Monday, June 19, 2017

Santhara: A Path To Death

Santhara: A Path To Death

Traditions and customs have gradually and continuously interlinked with the society in an unbreakable and in an un-separable way. But sometimes these customs and traditions result in being a social evil for the society. As commonly said, "Time is changing and we should change with time” is the basic rule of nature.

What is GST How is It Beneficial for Citizens and NRIs

What is GST How is It Beneficial for Citizens and NRIs

What’s GST?

As aforementioned, the GST stands for the Goods and Services Tax. It eliminates payment of multiple taxes levied in various forms. Indeed, it’s an indirect tax that is constituted to kick out the pain of paying multiple taxes.



Earlier, around 20 types of different taxes were levied on multiple goods and services. Some of them were imposed upto 50% of the total cost. Thereby, the commoners had to bear unwanted pain of multiple taxes on one product/service. But very soon, this revised law would level all taxes up to 18%. It implies that the products and services in Delhi would cost similar to the same product and services in any other state, like Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Supply under the Central Goods and Services Tax CGST Act

Supply under the Central Goods and Services Tax CGST Act

 Activities or transactions which shall be treated neither as a supply of goods nor a supply of services



1. Services by an employee to the employer in the course of or in relation to his employment.



2. Services by any Court or Tribunal established under any law for the time being in force.



3.(a) The functions performed by the Members of Parliament, Members of State Legislature, Members of Panchayats, Members of Municipalities and Members of other local authorities;



(b) The duties performed by any person who holds any post in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution in that capacity; or



(c) The duties performed by any person as a Chairperson or a Member or a Director in a body established by the Central Government or a State Government or local authority and who is not deemed as an employee before the commencement of this clause.

Right to Privacy Violated- Aadhaar Card

Right to Privacy Violated- Aadhaar Card
In Binoy Viswam Case, the division bench held that Section 139AA of the Act is not discriminatory nor does it offend equality clause enshrined in Article 14 of the Constitution. (Section 139AA is also not violative of Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution in so far as it mandates giving of Aadhaar enrolment number for applying PAN cards in the income tax returns or notified Aadhaar enrolment number to the designated authorities.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Collegium system: darkness Unveiled

Collegium system: darkness Unveiled
The article 124(1) talks about the appointment of judges by President with the consultation of Chief Justice India thus the Constitution of India does not lay down any specific system of appointment. The appointment of Supreme Court judges is done by the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India and of four judges with the assent of President.

The collegium of appointment of High Court Judges is headed by Chief Justice and consist of four other judges. After approval by Chief Justice of India it goes to the President for assent. This system of appointment and transfer of Nation’s Constitutional Courts has both the pros and cons.

Nature and Evolution of Space Law

Nature and Evolution of Space Law
This article is related to the history, development and need for space law. It provides the legislation prescribed by the united nations committee COPUS which includes hard law and soft law. Hard law specifies on the five basic treaties and their important articles, soft law specifies on other principles.

Further the article discusses about the commercialization of space, need for regulation for commercial activities in space. It also discusses about the regulation formed in this regard i.e the Space Act, 2012. It concludes with the Indian scenario over the space legislation and commercial activities in space.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Steps Pro and Cons of Getting K3 Visa for Immigration to US

Steps Pro and Cons of Getting K3 Visa for Immigration to US

What is K3 visa?


As aforementioned that it’s obtained post wedding, this visa is known as the marriage visa or spousal visa. This significant document is valid for those who tied knot with the US citizen in the foreign country (outside the US).

Indeed, the USCIS faced several hurdles while verifying and allotting this visa. Consequently, delays were more frequent. To overcome those complexities and cut on time of visa processing, K3 visa was introduced in 2001. Thereafter, the years were converted into months to bring the foreign spouse to America.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Maternity Amendment Act

Maternity Amendment Act

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016, which is an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act 1961 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 11th August 2016, later in the LokSabha on 9th March 2017, and then received the President’s approval on 27th March 2017.



The various provisions of the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act 2017, became operative from 1st April 2017. However, the provision on crèche facility ( Section 11 A ) shall come into force from 1st July 2017.

Cow Vigilantes: Abusers of Humanity

Cow Vigilantes: Abusers of Humanity

Cattle Slaughter in India



Cattle Slaughter in India is a taboo, because according to Hindu beliefs, cow is considered to be sacred animal, as it provides us with life-sustaining milk. Millions of Hindus worship and revere cows. The cow is also known as symbol of wealth, strength, peace, abundance and selflessness. Hindu religion gives cow, the status of Mother to the level of goddesses. Throughout the Vedic Scriptures there are verses which give impressions that cows should be cared and protected.

Sketching Law of Treaties

Sketching Law of Treaties

All kinds of inter-state transactions are conducted through treaties, various international organizations are established by means if treaties, for example the International Labour Organization (ILO) which was established through the treaties of Versailles. Moreover, disputes between states are brought before the International Court of Justice (for instance in the Khulbhusan Jadhav case, the submission of jurisdiction was through optional protocol of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations).


Torts Against Secular Communal Group: A study of Communal violence in India

Torts Against Secular Communal Group: A study of Communal violence in India
Historical Perspective of Communal violence - In post-British India, the country’s political leadership in pursuit of votes and vote banks is carrying forward the violent medieval legacy only for their political interests and dividends that come from such riots. The pre-medieval invaders of India generally settled in Indian soil and merged in the cultural cauldron of this land. But the Islamic conquests were different. The conquerors indulged in mass killings, forced conversions with the superimposition of an alien Arab-Turk-Perso culture all in the name of religion. This created a permanent conflict between the two major religious groups.

Emails and contracts - communication and validity

Emails and contracts - communication and validity

On broad a valid contract requires four elements-



1. Agreement – To have an enforceable contract, there must be an agreement between the parties. This requires an offer and an acceptance of that offer.



2. Consideration – The agreement must be supported by something of legal value given in exchange for the promise.

What OCI Holders Should Remember before Appearing in NEET?

What OCI Holders Should Remember before Appearing in NEET?

What is NEET?

As foretold, NEET stands for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for taking admission in MBBS/BDS course or MD/MS (medical) course. This test is acceptable all over India as it is a common admission test. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts it. By replacing All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) that every state used to conduct separately before 2013 for the same reasons, this test became prevalent. However, it was proposed in 2013 but came in practice since 2016. It’s pretty much similar to IIT/JEE exam for admission in engineering.

Talaq-Divorce in Islam

Talaq-Divorce in Islam
The most heated topic at present in India is the issue of triple Talaq in Islam, wherein the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India is rendering its precious and valuable time to curb out this so called social evil of Triple Talaq in order to protect the rights of Indian Muslim Women from this social evil.

Here it is necessary to point out here that the main source of Islamic Law is the Holy Book of Quran and it is a strong belief of every Muslim that it contains nothing which can be termed as a social evil as it is a book not written by a human being but a revelation from God (Allah) for the benefit of entire mankind.

Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad (S.A.W) through the angel Gabriel. Therefore, it becomes necessary to bring out what the holy book Quran says about Talaq.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Principle of Lifting the Corporate Veil

Principle of Lifting the Corporate Veil

What is a ‘company’?

Before learning about the principle of lifting the corporate veil, it is expedient for us to understand what acompany is, as the principle applies only to the corporate world. The term ‘company’ is actually a derivative of Latin term ‘companis’. If we break this term, we get ‘com’ which means to ‘together’ and ‘panis’ which means ‘bread’. Hence, the term companis means a number of persons who eat together. But this was the ancient approach, where people used to form groups, only for purpose of filling their bellies. Modern day recognizes ‘company’ as group of persons, working together for purpose of carrying out a commercial or industrial activity.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Struggle for Human Rights Plight of Muslim Women

The Struggle for Human Rights Plight of Muslim Women

The concept of triple talaq, it can be said that, has been misused by the people; falling prey to such age-old practices of ritualistic traditions cannot be considered as their (women) own folly. But as of now, triple Talaq, which is being blown out of proportion as an issue, can actually be a boon to many an abused woman.

To go on harping on triple Talaq as though it is the monster that breaks marriages and oppresses women, is ridiculous. Men and women who simply do not agree to live together break marriages. Good riddance to wife-beaters, abusers and sick-minded losers who value their women so little, that they pick up the phone in a cowardly manner and walk away with a ‘Talaq, Talaq, Talaq’.


Poverty alleviation and the significance of MGNREGA

Poverty alleviation and the significance of MGNREGA

Magnitude of Rural Unemployment in India

Unemployment brings poverty and hardships, it intensifies pressures on women and children ad generally undermines the stability of the households. It is an undeniable fact that unemployment is found in its naked form in rural India. In India the main responsible factors for rural unemployment is lack of capital or can be said improper utilization of capital, the poor use or misuse of natural resources and inadequate employment opportunities.