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‘Ensure Peace, Progress & Good Governance’: 58 Lawyers, Researchers Urge President To Withdraw Draft LDAR 2021

The draft LDRA gives the government powers to choose any plot of land for development and can override any public opposition.
 It was enacted under Article 240 of the Indian Constitution. President has the power to make regulations for the peace, progress, and good government of the Union territory of Lakshadweep under the Article. The letter expressed that, “The draft LDAR is disassociated from the social, cultural, economic and environmental realities of the Lakshadweep islands. We find that the draft LDAR not only fails to address its stated purposes of good governance, the conservation and promotion of public health, safety, and general welfare of the people but rather goes against these and will facilitate land grab and ecological destruction on these special islands.”

Suriya objects to the amendment of the cinematograph act; says the law should not ‘strangle’ freedom of expression

Written by – Himani Baid On July 2, Actor-producer Suriya tweeted his objection to the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021, while asking his followers on Twitter to record their objections to the proposed amendments to the Cinematograph Act of 1952. The central government announced the amendment of the Cinematograph Act of 1952. As per the new draft, the centre will have […]

Justice Ashok Bhushan bids farewell to Supreme Court

Symbolizing the day as “sad day”, Attorney General of India KK Venugopal stated the directions issued by Justice Bhushan in order to alleviate the sufferings of people during covid and the directions issued to provide dry ration, community kitchens, etc. Attorney General further stated, “The loss is going to be great for legal community and judiciary and the population of this country. It is very sad that Justice Bhushan is leaving us”.

Right to Privacy cannot be inherited: Madras HC on the release of Jayalalitha’s Biopics

The former Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s niece, J. Deepa filed a petition in court seeking the order of injunction against the release of her biopics, Thaliva and Queen saying that the consent of Jayalalitha was not taken for the same. The film Thaliva stars Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami and is directed by A.L. Vijay and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri, […]

COVID RIGHTS: A PRO BONO LEGAL PLATFORM FOR CITIZENS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sharon decided to create COVIDRights, a website dedicated to assisting people in finding pro-bono legal counsel on COVID-19-related legal matters and learning about their rights. COVIDRights India, Sharon’s website, compiles all such orders and instructions issued by central or state organisations and produces concise explanations of their significance. The one-stop platform for all orders passed in […]