Disposal of hazardous substances: Law in India

Authors: Rishita Saxena from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, New Law College Pune and Maaz Akhtar Hashmi from Faculty of Law, AMU.

The whole nation woke up to the news of a horrifying gas leak accident that occurred in the LG Polymers Chemical Plant located in the outskirts of Vishakhapatnam. This accident took place in the early hours of 6th May 2020 and claimed the lives of 11 people and…

Pre-litigation mediation: Legal angle

Authors: Priyanshi Rastogi from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Aishwarya Singh from SRM School of Law, SRM Institute of Science and Technology.

Litigation is a lawsuit that is still pending or going through the court proceedings. Pre-litigation is a process for resolving the cases before the lawsuit being officially filed and court proceeding begin. The pre-litigation process also includes mediation, which saves time…

Vizag gas leak case: Legal angle

Authors: Soumiki Ghosh from Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad and Neharica Sahay from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Thursday, 7th May was a disastrous day for industrial workers as a leak of the toxic Styrene gas killed 11 people and affected over 1,000 more. The gas leaked from a storage facility of a chemical plant belonging to LG Polymers, in the early hours of the day. The plant…

Explained: What is VAT?

Author: Meher Mansi from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore.

On April 22nd, a litre of fuel went up by almost ₹6 in Assam despite global fuel prices hitting rock bottom, due to increase in VAT. There was a notification issued increasing the rates of tax on diesel and petrol, which stated that tax rates were increased under the…

Concept of anticipatory bail

Author: Mannat Marwah from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

In recent news, the Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission, Mr Zafarul Islam Khan moved the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi on 8 May 2020 seeking an anticipatory bail under section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as Code) and quashing…

Concept of writ petition

Author: Antara Balaji from Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad.

A concept that is derived from the English legal system, has evolved in many aspects, since its inception in 1774. A writ petition refers to an order issued by a Higher Court to a Lower Court, as a direction, either to carry out an act or deter, restrict them from doing…