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Article 21 and Remand of the Accused to Police Custody: Upholding the Constitutional Thrust

According to Article 21 of the Constitution of India, no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law. When we read in between the lines, we will be able to understand that Article 21 allows the liberty of a person to be curtailed in accordance …

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The Fundamental Right to Privacy: An Evolving Legal Landscape

The right to privacy is a fundamental and cherished right in many legal systems around the world. It is a right that has evolved significantly over time, adapting to the challenges presented by technological advancements and changing societal norms. This article explores the concept of the right to privacy, its historical development, and its contemporary …

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The Role of Governors in Maintaining India’s Federal Structure

Chapter II (Article 153-163) of the Constitution of India deals with the appointment and powers of the Governors. Even a cursory reading of these constitutional provisions clearly indicates that they can only exercise powers that are granted to them by the Constitution or a law made under it. In Shamsher Singh vs. State of Punjab, …

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Empowerment of the Tribal Women Representatives through Panchayat Raj Institutions: A District Level Study of Odisha

The India constitution declares that everyone is entitled to “justice, social, economic and political; equality of status and opportunity; and to promote among them all”. Article-15 (3) to the Constitution of India empowers the state to make special provisions for women. Following  the passing of 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act by Parliament, of  confirmatory legislation providing …

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Umar Khalid Spending 1000 Days in Jail with Special Emphasis on Section 124A & UAPA Tracking Perspectives

Umar Khalid has become a household name since 2016 when he alongside five other JNU students were levelled with sedition laws. Ever since he has become an iridescent stone of India’s vibrant political spectrum. Umar Khalid was arrested on 13th of September 2020 for allegedly being the “key conspirators” of the riots that took place …

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A Study of the Growth of Federalism in India and the Impediments Lying Ahead

Article 1 of the Indian Constitution declares India as a “Union of States”. Answering the question as to why India is a “Union” and not “Federation of States”, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar stated in the Constituent Assembly on November 4, 1948, that though India was to be a federation, the federation was not the result of …

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From Bitcoin to Bust: Understanding the Impact of PMLA on the Indian Cryptocurrency Market

As a popular form of investment and payment, cryptocurrency has grown exponentially in recognition in recent years. However, it additionally has grown into an opportunity for money laundering and other financial crimes simply due to its decentralized and anonymous nature. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) along with other regulations are being brought into …

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