Other Important Laws and Judgments

Hindu Succession Act, 1956 – This act amends and codifies laws relating to interstate succession among Hindus.


Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 – This act regulates the employment of women in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child-birth and provides for maternity benefit and certain other benefits.
Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 – This act provides for the termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.


Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 and Rules, 1996 – The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 is an Act to provide for the regulation of the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purpose of detecting genetic or metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities or certain congenital malformations or sex linked disorders and for the prevention of the misuse of such techniques for the purpose of pre-natal sex determination leading to female foeticide; and, for matters connected there with or incidental thereto.


The Right to Information Act, 2005 – This act provides for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.


The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 – This act consolidates and amends laws relating to juveniles in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection, by providing for proper care, protection and treatment by catering to their development needs, and by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters in the best interest of children and for their ultimate rehabilitation through various institutions established under this enactment.


The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules, 2007


The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), 1989 – This act was enacted to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.


The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995


The National Food Security Act, 2013 – This act was enacted to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Judgments

Priya Parameswaran Pillai Vs. Union of India and Ors.

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment In January 2015, an immigration officer stopped Greenpeace India activist Pillai from boarding her flight to London, where she intended speak to British Parliamentarians on how one of the U.K.’s energy company’s plans to open coal mines in Madhya Pradesh threatened to displace the area’s tribal communities. The immigration officers […]

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Arnesh Kumar Vs. State of Bihar

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment Arnesh Kumar was arrested under Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 after his wife alleged that he demanded dowry from her. Denying the allegations, Kumamr requested anticipatory bail, but his request was denied. This led him to file a Special Leave Petition, which was granted by the court. […]

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Manmeet Singh vs. State of Haryana and Ors.

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment When Manmeet Singh’s wife disappeared one day, he immediately went to the police station and named eleven people who opposed their marriage and whom he suspected might have abducted her. Her body was found three days later, and the police had done nothing in the interim. Manmeet Singh filed this […]

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Laxmi vs. Union of India & Ors.

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment The Supreme Court mandated that State authorities compensate all survivors of acid attacks three lakh rupees. It also determined that full medical assistance should be provided to the survivors of acid attack free of cost including medicine, food, bedding, and reconstructive surgeries. Further, the court ruled that it is each […]

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