This week saw major developments in the legal arena with the Supreme Court of India allowing High Courts to quash FIRs using the writ jurisdiction and the Westminster Magistrate Court allowing the extradition of Nirav Modi to India and much more. Happy Reading!
Hello, this past week has seen several developments ranging from the Supreme Court staying the Bombay High Court judgment which ruled that skin-to-skin contact necessary for offence of ‘sexual assault’ under POCSO to the US Congressional Commission declaring a ‘possible genocide’ against Uighurs in China.
2020 was a tough year for all of us. Regardless, the world has marched on. Countless changes have been wrought worldwide, in all spheres, including law. In furtherance of our goal of providing our readers with updates, we have collected the largest updates over the past year, in India, and have presented them with a curated reading list for your perusal.
Adesh Sharma & Saksham Shrivastav As the world adjusts to a faceless pandemic, India has introduced a major overhaul of its direct taxation regime by erasing physical interface along with jurisdictional boundaries and introducing a faceless tax assessment and appeals system in its place. On August 13th, the Prime Minister launched the new Transparent Taxation […]
Abhiraam Shukla Introduction In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court reiterated that members of the Bar cannot earn their livelihood by any other means. The judgment was delivered during the suo moto proceedings in a case concerning financial difficulties being faced by lawyers, who are at a loss of work, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Time […]
By Shivanakar Sukul and Mudit Burad The recent Covid-19 pandemic has tremendously altered the dynamics in which commercial contracts operate. In such desperate times when the business machinery of the nation has been brought to a grinding halt, several parties are not able to honour their end of the contract. Consequently, the creditors or the beneficiaries seek […]
By Shreya Shrivastava The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound economic impact across the globe. The entire industrial sector has come to a halt and unemployment claims are soaring high with an all-time low demand, courtesy of government-mandated restrictions. It is quite obvious that this resulting market will likely bring a rise in instances of […]
By Dhanishta Mittal “The fact that we do not have enough women in leadership roles in the context of decision-making on the response to this pandemic means that we are missing huge pieces of information, of experience and that impacts all.” Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates inequalities for women, UN warns, THE GUARDIAN The COVID-19 pandemic has […]