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Law and Society

Can clients file a case against a lawyer in consumer court if they are dissatisfied with the lawyer’s handling of their case? This was the question that the Supreme Court was concerned with in Bar of....

As India heads into the 18th general elections, do the urban voter and their concerns figure in political party manifestos? Reading through the recently released manifestos of three major political....

Courtrooms, where accessibility ramps have been turned into lawyers’ offices; a bar association strike protesting the “monkey menace” in the courtroom; clients who patiently, and without complaint....

A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court recently concluded hearings in State of Punjab v Davinder Singh on whether it was constitutionally permissible to divide job reservations for Scheduled Castes....

Mera naam Bilqis Yakub Rasool [My name is Bilkis Yakub Rasool] Mujhse hui bas ek hi bhool [I committed just one mistake] Ki jab dhundhte wo Ram ko [That when they were looking for Ram] Toh main khadi....

The Supreme Court’s judgment up­­holding the 5 August 2019 abrogation of Article 370 delivered on 11 December 2023 ( In Re: Article 370) 1 comes five years after the sudden move to abrogate Article....

In its 246th report, the Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs has suggested that the proposed Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill (BNS), 2023 be amended to make adultery a criminal offence again....

Reservation for women in the legislatures became a reality with the passage of the Constitution (106th Amendment) Act, 2023 which mandates that one-third of the seats in the union and state....

The union government has proposed to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1974, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 with three new laws—the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita....

In 2015, a matrimonial advertisement appeared in a newspaper, reading: Seeking 25–40, well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian, groom for my son (36, 5′ 11″) who works with an NGO, caste no bar (though....

Over the last decade, the intensity of online platforms using digital technologies, including algori­thms, to match labour demand and supply has rapidly gained ground worldwide. Given their disruptive....

On 10 April 2023, the Madras High Court heard a suo motu public interest litigation petition regarding traffic congestion at the Marina Loop Road in Chennai and issued an order for the eviction of....

During 2004–14, when the United Progressive Alliance government was in office at the union level, a whole host of legislation were introduced to meet the social welfare goals (Nilsen 2018). Some of....

At a recent seminar on the Judicial Appointments and Reforms, 1 senior advocate Aditya Sondhi linked the independence of the judiciary to the independence of the bar. He said, There is an increasing....

As of January 2023, the city of Bengaluru has been without an elected municipal government for over two years and three months since the term of the last council of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara....