Legal

CURBING THE MENACE OF INCREASING FUGITIVE ECONOMIC OFFENDERS- An Analysis of the Fugitive Economic Offender’s Act, 2018.

Curbing the menace of increasing fugitive economic offenders – An Analysis of the Fugitive Economic Offender’s Act, 2018. A huge number of reports pertaining to financial irregularities concerning eminent Indian businesspersons have come to light the past year. These irregularities involved manipulation, forgery, fraud in obtaining financial guarantees from National Banks in form of LoU(s) [Letters of Undertaking] Letters of credits etc. As a result, huge financial losses were faced […]

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Evolution of International Cooperation in the field of Nuclear Law

Since the discovery of Uranium in the year 1789, there was considerable scientific deliberation into its nature and properties. In the year 1896 when the radioactive properties of Uranium were discovered by Henri Becquerel, a whole field of scientific study begun in the area of Nuclear Sciences. With Ernest Rutherford’s observation that the splitting of Lithium atoms led to a significantly high release of energy, research on nuclear energy commenced. […]

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Islamic Divorce Law and Women: Recent Judicial and Legislative Strides in India

The Qur’an gives specific guiding principles as to talaq or divorce. Talaq (Divorce) means “freeing or undoing of a knot”. As per the tenets of Islamic law, divorce can be classified into three categories. Talaq, khula and mubaraat. The first one, talaq, as understood plainly, is a means of divorce, at the instance of the husband (unilaterally). ‘Khula’, is another method of divorce, but at the instance of the wife. The third mode of divorce is ‘mubaraat’ – is divorce by mutual consent

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Contextualizing Children’s Right to Privacy in the Digital Cosmos

Technological changes have been transforming our lives. The digital universe has opened up a Pandora’s Box of myriad issues ranging from the beneficial to the detrimental ones. In fact it is believed that if the world’s growing digital matter is printed and collated into a book it would form a heap that would stretch from planet Earth to Pluto ten times.[1] However, concomitant to the technical ingenuity the intensity of […]

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Urdu poetry in Indian Judgments: Courting Pragmatism in Adjudication

“tere mathe pe ye anchal to bahuthi khuub hai lekin tu is anchal se ik parcham bana leti to achchha tha.” (Meaning: While the raiment covering your head is good, it would be better if you made a banner of it.) – Annie Nagaraja and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors. [1] A Division Bench presided by Justice Kailash Gambhirand Justice Najmi Waziri, quoted the abovementioned couplet of the […]

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Supreme Court Clarifies Right of Borrower to File Securitization Application

The Supreme Court, on 1st November, 2018, elucidated upon when a borrower can seek remedy against wrongful recourse taken by the creditor against the secured asset (Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. vs The State of Uttar Pradesh   MANU/SC/1250/2018). The current legal situation can be understood in the following manner – Issue: The issue to be determined by the Supreme Court was whether a securitization application under Section 17(1) of the Securitization […]

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