Suprme Court of India

Article 124 of Constitution of India

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Article 124: Establishment and Constitution of Supreme Court (1) There shall be a Supreme Court of India consisting of a Chief Justice of India and, until Parliament by law prescribes a larger number, of not more than seven other Judges. (2) Every Judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his […]

Why Lawyers wear Black and White Dress

Here’s Why Lawyers Wear Black & White Dress

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The question around the colour code a lawyer’s dress has always been in the air. Interestingly, so many people have no clue about it. Even some of those, who practice law, do not seem to know about it either. It’s a well-known fact that most people are curious to expand their knowledge on the matter. Well, every […]

Contract of Guarantee

Contract of Guarantee

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A contract where one person promises to discharge the liability of another person in case of the latter’s default. Section 126 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 defines the Contract of Guarantee. A contract of guarantee is between three parties, namely: Creditor- The person to whom the guarantee is given. Principal Debtor- One against whose […]

Contract of Indemnity

Contract of Indemnity

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Indemnity, in simple words, is protection against losses. The loss can be of money as well as goods. Contract of Indemnity falls under Section 124 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. According to the said section, it is a contract in which one party promises to bear the losses of another party. These losses can […]

Mens Rea- Criminal Law

Mens Rea- Criminal Law

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The concept of ‘mens rea’ in criminal law is a way to distinguish between an intentional and an unintentional crime. It is a Latin word which means ‘guilty mind.’ It comes from the phrase ‘Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea’ which implies that an act doesn’t make a person guilty unless his intention was to […]

What is Article 35A of the Constitution of India

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Article 35A Article 35A confers upon the state government the power to define its ‘permanent citizens.’ It provides the residents of J&K with some special rights. The special status came through a Presidential order back in 1954. Some of the special rights include the acquisition of property in the state, public aid & welfare and […]

Compoundable vs Non-Compoundable Offences

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Difference between Compoundable and Non-Compoundable Offences Compoundable Offences The offences where the complainant can enter into a compromise and drop the charges against the accused are the compoundable ones. Section 320 of the Criminal Procedure Code has the mention of all the compoundable offences. These are mostly private and less serious in nature. Once the […]

Section 299 of Indian Penal Code, 1860

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S299. Culpable Homicide Whoever causes death by doing an act with the intention of causing death, or with the intention of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death, or with the knowledge that he is likely by such act to cause death, commits the offence of culpable homicide. Explanation 1. A person […]

Section 304B, Indian Penal Code, 1860

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S340B. Dowry Death (1) Where the death of a woman is caused by any burns or bodily injury or occurs otherwise than under normal circumstances within seven years of her marriage and it is shown that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or harassment by her husband or any relative of her […]

Section 489B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860

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Section 489B Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes. Description: Whoever sells to, or buys or receives from, any other person, or otherwise traffics in or uses as genuine, any forged or counterfeit currency-note or bank-note, knowing or having reason to believe the same to be forged or counterfeit, shall be punished with […]

Indra Sawhney vs Union of India & Ors.

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Citation: AIR 1993 SC 477, 1992 Supp 2 SCR 454 Bench: M. Kania, M. Venkatachaliah, S.R. Pandian, A.M. Ahmadi, K. Singh, S.B. Sawant, R. Sahai, B.J. Reddy, T.K. Thommen Judgement Date: November 16, 1992 Acts Involved: Article 15(4), 16(1), 16(4), 340(1) of the Constitution of India Cases Referred: Devadason vs Union of India AIR 1964 SC 179 […]