How Judgment, Decree and Order are Different?
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How Judgment, Decree and Order are Different?

There are certain differences between Judgement, Decree and Order. The decisions given by the court of law are either orders or decrees. A decree is followed by a judgement that is pronounced by the court after hearing the case. It is important to note that decree and order are analogous to each other. A judgment is passed by the court of law on the ground of decree or order.

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Stages of the Civil Suit as per the Civil Procedure Code, 1908
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Stages of the Civil Suit as per the Civil Procedure Code, 1908

Any court case that involves disputes between individuals over money or any other injury to personal rights are known as civil cases. For a Civil Suit, there are two criterions- the cause of action and the claim for damages/compensation. The Civil Suit must also fulfil all the conditions laid down in Section 9 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

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What are the different Marriage Laws in India?
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What are the different Marriage Laws in India?

In India, the apex court has provided the right to life and liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution. This includes the right to get married. However, in order to be married legally, both the bride and groom must complete certain requirements that are laid down by the laws.

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10 Important Cases of 2021
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10 Important Cases of 2021

The most important thing for a law student is to be updated with the recent legal happenings and the recent important judgments. Just like 2020, this year as well the courts are hearing and deciding cases virtually after the 2nd wave that happened in India. In this article we will discuss the important judgments that took place till June 2021. Let us have a look at the most important cases decided this year-

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Legality of Cryptocurrency in India & What does the Government say
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Legality of Cryptocurrency in India & What does the Government say

Humans interact with each other in many ways, one of which is exchange of goods and services amongst themselves. Ever since the beginning of human settlements people have been interacting each other for purpose of commerce. It started with barter, where one person would exchange certain item in return for some other item. 

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Twitter no longer enjoys Legal Protection in India. But Why?
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Twitter no longer enjoys Legal Protection in India. But Why?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology confirmed on 28th June that the micro-blogging platform Twitter had lost its intermediary status and it can no longer avail the legal protection provided to the Internet Intermediaries under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 as it has failed to comply with the new IT Rules, 2021. Section 79 of the Act states that an intermediary shall not be liable for any third-party information or communication link made available or hosted by him, thus providing Safe Harbour Protection. This means that sites like Twitter will not be held liable if the third parties misuse the platform.

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Laws Relating to Protection of Animal Rights in India
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Laws Relating to Protection of Animal Rights in India

Human beings often forget that the pain and feelings that the animals have are the same feelings that humans face when they are subjected to the same level of cruelty, abuse and torture. In India, animals are treated as a commodity. Every day, countless dogs, monkeys and other animals are burned, buried, cut open, poisoned, starved and drugged all over the country for economic reasons, convenience and other old habits. It is high time we ask ourselves- Do we have any right to imprison and harm other sentient beings?

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Landmark Judgments of 2020: Must Read for Law Students
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Landmark Judgments of 2020: Must Read for Law Students

The Supreme Court of India has once again proved to be the guardian of justice in the country during one of the most tragic and surprising year as it not only adopted to the online mode by enhancing e-courts programs but also ensured that justice was delivered on time regarding important issues of the country. Let us have a look at the most important cases decided in the year 2020-

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How does cybercrime cell work in india?
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How does cybercrime cell work in india?

Did you know that India loses five times as much in online frauds compared to burglary and theft, with some cities, registering more cybercrime cases with the police than the conventional crimes like murder, theft, burglary? In addition to the cybercrimes that have targeted the Indian consumers, businesses and government agencies, there are various other types of “insider” cybercrimes that have been reported in the country as well. Factors including the country’s increasing digitization, the position as a global outsourcing hub makes India a continuous cybercrime target. This has led to Indian consumers and agencies becoming a victim of high-profile international crimes. However, it should not be forgotten that India also generates a number of cybercrimes that affect Internet users all over the world.

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What is Maintenance under various laws?
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What is Maintenance under various laws?

Marriages are considered to be made in heaven with nuptials believed to be pre-determined by destiny. However, man has ensured that with the course of time, this match is fettered with a string of legislation. These legislations govern all the areas revolving around the concept of marriage, from the initiation to the breakdown of marriage. The entire concept of maintenance was introduced so that if there is a spouse who is not economically independent then the other spouse would provide help so that they can make a living. 

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Do you lose the Right to Privacy when you Die?
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Do you lose the Right to Privacy when you Die?

From ‘Right to equality’ to ‘Right to Constitutional remedies’. The constitution has provided us with all the rights to safeguard us from the arbitrary actions of different organs of the state. These rights not only let us enjoy our lives thoroughly without any kind of interference, but also establish a stability in the society we live in. But there is one aspect of all these rights, that all of us often ignore, and that is, what all rights would remain with us when all of us would be dead. 

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Attorney-Client Privilege in India
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Attorney-Client Privilege in India

Attorney-Client privilege refers to a client’s right to refuse any disclosure of sensitive information and to prevent the attorney from disclosing the information to a third party. In other words, it is a type of understanding between the attorney and the client where any information shared by the client to the attorney cannot be further disclosed to any other person, by the attorney.This essentially refers to the rights available to the client for the protection of their own interest.

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The Need for Women Judges in the Higher Judiciary
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The Need for Women Judges in the Higher Judiciary

It is high time that while appointing the judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court, equal representation should be given to the women in the judiciary. The higher judiciary should have reservation policy for women. When we compare the higher and lower judiciary, we can see that while the lower judiciary has 27% of female judges, the high courts have only 10% and the Supreme Court is not even at one per cent. As we reach closer to the top of the judiciary pyramid, we see fewer women representations. 

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What is the Constitutionality of Places of Worship Act?
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What is the Constitutionality of Places of Worship Act?

A plea challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 4 of The Places of Worship Act, 1991 has made it to the Apex Court, contending, the section bars the remedy of judicial review, thereby depriving Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains the right to move the court to get their places of worship, destroyed or encroached upon restored. 

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Legality of Online Betting and Gambling in India
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Legality of Online Betting and Gambling in India

Gambling has existed in India since times immemorial. With the advancement in technology and the evolution of the internet, the concept of online betting and gambling in India has become an extremely popular mode of entertainment. Online games and lotteries are the new additions to the otherwise offline community of the gambling and betting industry. 

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Section 377 and the LGBTQ Rights in India
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Section 377 and the LGBTQ Rights in India

In India, the concept of homosexuality has been successfully kept under cover for many years. Living in the 21st century, people in the LGBTQ community are still fighting for their basic rights of equality and acceptance. There is a major issue as the discrimination against the LGBTQ community is highly prevalent in the Indian society where people still consider “gay-sex” a taboo. Even though homosexuality and queer identities have been accepted by the present Indian youth, but within the boundaries of families and homes, acceptance remains a constant struggle for the people of the community. 

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Can WhatsApp Chats be used as an Evidence?
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Can WhatsApp Chats be used as an Evidence?

With the advent and widespread use of electronic means to facilitate business, it is very crucial to understand the position of enforceability of such transactions in India’s Court of Law, especially the admissibility of electronic records as evidence. Majority of the businesses conduct their meetings or deals via virtual platforms like e-mails or even on messaging apps such as Whatsapp. However, it is important to understand how electronic records of conversations and documents shared on platforms like Whatsapp should be preserved and protected in order to produce them as evidence in the Court of Law. Two laws governing the electronic records are 

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What was the Central Vista Project Case Verdict?
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What was the Central Vista Project Case Verdict?

On 5th January 2021, the Central Vista Project received a green signal from the Supreme Court of India. A three-judge bench of Justices pronounced the 2:1 judgment, where Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari formed the majority verdict saying that India has a large population and it is not possible for every individual to take part in the decision-making process. Hence there should be a line demarcating the public participation and the executive decisions.

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