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Honour Killing: The Cruelty of Society and Casteism

Honour Killing, a practice where an individual is killed by the family members or any other relative as a reason for getting them married in another caste or religion. It is a very common practice in Indian society. Although it is not backed by law yet, it is prevalent in current Indian society. It is considered a sin… Read More »

Essar Steel Case: The Unfurling of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Backdrop of Essar Fiasco The Ruias led Essar Group stepped into business with its first project being the construction of an outer breakwater in Chennai port. The jubilant opportunity of constructing the ONGC Bombay High pipeline marked their diversification into shipping and contract drilling business. This phase marked setting up of their ventures in steel. In mid-90’s Essar… Read More »

Dowry: The Price Tag of a Girl?

Introduction The ‘dowry system’ as a practice is not new to Indian society and culture. It is a great social evil as it deprives a woman and her family of their rights. The reason why girls are considered a burden is because of this prevailing dowry system in society. Dowry is defined as any property or valuable security… Read More »

Gender Equality: Does it Include the Third Gender In India?

Gender equality means when Male and Female are treated equally at every aspect of society i.e. socially, economically and educationally. In India, the respect for a woman seems mythical as there is a constant increase in the instances of rape and other violence against women. Gender Equality is concept following when women are empowered. It is the second… Read More »

Homeless people in India – An analysis

According to the government’s definition, homeless or houseless people are those who live in “the open or roadside, pavements, inhume-pipes, under flyovers and staircases, or in the open in places of worship, mandaps, railway platforms etc.” Statistics According to Census 2011, India’s homeless population has declined to just 17.73 lakh people. The two megacities known for their large… Read More »

Humanity Defeated – Rohingya vs Myanmar

What Happened? The entire world looks with despair at the growing resentment for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Having been labeled as the most ‘persecuted group’ of people, this abominable incident was expected to materialize. This incident that many have described as ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims raises several questions over the government’s policies for this minority group.… Read More »

Rules on Professional Standards for Lawyers and Advocates

Advocates, in addition to being professionals, are also officers of the courts and play a vital role in the administration of justice. Accordingly, the set of rules that govern their professional conduct arising out of the duty that they owe the court, the client, their opponents and other advocates. Rules on the professional standards that an advocate needs… Read More »

LGBT and their Rights: Time to Break the Taboo of Immorality

“We cannot all succeed when half of them are held back” – Malala Yousafzai  The most controversial and highly important provision in the Indian Constitution is that of fundamental rights embodied in Chapter III. Are only the male and female covered under this chapter of the Indian constitution or does it without any sort of discrimination extends to… Read More »

Sardar Sarovar Dam: Reaching New Heights

17th September 2017, will be remembered as a historic day, a day when our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi not only turned 67 but dedicated to the nation the 2nd largest Sardar Sarovar Dam. The foundation of this dam was laid down 56 years ago in Nehru Era. Our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru started this… Read More »