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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’s Ban on Firecrackers – 10 Things You Need to Know

While hearing a plea requesting complete ban on the bursting of firecrackers, the Supreme Court, on 23rd October, 2018, revisited and refined its previous orders on this matter. Although the apex court ruled against imposing a blanket ban, it did order certain restrictions to be imposed on the sale and use of firecrackers, not just for Diwali but for other religious and general celebrations as well. Here’s what the Court […]

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All You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment at Workplace

India’s #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have begun, and how! Certain  industries have been identified as virtual cesspools of harassing and abusive conduct. Even people in the know have been known to turn a blind eye towards this rampant evil. However, another problem which has come into the limelight is that most people are not even aware about the kind of conduct that is wrong and abusive, especially at the workplace. […]

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Triple Talaq Ordinance – What it means for Muslim Marriages

On 19th September, 2018, The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 (commonly known as the Triple Talaq Ordinance) was enforced after being signed by the President. Earlier, the Supreme Court, in the case of Shayara Bano vs. Union of India (MANU/SC/1031/2017), had declared Triple Talaq or Talak-ul-Biddat to be illegal. Further, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 was introduced and passed in Lok […]

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Blockchain Technology – An Amateur’s Guide

You (Person A) want to electronically send a monetary amount to Person B. You access your wallet via an electronic key. You initiate the transaction. This transaction is broadcast to a particular network. The entities on this network will verify that you have enough value in your wallet in order to transfer the desired amount to Person B. Once verified, they will confirm the transaction. The money can then be moved from […]

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