservation over and above the 50% ceiling limit based on the […]

Senthilbalaji case [Detailed]

Context: The Supreme Court sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to a plea by T.N. Minister Senthilbalaji challenging a Madras High Court order upholding his arrest by ED in a money-laundering case. Senthilbalaji Case  In this case, according to ED, Senthilbalaji and […]

Zero FIR

Context: In Manipur, “Zero First Information Reports” have been made about alleged rape, murder, kidnapping, and sexual harassment. Zero FIR (ZFR) When a police station receives a complaint regarding an alleged offence that has been committed in the jurisdiction of another police station, it […]

Is the Collegium System Evolving?

Context: Supreme Court of India under D.Y. Chandrachud has taken many initiatives to streamline the collegium system. Constitutional Provision for Appointment of Judiciary  Art 124(2) Every Judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant executed under his hand and […]

SC asks ED chief to quit, but upholds amendments

Context: In a recent development, the Supreme Court has asked Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), to resign four months before his third extension, which was originally scheduled to end in November. Directorate of Enforcement: The Directorate of Enforcement or […]

Karnataka High Court Judgement on Twitter

Context: On June 30, 2023, the Karnataka High Court dismissed Twitter’s challenge to the issuance of blocking orders by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) concerning the taking down of Twitter accounts and specific tweets. The High Court admonished Twitter for not […]

CJI stresses need to take legal aid services to people

Context: Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud said there is “negligible use” of legal aid services in India despite it being available for free to the people. Constitutional provisions related to Free Legal Aid Evolution of free legal aid in India Structure  Functions […]

Nyaya Vikas Portal

Context: Recently Nyaya Vikas Portal was launched to empower stakeholders with seamless access to information pertaining to funding, documentation, project monitoring and approval. About Nyaya Vikas

Judicial Independence

Context: Retiring Supreme Court judge, Justice K.M. Joseph, said in his farewell address on Friday that the independence of the Supreme Court is integral to the democratic way of life. “The independence of the Supreme Court is integral to the maintenance of a democratic […]

Supreme Court upholds Tamil Nadu Jalikattu Law

Context: A five judge bench of the Supreme Court upheld the amendments made by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act of 1960. These amendments allowed the bull taming sports like Jallikattu, Kambala and bullock cart races. […]

Capital Punishment in India

Context: The Indian government is considering to form a committee to examine the need for a more humane alternative to death by hanging. Meaning of Capital Punishment: Capital Punishment provided under Indian Laws: Indian Penal Code Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC)  Death Penalty in […]

Bilkis Bano case convicts playing for time: SC judge

Context: Justice K.M. Joseph, on a Division Bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, said that it was “more than obvious” that the men released early from life imprisonment in the case of gang rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots were raising a maze of procedural objections in successive court hearings to avoid his Bench. Time line of Bilkis Bano case Power of Remission Under Cr.Pc Different From Constitutional Powers of Pardon Suspend or Remit – Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC) under Section 432 empowers central […]

Kesavananda Bharti: case and its legacy

Context: April 24th, 2023, marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kesavananda Bharati case, in which the Supreme Court established the “basic structure” doctrine to set boundaries on Parliament’s authority to amend the Constitution. Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and Ors vs State of Kerala and […]

President’s Power of Pardon & Judicial Review

Context: The Supreme Court has directed States and other authorities not to delay their decision on mercy petitions filed by death row convicts, to avoid the condemned persons from gaining any advantage or benefit from the hold­up. Can Judicial Review can be applied for […]

Calcutta HC Sets Aside Reappointment Of Vice-Chancellors

In the case of Anupam Bera v State of West Bengal, Division Bench of Calcutta High Court has set aside the West Bengal Education Department’s decision to appoint or re-appoint Vice-Chancellors from 24 state universities based on the amendments made in the West Bengal […]

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