transgenders, law, india, LGBT, LGBTQ

How has law on Transgenders in India evolved over the years?

Jul 12th, 2016 Constitutional Law Prerana 14 min read

Introduction to Transgenders: ‘Nature chooses who will be transgenders, individuals don’t choose it’ – Mercedes Ruehl Gender of a person is usually assigned to them at birth. However, a small set of people incorporate traits of both male and female physiology. While some people have the means to undergo sex change operation, there are others who cannot. This perception of being a gender that is opposite…

marital rape, india, maneka gandhi, law on marital rape, women issues, women rights, indian law, women empowerment

Marriage is Sacred, Marital Rape is not an Offence!

Apr 22nd, 2016 Criminal Law Prerana 11 min read

Marital Rape: ‘Laws on marital rape cannot be “suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors like level of education/illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, mindset of the society to treat the marriage as a sacrament, etc.” Remember when Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi had written this to the Rajya Sabha when asked about plans to criminalise marital…

abortion, medical termination of pregnancy, pregnancy, india, MTP Act, foetus, women's right, right to choose, IPC

Why law on abortion in India remains unchanged?

Aug 8th, 2015 Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Prerana 10 min read

Law on Abortion in India and its Complexities Medical Termination in India: Medical termination of pregnancy has been a time-honored practice. Approximately 26 million pregnancies are terminated legally throughout the world, and 20 million are terminated illegally, with more than 68,000 deaths. In India alone 10-12 million abortions take place annually, resulting in 15-20 thousand maternal deaths, mainly due to illegal abortions. So these abortions…

maternity, maternity benefit, maternity leave, labour, labour law, child, child bearing, working woman, woman workforce, maternity benefit act, 1961, maternity benefit (amendment) bill, 2016

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016: Boon or Bane?

Mar 14th, 2017 Civil Law Prerana 5 min read

Maternity Benefit: Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 is applicable to every factory, shop or establishment, where 10 or more people are or were employed at any given point of time in the preceding 12 months. It is an Act to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child-birth and to provide for maternity benefit and certain other benefits. The Maternity Benefit…

maintenance, alimony, divorce, tax, taxability, income, relative, ex-spouse

Is Maintenance received after divorce Taxable?

Mar 9th, 2017 Civil Law Prerana 5 min read

Maintenance: Maintenance signifies the legal obligation to provide financial support to one spouse from another spouse after marital separation or divorce. Law on divorce has been previously covered by Legal Parley here. Taxability of Maintenance: Whether this Maintenance in the hands of the receiver is taxable can be ascertained after understanding the meaning of ‘income’ under Section 2(24) of Income Tax Act, 1961. While, maintenance…

union budget, budget, union budget 2017, budget 2017, arun jaitley, narendra modi, BJP, NDA

Highlights of the Union Budget 2017: India

Feb 10th, 2017 Constitutional Law Prerana 13 min read

Union Budget 2017: Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget, 2017 on 1st of February, 2017, breaking the colonial tradition of presenting Union Budget on the last working day of February. Quite cheerfully, he started his speech by stating that ‘Spring is the season of optimisim.’ Why is the date important you ask? Well, for one the earlier practice of presenting budget on the…

jallikattu, bull taming, bull sports, tamil nadu, supreme court, bull, animal protection, culture, tradition

Jallikattu: The Uproar in Tamil Nadu paves way for Kambala in Karnataka

Jan 31st, 2017 Constitutional Law Prerana 11 min read

What is Jallikattu? This post has been written by Saumya Bhardwaj of Amity Law Achool, Delhi Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport organized in the state of Tamil Nadu during Pongal. This sport is being practiced since 2000 years. This event was actively conducted in many districts of Tamil Nadu like Madurai, Theni, Dindigul and Tiruchirappalli until its ban in 2011. Jallikattu is also known…

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Free speech has no restrictions on the Internet? Section 66A of IT Act repealed!

Jan 17th, 2017 Constitutional Law, Cyber Law Prerana 8 min read

Section 66A declared unconstitutional, free speech wins: This post has been written by Nimisha Gupta, law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi The Hon’ble Supreme Court, in its recent judgment Shreya Singhal v. Union of India (Writ Petition (Cri.) No. 167 of 2012), struck down Section 66A of the IT Act, 2000 as unconstitutional. The provision was repealed by the court on 24th March,…

Union Budget 2017, India, Prime Minister Modi, Narendra Modi, Railway Budget, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Finance Ministry

India: What to expect from Union Budget 2017?

Jan 16th, 2017 Constitutional Law, Miscellaneous Prerana 6 min read

Changes Expected in the Upcoming Union Budget 2017:   This Post On Expectation from Union Budget 2017 has been written by Nimisha Gupta, law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi Union Budget 2017 budget will be unique for more than one reason. Firstly, it will be the first budget which will see the merger of both Union and financial budget. Secondly, this…

alternative dispute resolution, ADR, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, judiciary, indian judiciary

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): The Future?

Jan 9th, 2017 Miscellaneous Prerana 7 min read

Alternative Dispute Resolution: This Article has been written by Nimisha Gupta, law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi Alternative Dispute Resolution is alternate machinery devised to solve issues through an unconventional platform. ADR brings forth a new mechanism to resolve various litigation issues where the disputed parties are unable to take a coherent decision. Laws Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution: Historically, the…

benami property, benami properties, corruption, real estate, narendra modi, NDA, UPA, Government, Benami Act, benami land, benamidar

All you need to know about Laws on Benami Property!

Dec 29th, 2016 Property Law Prerana 7 min read

Now, fight against Benami Property:  After a full-grown attack on black money by the Modi Government by way of demonetization, it looks like the government is now ready to take on benami transactions. It is a well known fact that properties have been safe haven of a lot of black money and corruption has subsisted through a series of real estate transactions. Benami really means…

labour migration, labour, india, migration, labor, labour migrants, labor migrants, labour laws, labour law, labor laws, labor law

Labour Migration and their Legal Implications in India

Dec 26th, 2016 Civil Law, Miscellaneous Prerana 8 min read

 What is Labour Migration? This Article has been written by Nimisha Gupta, law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi Labour migration is the movement of a labour force from one location to another. This can include different forms of migration like inter-continental, seasonal, short or long duration migrants etc. Challenges faced in Labour Migration: Regardless of the duration of their stay, labor…

mobile wallet, mobile wallets, digitisation, demonetisation, e-cash, digital india, mobile banking, e-banking, e-cash

Mobile Wallets in India: Who Governs Them by the way?

Dec 20th, 2016 Corporate Law, Miscellaneous Prerana 8 min read

Mobile Wallets growing popularity post demonetisation: This post has been written by Sanjana Buch, a lawyer based out of Mumbai India has been a beneficiary to several revolutions ever since the twentieth century leading to the emergence of its economy from an underdeveloped one to a developing status. The country has in the last 5 years seen a paradigm shift in its economy being exposed to…

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