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Cabinet to soon take call on reconstituting Law Commission

The three-year term of the 21st Law Commission ended on August 31 last year. On at least one occasion, the Law Ministry had moved the proposal to reconstitute the panel.

Scrap Triple Talaq Bill, send for review: Muslim women’s rights body in charter of demands ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The Parishad, which works for issues related with Muslim women and seeks their resolution through constitutional methods, in its manifesto said practices like polygamy, halala and female circumcision should be brought under broader gender justice law.


Government sought legal opinion on changes to sedition law, told necessary, go by Supreme Court

In September 2016, the Supreme Court had reiterated that a larger bench had already provided necessary safeguards that should be followed by all authorities, and “every magistrate is bound by what we said in the Kedar Nath (case)”.

On the Loose: God’s Plan

When rules are not taken seriously by citizens, does it even make any sense to rely so heavily on citizen participation to create a just society?

The commission’s omissions

Law panel’s recommendations on personal law are selective, ill-judged.

Wiser counsel

Government must listen to Law Commission’s cautionary note on proposal of simultaneous polls and sedition law.


Law Commission: ‘Speaking against govt is not sedition, right to offend, criticise history is free speech’

Justice (retired) B S Chauhan said that the stringent sedition law should be invoked only in cases “where intention” behind the act is to “disrupt public order or to overthrow the Government with violence and illegal means”.

One nation, one election: Law panel set to clear joint polls, flag key amendments

Indications are that the recommendation will be part of the final report which will be submitted to the government by the commission before its term ends on August 31.

Parties divided on simultaneous polls, BJD to meet law panel today

Pressing for a Constitutional amendment to conduct simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies, the Law Commission on April 17 had decided to seek the opinion of all stakeholders, including political parties, on the issue.

BJP, Congress stay away from law panel consultations on simultaneous polls

The Trinamool Congress and the CPI were the two recognised national parties to attend the consultation. Both vociferously opposed the concept simultaneous polls, sources said.