Protections Given To Accused Under Indian Laws

Basic rights of the human being such as the right to life and personal liberty, right to live life with dignity etc., are guaranteed to each individual by our Constitution. Apart from this, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out fundamental human rights which are universally protected.

Indian legal system follows the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’. The court shall think an accused person is innocent until he is proved guilty.KEEP READING

Live Streaming of Court Proceedings

1. All the courts started operating in virtual mode throughout the pandemic.

2. In model video conferencing rules of Supreme Court, public viewing of court proceedings through video conferencing has been stated.

3. The apex court had favoured the live streaming of court proceedings in the recent case outlined below.KEEP READING

Delegated Legislation

Our democracy is supported by four pillars – legislature, executive, judiciary and press.

The legislature makes laws.

It is difficult for the Parliament to carry out and maintain the same as per the law. Hence, the powers are delegated to the executive as per the Constitution.

This delegation of powers to other organ is called delegated legislation.KEEP READING

Election Commission Explained

Article 324 of the Indian Constitution declares that the power of the parliamentary election, state legislature, President of India and Vice-President of India shall be entrusted with the election commission.

Article 324(2) of the Constitution states that there shall be one Chief Election Commissioner and as many numbers of Election Commissioners the President of India may fix from time to time.KEEP READING

National Commission for Women - Formation, Composition, Functions, Powers, Shortcomings, Case Law

As India traditionally being a patriarchal society, women are often looked down upon. Women neither belong to the minority class nor the backward class.

There was a need with the passage of time for the formation of the statutory body for which a bill was introduced in the Parliament, namely the National Commission for Women Bill 1990, which resulted in the formation of the National Commission for Women.KEEP READING

What is Criminal and Civil Contempt of Court - with Example, Punishment, Remedy, Appeal, Limitation, and Latest Case Laws

Any act done with an intention to disrespect or tarnish the image of the court or willful disobedience to any court order, judgement or decree can be defined as contempt of court.

Our Constitution has not precisely defined contempt of court, but according to Article 129, the Supreme Court has the power to punish for its contempt. Article 215 confers comparable powers to High Courts.KEEP READING