Doctrine of the Basic Structure
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Doctrine of the Basic Structure

Just like how important the judges are important for the courts to function, the bare acts hold importance to the lawyers, a similar significance is held by the Doctrine of basic structure to the Constitution. The term 'basic structure' is not explained anywhere however the idea is vividly conveyed by the constitution itself. The Constitution of India is considered to be the most valuable document for the entire nation and the provisions mentioned in it are in no way, to be disregarded. So, to preserve and protect their essence, this doctrine had to come into the picture. The major concept backing it is that the Parliament shall not be overpowered to introduce a new set of laws that would affect and alter the basic structure of the Constitution. Hence, the doctrine states that the Parliament's unlimited power to amend the Constitution is subject to only one restriction: It should not dilute or violate the basic structure of the Constitution, or the effects of the amendment should not be abrogating or disturbing in nature.

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Model Code of Conduct - All You Need To Know
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Model Code of Conduct - All You Need To Know

India runs the world's biggest election with more than 97 crore voters. And just before elections, photos/videos of political candidates distributing cash, liquor, or even saari to influence voters can be seen on the internet. Such incidents challenge the fairness and credibility of democratic elections.

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Top Government Exams in India: Part II
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Top Government Exams in India: Part II

Continuing the series of Top "Sarkari Nukari" in India, we highlighted the UPSC, Banking and Railway examinations in a previous blog (Top Government Exams in India: Part I). Now, in Part II, we shift our focus to exams for Defence & Armed Forces, SSC, and other crucial government sectors. So, let's crack open these exams one by one!

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What did the Panel Recommend on One Nation, One Election?
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What did the Panel Recommend on One Nation, One Election?

India is always in Election Mode. Last year, elections took place in 6 states, and this year, 6 more states are having elections along with the Lok Sabha Election!

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Top Indian Government Exams after Graduation: Part 1
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Top Indian Government Exams after Graduation: Part 1

We've all probably heard our parents saying, "Beta ek baar Sarkari Naukari mil jaye, fir maze hi maze". (Once you secure a government job, life will be much more enjoyable).  

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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 Implemented in India
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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 Implemented in India

Over the last six years, India has given citizenship to about more than 3000 people from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. You might wonder, if the government is already allowing immigrants to become Indian citizens, why is there a need for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 to be implemented? 

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Supreme Court Ends Immunity For Lawmakers Taking Bribes-to-Vote
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Supreme Court Ends Immunity For Lawmakers Taking Bribes-to-Vote

Unfortunately, India has the highest bribery rate in Asia & according to a survey, 18% of people are offered bribes in exchange for votes. While bribery in the territory of India is illegal, once upon a time, when an MP was caught for taking bribes, the Supreme Court said that Lawmakers cannot be charged since they enjoy Parliamentary Privileges.

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Top 5 Opportunities & Events for Law Student/Grad in March 2024
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Top 5 Opportunities & Events for Law Student/Grad in March 2024

As law students are in their mid-academic semester, March is the perfect time to look for internships and activities. By now, students are comfortable with their studies, and many law firms/organisations begin hiring interns in March for the summer.

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Why is The Places of Worship Act 1991 the Most Controversial Law in India?
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Why is The Places of Worship Act 1991 the Most Controversial Law in India?

From 1192 onwards, India saw a lot of changes, with the Mughals and then the British flexing their rule over the subcontinent. But along with their reign came a dark side – the destruction of countless temples, gurdwaras, and other holy sites. 

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Should you be doing an LLM in 2024-25?
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Should you be doing an LLM in 2024-25?

Do you know what is common between Ram Jethmalani, Zia Mody, and Harish Salve? These all are renowned LLM graduates who have significantly influenced the legal system. With over 10,000 students taking LLM Entrance Exams in 2023, the appeal of LLM programs remains still strong.

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Judgement on Electoral Bonds Scheme 2024
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Judgement on Electoral Bonds Scheme 2024

Ever wondered who funds those fancy election campaigns with big posters and endless ads? What if I told you that a system in place allows large, anonymous donations to flow into political funds with minimal transparency? Enter the Electoral Bonds Scheme – a mechanism that has been used to make donations to political parties in India.

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Gyanvapi Mosque Case Explained
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Gyanvapi Mosque Case Explained

Did you know that the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue isn't the only temple-mosque conflict in India? There are other controversies surrounding Mughal-era mosques, like the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi, Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah, etc. 

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Understanding the Farmers
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Understanding the Farmers' Protest 2024 

Remember in 2020-2021, when Delhi became the stage for a massive protest by farmers? Farmers from various states joined hands to protest against the central government for introducing three new farm laws. 

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How is the Age of a Juvenile Accused Determined in India?
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How is the Age of a Juvenile Accused Determined in India?

Ever wondered how the law decides if someone is old enough to be held criminally responsible? In the infamous Nirbhaya rape case of 2012, one of the four convicts was a minor, and he was never charged as an adult. There was a public outcry as to why a 17-year-old committing a serious crime shouldn't be treated the same as adults. Are we truly equipped to draw the line between adolescence and adulthood in the eyes of the law? 

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Supreme Court’s Top 10 Judgements of 2023
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Supreme Court’s Top 10 Judgements of 2023

2023 was quite a year for the Supreme Court of India - it disposed of more than 52,000 cases, a little less than 2022 but still very productive. The Apex Court also managed to give more than 1000 judgments, out of which 18 had Constitutional Benches, meaning verdicts that involved a substantial question of law as to the Interpretation of the Constitution; for example, Demonetisation, Same-Sex Marriage, etc.

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Uttarakhand
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Uttarakhand's Uniform Civil Code: Highlights

Uttarakhand becomes the first state to clear the Uniform Civil Code Bill post-independence. The UCC will bring together personal laws related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and other familial matters across all religious communities. In this blog, you will further get to know highlights of UCC and issues of adopting the UCC in Uttarakhand.

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Doctrine of Frustration: Competitive Exam Questions with Concepts Explained!
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Doctrine of Frustration: Competitive Exam Questions with Concepts Explained!

Hey, learners! Guess what? We've got a super interesting article for you this time. We're diving specifically into the Contract Act, checking out something called the 'Doctrine of Frustration'. But here's the fun part – we're not going into the super complicated sections of the Indian Contract Act. Instead, we're going to tackle it by answering questions from the CLAT PG 2024.

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NJAC Case Explained: Special Emphasis on Justice Chelameswar
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NJAC Case Explained: Special Emphasis on Justice Chelameswar's Dissent

The Supreme Court AOR Association & Anr. v. UOI decision, often known as the NJAC ruling, has sparked discussion among all the democratic institutions. This decision concerns both the independence of the Indian Judiciary as well as the nomination of judges by other judges. The 99th Amendment was deemed illegal, and the "National Judicial Appointments Committee" (NJAC) rendered unconstitutional & void by a constitutional bench comprising of 5 judges of the Supreme Court with a 4:1 ratio.

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