Category: Constitutional & Administrative Law

Empowerment Of Women In Education Sector

By Naman Shukla & Jalaj Pandey Education is a key factor for women empowerment prosperity, development and welfare. The status of women in a complex society like India is not uniform. The dynamics of the future call for knowledge leadership. India today can boost of a large educated manpower, which […]

Death Penalty: Its Repurcussions

By Ankita Singh, RMLNLU 1. INTRODUCTION Over time, the death penalty has been a debatable issue in the criminal justice system. There are numerous pro and anti-death penalty perspectives that fight each other in the vague of providing justice to the victims. But is retribution justified and deterrent effect successful […]

Right to Education in India

By Mayank Sharma, Amity Law School Editor’s Note: “Underlying the significance of education in a polity, Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, gave universal acknowledgement to the Right to Education. It was appreciated that, the right to education is not just a fundamental human right, but an […]

Interpretation of Statutes

By Ankita Singh, RMLNLU INTRODUCTION The legislation can lay down legal definition of its own language, if such bodies are embodied in the code itself, it becomes binding on the courts. When the acts itself provides a dictionary for the words used, the court must first look into that dictionary […]

Need For Uniform Civil Code

By Yudhajeet Sinha Current Status of Uniform Civil Code in India: The view of the Indian Constitution The term Uniform Civil Code infers the same set of common laws to oversee all people groups independent of their religion, caste, and tribe. The arenas secured under it are the laws identified with […]

Value Of Religion In Human Life

By Souradeep Mukhopadhyaya   What is Religion? “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” -Dalai Lama XIV Religion is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.”[i] The sociologist Durkheim, in his seminal book The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, defined religion as a “unified system […]

Role of Judiciary in Rape cases

Rape is one of the most heinous crimes and is often described as the “beginning of a nightmare” for the victim. In this paper, efforts have been made to identify how judiciary being the third pillar of the Constitution has played a vital role in finding the proper solution in rape cases. Sometimes through wide interpretations of the various provisions of legislation and sometimes by laying down landmark judgments where there were no specific laws.

Constitutionality of Media Trials in India: A Detailed Analysis

Media plays a vital role in moulding the opinion of the society and it is capable of changing the whole viewpoint through which people perceive various events. Heinous crimes must be condemned and the media would be justified in calling for the perpetrators to be punished in accordance with the law. However, the media cannot usurp the functions of the judiciary and deviate from objective and unbiased reporting. While a media shackled by government regulations is unhealthy for democracy, the implications of continued unaccountability are even more damaging. Steps need to be taken in order to prevent media trials from eroding the civil rights of citizens, whereby the media have a clearer definition of their rights and duties, and the courts are given the power to punish those who flagrantly disregard them.

Right to Information Act: A Multi-Dimensional Approach towards Good Governance

The Right to Information Act, 2005 is considered to be one of the leading welfare oriented laws enacted after independence. The act provides for a modus operandi to acquire information from public authorities regarding the functioning of government. In this paper, the author has highlighted the various aspects of this act and its importance in the current political scenario.

Institution of Ombudsman-A Legislative and Judicial Outlook

By Sumit and Oshoneesh Waghmare, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Telangana  Editor’s note:  An ombudsman is a public advocate who is usually appointed by the government, with a significant degree of independence, and is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or […]