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Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021

Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021: According to a new clause in the adoption regulations, Indian diplomatic missions abroad will now be in charge of safeguarding adopted children whose parents move overseas with the child within two years of adoption. So far, Indian missions have had a role in inter-country adoption of Indian children limited to […]

Arunachal Pradesh Draft Inheritance Bill

Arunachal Pradesh Draft Inheritance Bill: Experts have asked the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) to scrap certain provisions from the proposed Arunachal Pradesh marriage and inheritance bill, keeping in view the public sentiment and the state’s interest. Overview of the draft Bill: Essential conditions of marriage, registration of marriage: The bill is made […]

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA): A ban under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act may be imposed on both factions of the secessionist conglomerate Hurriyat Conference which has been spearheading the separatist movement in Jammu & Kashmir for over two decades. The proposal was mooted in accordance with the Union government’s policy of zero tolerance […]

Draft Electricity (Late Payment Surcharge) Amendment Rules, 2021

Draft Electricity (Late Payment Surcharge) Amendment Rules, 2021: The Ministry of Power has proposed to amend rules for facilitating electricity producers to sell power to a third party, which it said can pare fixed costs and cut retail tariff for end consumers. The ministry circulated the draft Electricity (Late Payment Surcharge) Amendment Rules, 2021, seeking […]

Supreme Court on Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021

Tribunal Reforms Bill Of 2021: The Supreme Court of India (SC) has challenged the government to produce material showing its reasons for introducing the Tribunal Reforms Bill of 2021. The Bill replaces the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 which was quashed by the Supreme Court. Issues Raised by SC: Unconstitutional Legislative […]

Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 : Anti-Conversion Law

Gujarat Anti-Conversion Law: Gujarat Government has defended its new anti-conversion law in High Court saying marriages cannot be tool for “forceful conversion”. The HC is hearing two petitions that have challenged the newly enacted amendment in the law, which deals with forcible religious conversion through marriages. During the hearing, the Court observed that the amended […]

Foreigner’s Tribunals

Foreigners’ Tribunals: Assam government’s Political Department has issued a notification ordering the State police’s Border wing not to forward any case against Gurkhas to the Foreigners’ Tribunals under the Foreigners’ Act of 1946. The Border wing is tasked with identifying people of doubtful citizenship and serving them notices for a Foreigners’ Tribunal — a quasi-judicial […]