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Nirbhaya Case questioned inefficacy of Juvenile Justice Act

The Nirbhaya Case(Mukesh v. State NCT of Delhi), involved the gang rape and the murder of a paramedical student in New Delhi in December 2012. One of the accused in the case was 17 years old at the time of the commission of the crime. Thus, owing to juvenile laws at that time, the teenager was not awarded severe punishment in comparison to other rapists. Other rapists were awarded death sentences.

SC Majority Verdict Quashes Part of 97th Constitutional Amendment on Cooperatives

The 97th constitutional amendment introduced part IX B restricting the power of state legislatures in cooperative societies. The amendment laid down several mandates from which the state cannot deviate. The Gujarat High Court in its 2013 judgment ruled that the cooperative society is under entry 32 list II of the 7th schedule and in order to make changes, it requires the ratification of at least one-half of the state legislature under article 368(2) of the constitution. Not doing the same will amount to encroachment in the state legislatures and an attempt to shift the subject of cooperative societies from state list to union list.

SC overrules Bombay HC’s order, Candidates on late submission of degree certificate do not qualify for UPSC Mains

The Bombay High Court in its order had set aside the cancellation of candidature of the petitioners who had failed to submit their degree certificates while applying for UPSC Mains. The petitioners had qualified for the UPSC preliminary exam and were qualified for UPSC Mains. The petitioners had then taken the UPSC Mains Examination but their results were withheld as they did not submit their degree certificates while applying for Mains. They were intimidated and told that their candidature stands canceled.

We have good laws to protect ancient monuments but the implementation of such laws is inadequate: Bombay High Court

The Court further said that if the authorities devised effective mechanisms by conforming to the laws, the situation and fate of buildings like “Esplanade Mansion” would not have been this as it is today. It even said that much older buildings of the world have been preserved and have maintained the glory of cities with timely maintenance. It added that it is impossible to build such buildings in contemporary times and a positive approach in this regard would go long way in the maintenance and preservation of these buildings.

Sociological Analysis Of Reservation Policy

The constitutional validity of reservation was rained in the case of Indra Sawhney & Others v. Union of India in which the Supreme Court of India in 1922 upheld reservation for OBCs with exception to the creamy layer’ being excluded from these benefits and ruled that reservations could not exceed 50 percent; anything above which it judged would violate equal access as guaranteed by the Constitution.

Bail Application should balance between social interest and personal liberty of the accused: Special NIA Court Mumbai

It was alleged that Teltumbde was a closely related and an active member of the banned CPI (Moist) Group. Further NIA has accused that Teltumbde was present at the conference of 31 December 2017 which led to caste-based violence at Bhima Koregaon. Thus, he was booked under section 121,121A, 124A, 153A, 505(1)(b), 117, 120b r/w 34 of IPC and sections 13, 16, 17, 18, 18B, 39, and 40 of UAPA along with 14 other activities one of which was Father Stan Swamy.

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