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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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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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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Overview of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
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Overview of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was enacted in 1989 to prevent atrocities against individuals belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST). These communities have faced discrimination and oppression due to their lower social status from time immemorial. The act provides legal protection for these vulnerable sections, out of which Dalits and Adivasis are the most oppressed groups of our society, by criminalising offences committed against them.

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Special Status of J&K - Removal of Articles 370 & 35A of Indian Constitution
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Special Status of J&K - Removal of Articles 370 & 35A of Indian Constitution

Abrogating Article 370 was no easy feat; the Indian government had to master "Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed" to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status. The process required collective efforts of various stakeholders, including legal experts, advocates, govt. leaders and parliamentarians. 

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Same Sex Marriage in India
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Same Sex Marriage in India

India, a democratic country, has recently but incompletely recognised the worth of LGBTQIA+ community. With films like Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan, Laxmi, Chandigarh Kare Ashiqui, and others, our Indian cinema has also made an effort to raise public awareness. One major concern brought up by the LGBTQ population is that it is still seen as taboo in modern countries. LGBTQ persons are still not treated equally in India and several other nations.

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Res Judicata and Res Sub Judice
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Res Judicata and Res Sub Judice

The courts take help of several common law and theories to maintain balance and improve our judiciary system, the main aim of these theories is to access “judicial efficiency” and to guarantee that a productive pace of justice is attained and maintained in the courtroom. The  Doctrine of Res Sub Judice and Res Judicata are two of these concepts covered in this article. 

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Fatwa : Meaning, Legality & Examples
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Fatwa : Meaning, Legality & Examples

When the writer Salman Rushdie was attacked, many people immediately recalled the fatwa calling on all Muslims to take his life, wherein the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s Supreme Leader at that time, accused Rushdie’s 1988 novel, “The Satanic Verses,” of insulting Islam & blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad.

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Is Polygamy Legal in India?
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Is Polygamy Legal in India?

It is fascinating how traditions, customs, and laws intertwine to shape the societal fabric in a country this diverse and rich in culture like India. While monogamy has long been the norm in modern Indian society, polygamy, the practice of having multiple spouses simultaneously, has an intriguing history deeply rooted in ancient traditions. However, when it comes to its legality, the question arises: Is polygamy legal in India?

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Famous Landmark Cases of India
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Famous Landmark Cases of India

Some cases keep us entertained, while some are so significant that it paves the way for bringing a fundamental change in society and shaping it for a better future. Despite a large number of cases (lodged, disposed and pending), few cases garner huge public attention either because of the graveness of the matter, the people involved in the case or because of the coverage it got on social media or in the prime time of all the news channels. 

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Why was Emergency declared in India in 1975?
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Why was Emergency declared in India in 1975?

Emergency in 1975 was one of "the darkest periods" India could have ever witnessed in its entire history when over 1 lakh people, including eminent personalities like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai, Biju Patnaik, Chandra Shekhar & many more, were arrested. It was when an atmosphere of fear was created, and our democracy was severely threatened. When one says "Emergency", how can we not mention "Indira Gandhi"? The Emergency is considered synonymous with Indira Gandhi for a reason. 

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National Herald Case- Accusations against Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi
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National Herald Case- Accusations against Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former party Chief Rahul Gandhi have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald Case. The whole scam is alleged to have been planned by the Gandhi family of Congress, while some are referring to it as an act of blasphemy against the family who had an illustrious lineage starting from Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of the country. 

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Triple Talaq: Comparison with other practiced modes of Talaq
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Triple Talaq: Comparison with other practiced modes of Talaq

‘Talaq’ ‘Talaq’ ‘Talaq’; when pronounced thrice by a Muslim husband, results in instant termination of the marriage. 😦

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Right to vote in India
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Right to vote in India

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it, that’s the way we move forward”. Don’t worry, we are not forcing our thoughts on you but rather reminding you that we as a citizen have the most powerful non-violent weapon in our country. Not with guns or rifles but a single vote can easily turn the tables for Indian politics, all thanks to our Constitution. 

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Anti defection Law in India
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Anti defection Law in India

Defection by legislatures occurs in various democracies, which ultimately undermines the stability of the cabinet. So, to strengthen democracy by bringing stability to the administration and ensuring that a defecting parliamentarian does not jeopardise it, an Anti-defection law has been introduced. 

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CLAT PG 2022 Exam Analysis: Subject-wise Analysis & Expected Cut-off
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CLAT PG 2022 Exam Analysis: Subject-wise Analysis & Expected Cut-off

Do you want to give a headstart to your preparation over other aspirants for the CLAT PG exam?💭 We definitely assume yes, for an answer. But first of all, you must be aware of the most common mistakes the aspirants make during the PG exams, such as making unintelligent choices, not devoting proper time, panicking during the exam, doing improper research, etc. 🤯. So, it's important to overcome these mistakes and start with the preparations beforehand. Then why not begin with the past year's paper analysis?🧠

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Criminal Procedure Identification Bill 2022
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Criminal Procedure Identification Bill 2022

It is an undisputable truth that the conviction rate in our country is very low & the conviction in IPC offences is about 40%. In states like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Odisha and Karnataka it is less than 10%. In India, 9 out of 10 accused in sexual offences are let off in these states.

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