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March 04 2022
What should you know about the UAPA law in India?
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has criticized India for its use of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and called it worrying, especially in reference to the Jammu and Kashmir region which has the highest number of UAPA cases. What is an ‘unlawful activity’? The UAPA aims to effectively […]
March 06 2022
How can political parties advertise during elections?
The Karnataka High Court issued an order to the State to remove hoardings and billboards which display the achievements of politicians and/or political parties. What is political advertisement? Advertising for political propaganda or to pursue a political agenda is known as political advertising. Political advertising is allowed, but regulated. How are political advertisements regulated? The […]
February 24 2022
Did You Know: Proof of the demand for a bribe is necessary to convict corrupt officials
The Supreme Court has said that to hold a public servant guilty of corruption, it is not enough if tainted currency notes are recovered from their possession. There needs to be proof that the public servant demanded a bribe. Without such proof of demand, the public servant cannot be held guilty of using corrupt or […]
February 26 2022
Has a public servant ever asked you for a bribe? How does Indian law tackle corruption?
The Supreme Court has temporarily suspended a Karnataka High Court order upholding a corruption complaint against Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. The case was initiated through a complaint filed by a private investor alleging corruption in a housing project proposal for middle and low – income groups in Bengaluru. Who can be punished for […]
March 02 2022
Is gold smuggling a terrorist act?
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether gold smuggling can be considered a terrorist act under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). Earlier in February, the Kerala High Court had held that the mere act of gold smuggling, which is covered under the Customs Act, does not amount to a “terrorist act” under […]
February 23 2022
Anti-Defection Law: How do politicians lose their MP/MLA status?
The Supreme Court has asked the Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly to respond to a plea filed by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) against the merger of six BSP MLAs into the ruling Congress party in Rajasthan. In this context, let us look at the law on disqualification of legislators on the grounds of […]
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 05 2022
What are unlawful and terrorist activities under Indian law?
After 12 years of confinement, the Delhi High Court has granted bail to an undertrial prisoner accused of being a part of the 2008 Mumbai blasts and arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), which regulates unlawful and terrorist activities. The Court said that the prisoner’s right to a speedy trial was violated. […]