Analysing the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017

By Mitali Karwa, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana.

After India achieved its independence on 15th August, 1947, an elected Constituent Assembly was set up to frame the Constitution. Most of the Articles of the Indian Constitution came into force on 26th January 1950, which is celebrated as the Republic Day of India. Some of the Articles which contained provisions like citizenship came into force on 26th November, 1949 itself, the date on which our Constitution was drafted. The provisional Parliament enacted The Representation of People Act in 1951 for the first general elections that were conducted on 25th October, 1951. (more…)

Quasi Judicial Bodies: An Explanation

By Arsh Singh, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

A Quasi Judicial Body is an entity such as an arbitrator or a tribunal, generally of a Public Administrative Agency, which has powers and procedures resembling that of a Court of Law or Judge, and which is obliged to objectively determine facts and draw conclusions from them so as to provide the basis of an official action. Such actions are able to remedy a situation or to impose legal penalties, and may affect the legal rights, duties or privileges of specific parties. (more…)

LexQuest’s 1st National Environmental Law Essay Writing Competition, 2018

Having successfully organized four National Essay Writing Competitions in the past, to promote original legal writing and research work in the field of law, we are delighted to bring to you the first edition of our National Environmental Law Essay Writing Competition. As stated by our Honorable Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, “people’s participation is the essence of good governance”, and with India as the second most populous country in the world, we need to ensure that people have a big role to play to help the government achieve goals and shape successful policies. (more…)

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016: An Analysis

By Prateeksha Shrivastava, Faculty of Law, Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh. 

Human trafficking is the trade of humans. Trade of humans is done to serve various purposes like forced labour, sexual slavery or for commercial social exploitation. Human trafficking is also done for forced labour, slavery, extraction of organs or even for forced marriages. It can be done within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime. It violates human rights. It violates the victim’s right of movement. Human trafficking is a trade in person, especially of women and children. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises as it holds a relatively low risk with high profit potential. (more…)

Vahan: The National Vehicle Registry

By Vignesh Ganesh, G.J. Advani Law College, Mumbai.

Everything there’s to know about Vahan: The National Vehicle Registry, has been jotted down for your convenience, in the form of this Power Point Presentation. Go through the same and gain knowledge about this important e-service, introduced by the Government. (more…)

Government Regulated Schools v Colleges: A Study in Contrast

By Kartik Pathania, Amity Law School, Delhi.

Education is a life saving jacket that will keep you afloat even when you delve deeper in the ocean. As a process of imparting knowledge, it enlightens or trains one in any of the fields. It is as vital as the basic necessities for survival like air, water, food and so on. It has brought evolution in every stream of life. It comprises knowledge imparted from the books as well as  social and moral values which have a direct impact on our life leading to personal, social and economic development. By helping us acquire new skills and knowledge that causes our development, it enhances our awareness level, standard of living and makes us capable of earning a livelihood. (more…)