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Article 13 of the Constitution of India
Article 13 of the Constitution of India

The Article 13 not only asserts the supremacy of the Indian Constitution but also makes way for judicial review. This legislation creates scope for reviewing pre-constitutional and existing laws. Although the legitimacy of judicial interventions in Constitutional matters has sparked debates, yet in most cases, the power of judicial review is evoked to protect and enforce the fundamental rights guaranteed in Part III of the Constitution. Meaning and Scope of Article 13 It is through Article 13 that the Constitution prohibits the Parliament and the state legislatures from making laws that “may take away or abridge the [...]Read more

Jayalalitha (Amma) & Company: The IPC Sections that Nailed them
Jayalalitha and Company - The IPC Sections that Nailed them

While J Jayalalithaa’s 18-year long legal battle ended in her being convicted under sections 13 (1) (e) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Her three associates were convicted for offences punishable under Section 109, 120(B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). For a better understanding of the charges levelled against the ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and her aides, it’s imperative to know the clauses mentioned under these sections. Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act The Prevention of Corruption Act was enacted to tackle corruption in government agencies and public sector businesses. According [...]Read more

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