Explained: The Limitation Act, 1963

Author: Mukti Mistry from Navrachana University.

The Supreme Court Monday invoked its plenary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to extend the limitation period of appeals from high courts or tribunals on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, difficulties may be faced by litigants across the…

Anti-defection law

Author: Sukanya Singh from NMIMS, Mumbai.

Betrayal of a political party will definitely lead to political instability and serious confusion among the citizens and at the same time will also affect the confidentiality of various political parties. Our law-makers took this issue very seriously and introduced the Anti-defection law in…

Explained: Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

Author: Ashish Kumar from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.

The deadly COVID-19 has claimed over 19, 647 lives across the world and its affect is increasing day by day. This has led to wide-spreading panic. The extent is so great that the World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. This has forced the Indian…

Hindu adoption law

Authors: Aishwarya Moitra from School of Law, Sharda University, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida and Naman Keswani from Hidayatullah National Law University, Nava Raipur.

Adoption is the legal process of taking someone else’s child and raising him or her as your own child. Adoption of Hindu children in India is governed by the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956. Various conditions of a valid adoption have been provided by the Act…