Section 26 of the Arbitration Act: Conflicting Views on Stay of Arbitral Award

The 2015 amendment to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 which came into force from 23.10.2015 also brought with itself a host of controversy. This controversy had arisen because of the conflicting views taken by various High courts while interpreting … Continue reading Section 26 of the Arbitration Act: Conflicting Views on Stay of Arbitral Award

Is it their duty as Supreme Court judges to protect the Constitution and also the citizen’s faith in the judiciary?

“The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.” The questions revolve around Justice Deepak Mishra’s arbitrary appointments of benches for … Continue reading Is it their duty as Supreme Court judges to protect the Constitution and also the citizen’s faith in the judiciary?

Social values v. Social Reality: Divergent perspectives on Termination of Pregnancy

In India, Abortion (voluntarily causing miscarriage) is illegal[1], only medical termination is allowed.[2] Termination of pregnancy can only be undertaken by registered medical practitioners up to 12 weeks and the opinion of more than two medical practitioners is required if … Continue reading Social values v. Social Reality: Divergent perspectives on Termination of Pregnancy

The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and the Indian Society – An Analysis

The Consumer Protection Act of 1986 (the Act) envisaged protecting the interests of consumers by establishing consumer councils and other such authorities for settling consumer disputes. The perceived guiding principle behind this Act is that business organizations must adopt utmost … Continue reading The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and the Indian Society – An Analysis