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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

Significance of Article 14 of Indian Constitution
Significance of Article 14 of Indian Constitution

After the Supreme Court gave its verdict on Sharia courts stating that they have no legal authority and their decisions are not legally binding, the discussions on fundamental rights gained momentum. The court had categorically mentioned that fatwas must not violate the rights of individuals guaranteed by law. In this context, people should be reminded and made aware of the Article 14 in the Constitution of India. What is Article 14 of Indian Constitution? According to Article 14, “the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of the laws within [...]Read more

Similarities and Dissimilarities Between Article 49 (O) and NOTA
Similarities and Dissimilarities Between Article 49 - O and NOTA

It goes without saying that India has seen a rise in the number of discerning voters who consider several factors before casting a vote. They have become more conscious of their rights as electorates. Of all the rights a voter is entitled to, the right to reject candidates and cast a negative vote has been most talked about. What does Article 49 (O) Imply? Under section 49 (O) of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, it has been meticulously stated the procedure to be followed when a valid voter decides not to cast his vote in the [...]Read more

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