Govt’s Emergency power to block Content

Govt’s emergency power to block content used for the BBC film Context: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) directed YouTube and Twitter to take down links sharing the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question.’ The order was passed under the emergency provisions of the Information Technology Rules, 2021, for allegedly casting “aspersions on the … Read more

Collegium System of Appointment

Context: Dismissing reports of differences with the judiciary on the process of appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and in High Courts, Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said the Collegium system will prevail, in the absence of alternative mechanisms and legislations enacted by the Parliament.  About the news   Appointment … Read more

Joint Sitting of the Parliament

Context: The President’s Address to the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is likely to be held in the new Parliament, while the rest of the first part of the Budget Session may continue at the old Parliament, according to sources. The Budget Session of the Parliament commences on January 31 … Read more

Places of Worship Act

Context : Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has moved the Supreme Court seeking the dismissal of a petition which challenges the validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, a law which prohibits the conversion of any religious place. What is the law about? Passed in 1991 by the P V Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the law … Read more

Public Interest Litigation

Context : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitioner in the Supreme Court barely escaped having to pay ₹18 lakh for indulging in a “luxury litigation”. About Public Interest Litigation Public Interest Litigation (PIL), means a legal action initiated in a court of law for the enforcement of public interest or general interest in which the … Read more

Contempt of Court

Background In England contempt of court is a common law principle that seeks to protect the judicial power of the king, initially exercised by himself, and later by a panel of judges who acted in his name. Violation of the judges’ orders was considered an affront to the king himself. Over time, any kind of … Read more

Part 1 of the Constitution of India

Table of Content Summary of Part 1 of the Constitution Articles under Part-1 of the Constitution Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 Extra content for Prelims and Mains Summary of Part 1 of the constitution Part I constitutes the Constitutional Law governing India as a union of States. It is a compilation of … Read more

Parliament

Suspension and Dismissal of MP Context: The Rajya Sabha has suspended eight Opposition MPs for their “unruly” behaviour with Deputy Chairman Harivansh during the debate and voting on two farm sector Bills. What is the reason for suspending an MP? Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are to maintain order … Read more

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

What is Human Rights Section 2(1)(d) of the Protection of Human Rights Act defines Human Rights as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India. About National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) The National Human Rights … Read more

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