The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, promulgated last week, specifically prohibits any conversion for marriage, even if it is with the consent of the individual except when prior sanction is obtained from the state.
Any legislation that imposes a prior restraint on speech usually has the burden to show that the reason for such restraint can be found under Article 19(2). It is generally allowed only in exceptional circumstances.
Amid disruptions caused by Covid-19, the Finance Minister has referred to an Act of God while businesses are looking at a legal provision, force majeure, to cut losses. How does it work, and when can it be invoked?
To check the spread of COVID-19, many states and districts have issued guidelines mandating the use of masks in public spaces under the National Disaster Management Act. What does the rule mandating masks say?
Supreme Court has referred to a larger Bench the question whether SCs and STs should be sub-categorised for reservations. What are the arguments for and against this? How has the court ruled in the past?
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a 2009 contempt case against lawyer Prashant Bhushan because 'larger' questions are involved. What are these questions that need to be examined by a new Bench?
Prashant Bhushan for contempt of court case: “A three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has decided to hear a few serious questions on the scope and extent of contempt of court. Certainly, there are more graver issues, involving substantial questions of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India."
Apart from seeking that the judgment be kept in abeyance, the statement urged the Supreme Court to hold an open hearing after the pandemic by a larger bench to “review the standards of criminal contempt”.
“We have set up a committee to reconsider the minimum age of marriage for girls. The Centre will take a decision after the committee submits its report,” Modi said during his Independence Day address from Red Fort.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the Centre will decide on the recommendations of a committee set up to reconsider the minimum age of marriage for women. Currently, the law prescribes a minimum age of 21 years for men and 18 years for women.
A three-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra ruled that a Hindu woman’s right to be a joint heir to the ancestral property is by birth and does not depend on whether her father was alive or not when the law was enacted in 2005.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra in two different cases, one involving the Rajasthan disqualification of MLAs and the other, the contempt case against Bhushan, is currently debating the right to voice dissent and restrictions on free speech.
The father of Sushant Singh Rajput has filed an FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others, for abetment of suicide. What is this crime, who is an abettor, and how does a court determine abetment?