Free Speech, Social Media & Contempt of Court : A Rollercoaster Ride

By Abhinav Akash, Student, DSNLU, Vizag _____________________________________________________________________________ In a democracy the people should have the right to criticise judges. The purpose of the contempt power should not be to uphold the majesty and dignity of the court but only to enable it to function. The basic principle in a democracy is that the people are... Continue Reading →

The Recent Arjun Khotkar Verdict vis-à-vis a Revisit to Section 65B of the Indian Evidence Act – What’s all the fuss about?

By Shailja Mishra, Student, ICFAI Law School Hyderabad __________________________________________________________________________ The long standing conundrum revolving around the varied interpretation of section 65(B) of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 has been simplified to some extent by the recent judgment of three judge bench of the apex court dated 14th July 2020 in Arjun Khotkar vs Kailash Gorantyal[1]. The... Continue Reading →

Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act and the plethora of dilemmas revolving recent judicial developments – An Outdated Provision in a changing legal system?

By Rachana Marda, Intern, Law Student, Symbiosis Law School Pune Contempt is the legal recognition of disregard. Contempt of Court was recognized as a cardinal principle of rule of law by the framers of the constitution to maintain the dignity of the judiciary in a democratic set up. It came into existence through the English... Continue Reading →

Restoring the Forgotten Spirit of Secularism enshrined in Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution in Reference to the Recent Religious Violence

By Kumari Pooja, Student Editor (Probationary), Lexstructor This is the highlight reel when the word ‘secularism’ needs a clarification as this word has become an object of ridicule and contempt in recent years that witnessed conflicts related to CAA, Kashmiri Pandits, ban on cow killing, Ram Mandir or any religious tensions. Saddled with lot of... Continue Reading →

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