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Controlling Thoughts by the Empire : Importance of Shyam Balakrishnan v. State of Kerala

Controlling Thoughts by the Empire : Importance of Shyam Balakrishnan v. State of Kerala

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high: where knowledge is free ... Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit: Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action let my country awake….".    It was with the above immortal words of Rabindranath Tagore, Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy concluded his Locus Classicus ‘State Of Madhya Pradesh Vs. Ramashankar Raghuvanshi’ [AIR 1983 SC 374]. It was a case wherein the Supreme Court had considered an appeal filed by State of Madhya Pradesh against the MP High Court Judgment which quashed the Government Order terminating a school teacher alleging …

A Black Bill on Black Money

A Black Bill on Black Money

The popularly termed Black Money Bill came to Rajya Sabha for discussion on May 13. I could only watch with great irritation and some amusement the magnanimity of the Presiding Chairperson of allowing all supporters of the Bill to consume almost the entire two hours allotted for discussion and disposal of the Bill. I must say I was a little surprised that the Congress Party also supported the Bill. Was it brilliant 'floor management', or depth of strategic partnership? My conscientious objection to the whole debate was that the entire time was consumed by only proclaimed supporters of the Bill. As the only opponent of the Bill, I was unfortunately given only four minutes to explain the …

Why you should oppose the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014

Why you should oppose the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014

Since the Nirbhaya rape in Dec. 2012, media has been repeatedly demonizing children found involved in commission of serious offences, leading to a public outcry against the protective approach of the Juvenile Justice Act 2000. Children have become the target of media attack and very severe scrutiny if they commit an offence. Even though the child involved in Nirbhaya was found not be the most brutal, he continues to be referred like that just because one police officer said so without any reason. India’s history of juvenile justice goes back 150 years when India enacted the Apprentices Act in 1850 to bind over petty offenders as apprentices rather than send them to prison as deleterious …

Exclusive ; Certificate of Practice – Bar Council of Kerala fleecing lawyers and flouting Rules

Exclusive ; Certificate of Practice – Bar Council of Kerala fleecing lawyers and flouting Rules

The Bar Council of Kerala is constituted by representatives of lawyers who are elected from among them. But it is now doubtful whether the elected representatives of lawyers are eager about the welfare of lawyers of the State of Kerala. The recent development of issuance of Certificate of Practice to lawyers mooted by the Bar Council of India is seen utilised by the Bar Council of Kerala to fleece lawyers. The General Council of Bar Council of India held on 29th/30th November 2014 passed Resolution No: 216/2014 and resolved to repeal the “Bar Council of India Certificate of Practice and Renewal Rules, 2014” and approved the new “Bar Council of India Certificate and Place of Practice …

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    EdCIL (India) Limited has invited applications from the eligible candidates for the position of Executive (Legal) on contract basis. No of Post: 01 Age Limit: Maximum 35 years as on 1.5.2015. Salary: Rs. 26000- 44200 Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized …

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    The Orissa Minerals Development Company Limited (OMDC) subsidiary of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and a PSU under the Ministry of Steel (Govt. of India) invites applications from eligible candidates for the post of Manager (Law). The place of posting will be at Company’s Headquarters at Kolkata. …

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