How to Repeal Laws in India?
Constitutional Developments

How to Repeal Laws in India?

Many amongst us are almost familiar with the law-making process in India wherein a bill is passed by both the Houses of Parliament and then it is sent to the president for assent. But what about its repeal? Only a few would have the idea as to repeal or nullification of the laws in India. Around 58 Acts have been repealed by far. As we have seen that after a lot of resistance from the farmers; PM Modi on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti addressed the nation that the government will repeal the three new farm laws in the upcoming Winter session of Parliament despite constant efforts made by the Government to convince the farmers on the benefits of the farm laws. Now, the word “repeal” here means to withdraw, annul or revoke any Act of Parliament. But why & how? To know these, read this article.

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Difference between Act, Bill, Ordinances, Rules & Regulations
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Difference between Act, Bill, Ordinances, Rules & Regulations

Can we refer to the Specific Relief Act, Transfer of Property Act, Companies Act, Contract Act as a bill? Wait! Before refuting this question, always remember that an Act was obviously a bill once, but as these Acts have been passed in both the Houses and assented by the President so, they will not be referred to as a ‘bill’.  Presidential assent distinguishes a bill from an Act. We frequently come across terms like a bill being introduced, a law being enacted, an ordinance that is being passed, and an Act coming into force. So, what's the difference? Read this article to know more in detail.

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COVID- 19 and Disaster Management Act, 2005
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COVID- 19 and Disaster Management Act, 2005

The entire world is badly hit by the second wave of COVID- 19 with a large population facing medical oxygen shortage! Read on to know how MHA invoked DMA to fight this oxygen crisis.

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Kesavananda Bharati Case & The Basic Structure Doctrine
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Kesavananda Bharati Case & The Basic Structure Doctrine

Have you ever heard about a case popularly known to be the ‘Savior of our Indian Democracy’? Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala (1973) is a significant and the most renowned case in the history of our country whereby a judgment was delivered to protect the democracy of India, and its popularity is because of the fact that it led to a set- up of a largest 13 Judge Bench to hear the case in Indian history. On 24th April 1963, the Supreme Court laid down the Basic Structure Doctrine in this case. In order to understand the main crux of the case let us first discuss the facts and main issue which made it a landmark one.

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Death Penalty in India
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Death Penalty in India

Capital Punishments as the name suggests, are the supreme form of punishment that can ever be awarded by the authorities in any province. And so, in order for an accused to be eligible to be awarded with the same, it has to commit a crime of that degree so that the judiciary awards a death sentence to the accused. The Competent court is empowered to punish an accused that commits a crime which stands against the state which has to be sanctioned by the Government. There have been so many debates all around the world regarding the abolishment of the Capital Punishments due to its barbaric nature considering it to be the most inhuman practice as putting a life to an end would not be the right way to punish a person. On the other hand, there are people supporting the theory too, reasoning it to be apt for the “an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth” theory.  

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Priya Ramani Defamation case
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Priya Ramani Defamation case

After the landmark judgment made in the Vishaka’s case, in the year 1997 the Supreme Court came up with the Vishakha guidelines which was a redressal of all types of sexual harassment complaints that covered all the workplaces whether it be public or private and was mandated by the court to be followed. The Vishaka guidelines gave rise to several movements and initiatives to address the sexual assaults taking place at work and the trauma it creates for the women. The popular #metoo movement was also one of the initiatives in this regard. So many women availed the opportunity and came up with their stories. Lately, there has been one more improvement made in that regard i.e. after the pronouncement made by the Delhi High Court in the Priya Ramani’s case.

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What is The Greta Thunberg Toolkit Case? Why Disha Ravi Arrested in Toolkit Case
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What is The Greta Thunberg Toolkit Case? Why Disha Ravi Arrested in Toolkit Case

The Farmer’s protests in the country have not just been the talk of the nation but have also gathered attention and concern at the international level followed by the various tweets made by various internationally renowned celebrities like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, etc. In spite of these tweets facing a backlash, the fact they brought up was the need to address these protests without realizing the ground level scenario of these protests. Recently another incident added to the series of the controversies related to these protests.

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क्या भारत में आंदोलन करना एक मुलभुत अधिकार है?
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क्या भारत में आंदोलन करना एक मुलभुत अधिकार है?

आजकल आंदोलन शब्द बहुत ज्यादा चर्चा में चल रहा है क्योंकि हमारे देश के कई राज्यों के किसान दिल्ली बॉर्डर पर किसान बिलों के विरोध में आंदोलन कर रहे है। मुख्यतः पंजाब तथा हरियाणा के किसान अपने ट्रैक्टर्स तथा गाड़ियों के साथ दिल्ली बॉर्डर पर डटे हुए है तथा सरकार से अपनी मांगें मंगवाने पर तुले हुए है। लेकिन आंदोलन से संबंधित वैधानिक नियम तथा कानून क्या है? क्या आंदोलन करना वैधानिक रूप से सही है तथा इसके लिए किस प्रकार के नियम तथा कानून बनाए गए है। इसी के बारे में हम आज चर्चा करेंगे -

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Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?
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Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?

Recently the newspapers and news channels are flooded with the news of farmers protesting against the Farmers bill 2020 and marching towards the capital city from various places in the Punjab and Haryana. While some quotes it as a political conspiracy, others categorise it as a genuine protest to cease the final enactment of the bill due to some apparent shortcomings. The protest is taken on a massive note and farmers got successful in arranging a meeting with the officials but they were not the only one to suffer. It appears that the residents had to also go through a lot of trouble.

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Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances
Protests and Riots

Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances

Farmers in Punjab & Haryana have been protesting against three ordinances promulgated by the Parliament since the Union Government on September 14th (Monsoon Session) introduced the Farm Bills in the Lok Sabha to replace these three ordinances. The farmers have been protesting against the three bills as they fear getting prices for their crops below the Minimum Selling Price and eradication of the monopoly of the APMC market yards formed under the APMC Act.

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Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: An Anti-Terror Law
Protests and Riots

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: An Anti-Terror Law

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 is the cornerstone of India’s legislative policy against terrorism. Often dubbed draconian because of its provisions, was enacted with an object to control unlawful activities. It embodies the essence of the Preventive Detention Act which expired in 1969. Over the years the act has gone through several amendments to widen the ambit of its application. This article illustrates the history and the recent amendment made to the act.

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Delhi Riots 2020 and The Blame Game
Protests and Riots

Delhi Riots 2020 and The Blame Game

Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story is a book that has attracted a lot of attention in recent times and it was supposed to be published by Bloomsbury India. It covers intricacies about the anti-CAA protests taken place in northeast Delhi in February 2020. The authors Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar, and Prerna Malhotra who are lawyers and educators by profession have been the part of social issues forever. 

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins
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Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins

The Constituent Assembly of India was elected to draft the Constitution of India. Subsequent to India's independence from Britain in 1947, its members served as the country’s first Parliament. The Parliament of India is the leading legislative body of the Indian Republic. It is a bicameral legislature comprising of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and the Lok Sabha (Lower House).  

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Bihar Elections 2020 amidst Pandemic
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Bihar Elections 2020 amidst Pandemic

On 28th August, finally, the Apex court rejected a petition seeking deterrence to the Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The court observed that Covid-19 could not be a ground to stop elections. However, asked the election commission to take all the necessary precautions and consider everything. The elections are scheduled to take place by November' 2020. Let us learn what could be the possible yes or no's behind the processing of elections.

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Freedom or No Freedom for Dr. Kafeel Khan
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Freedom or No Freedom for Dr. Kafeel Khan

On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court held that the speech made by Kafeel Khan at Aligarh Muslim University on December 13, 2019, amidst anti CAA protest doesn’t promote hatred or violence. It is nowhere threatening the peace and tranquillity of the city of Aligarh. Moreover, it gives a call for national integrity and unity amongst citizens. 

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Reservation in India 2020
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Reservation in India 2020

Britishers were well aware about the lack of unity amongst Indians. They took no time in taking advantage of that which is the reason we were under their rule for 400 years. Quite a long time and we still don’t know that either we are above their method of ruling.

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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K
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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K

“Question of National Security” has been trending since the imposition of ban on internet services in J & K last year. Restoration of the high-speed internet services in two non- border districts is the latest step taken by the J & K Home Department to ease internet restrictions in less sensitive areas. On Aug 5, 2019 Section 144 was imposed in J&K that restricted the unlawful assembly of more than four people in a particular area. The government declared the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gave J&K a special status within the Indian union. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories; Ladakh and J & K passing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.

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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.
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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.

A single Judge Bench comprising of Justice Hrishikesh Roy of Supreme Court invoked Article 142 of Indian Constitution that permits it to exercise its jurisdiction, to order CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death case by suicide.

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