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February 21 2022
5 Protections for Scheduled Tribes under the law
Addressing a gathering in Bhopal on ‘Tribal Pride Day’, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke of protecting tribal rights and the steps being taken by the government to protect tribal people. How does Indian law protect Scheduled Tribes (STs)? The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 specifically […]
March 11 2022
Can medical patients get protection as ‘consumers’?
In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court discussed whether the Consumer Protection Act is applicable to hospitals. The Court said that only those hospitals which provide free medical services to all patients will fall outside the coverage of the Consumer Protection Act. So, the Consumer Protection Act does not apply to hospitals that do not […]
February 26 2022
Can you get protection if you file a criminal complaint or witness a crime?
The survivor in the alleged rape case against former Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has written to the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice seeking protection for her life and safety. She asked the Court to take note of the threat she is facing, claiming that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case is acting in […]
February 23 2022
Did You Know that India has a Witness Protection Scheme?
The Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to take action and implement the Witness Protection Scheme, 2018, which has been approved by the Supreme Court. The High Court gave its order to protect vulnerable witnesses in pending criminal cases against Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs). What is […]
March 04 2022
Over 1 lakh children in need of care and protection after two waves of Covid-19 in India
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has said that during the two Covid-19 waves between April 1, 2020 and August 23, 2021, a total of 8,161 children were orphaned, 92,475 children lost either parent, and 396 were abandoned in India. What should you do if you come across an orphaned or […]
March 06 2022
What are the protections given to SC/STs in the law?
Considering a compromise between the petitioner and respondent, the Supreme Court recently reversed the conviction of a person for discrimination under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. What are the atrocities committed against SC/STs? The law punishes several atrocities committed against members of the community, such as: Hurting or boycotting […]
February 21 2022
5 important things that the Supreme Court recently said about the Law on Maintenance
The Supreme Court recently delivered a judgement in the case of Rajnesh v. Neha, discussing various aspects of the law on maintenance in India. Here are 5 notable points from the judgement. Claiming maintenance under multiple laws The following Indian laws provide for maintenance: a) Special Marriage Act, 1954 (SMA) – Sections 36 and 37 […]