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Supreme Court’s Alimony Ruling for Muslim Women Sparks Debate on Secular vs. Religious Law

In a landmark judgment on July 10, 2024, the Supreme Court of India ruled that Muslim women are entitled to alimony upon divorce under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). This decision has stirred significant debate, particularly…

Madras High Court’s Stand Against Lawyer Advertisements

The Madras High Court has issued a landmark directive calling for the removal of online advertisements by lawyers. This move reaffirms the court’s stance that the legal profession should not be treated as a business driven by profit motives. The…

Congress Demands Legal Provision for Reservations Exceeding 50% Cap

In a landmark political move, the Indian National Congress (INC) has pledged to push for a constitutional amendment to exceed the 50% cap on reservations for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC). This announcement, which…

New Telecom Law in Effect: What It Means for You

The Telecommunications Act of 2023, set to come into effect on June 26, represents a significant overhaul of India’s telecommunications regulatory framework. This legislation aims to modernize the legal landscape to accommodate the rapid technological advancements and evolving consumer needs…

Louisiana Ten Commandments Law Faces Legal Challenge

Louisiana recently enacted a law mandating the display of the Ten Commandments in all public school classrooms, making it the first state in the U.S. to do so. The legislation, signed by Governor Jeff Landry, requires the Commandments to be…

Bar Council of India Bans Admissions in 7 Law Colleges

The Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex regulatory body for legal education in India, recently issued a directive prohibiting seven law colleges from admitting students for the academic year 2024-2025 and beyond. This significant action aims to uphold the…

Centre Enforces Stringent Anti-Paper Leak Law Amid NEET, UGC-NET Controversy

The Indian government has introduced a rigorous new law aimed at curbing the rampant issue of examination paper leaks. This move comes in the wake of multiple high-profile leaks affecting significant exams such as NEET and UGC-NET. The legislation, which…

Rajasthan’s New Anti-Conversion Law: Implications and Controversies

Rajasthan’s announcement of a new anti-conversion law has sparked a multifaceted debate, reflecting broader national tensions around religious freedom and social cohesion. The state’s decision, communicated to the Supreme Court, aligns with similar measures in various Indian states, each navigating…

Overview of the New Criminal Laws in India

The Indian government has enacted three new criminal laws, effective from July 1, 2024, aiming to overhaul the colonial-era Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and the Indian Evidence Act. These are the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita…

ASG S.V. Raju Awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by UK-India Legal Partnership

The prestigious accolade of ‘Lawyer of the Year’ has been awarded to Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Suryaprakash V. Raju by the UK-India Legal Partnership (UKILP). This honor recognizes Raju’s exemplary contributions to the legal profession and his role in fostering…