Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 restricts exit poll during elections. Now, when the last round of voting is over, exit polls are screaming from TV screens and will be dominating the newspapers tomorrow. So why is it that the exit polls are banned during the elections? Was is it always the case? Let us examine this unique feature of democracy.

 

The 255th report of the Law Commission sheds light in this regard. It states, “The earliest attempt to regulate...

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on April 3rd directed the Centre to stop downloading of mobile application TikTok. The High Court relied on submissions of the Petitioner, who reportedly claimed that the application was degrading and promoted activities that are against the law. This April 3rd Order of the High Court is not present on the website.

The Order was challenged by the Indian subsidiary of Chinese Company Bytedance before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court initially...

Does India have enough courtrooms, if it achieves the sanctioned strength of judges? No. 

Are we going to have enough court halls soon? No. 

Is there an impetus on having more judges in the lower judiciary? Yes.

Where will these judges sit? No one knows.  

In the first week of January 2019, the Apex Court witnessed a PIL with respect to the creation of a High Court for Andhra Pradesh. Eventually, dismissed as withdrawn, the PIL had contended that there was no...

 The CBI case has seen recusal of three judges in quick succession. First, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi recused on the ground that he will be a part of the committee that will select the next CBI chief. The matter next came up before Justice AK Sikri, who is the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, but he also recused. Earlier, it was Justice AK Sikri who was part of the panel that decided the fate of the then CBI Chief Alok Verma.  Thereafter, it had come to light...

The Lok Sabha witnessed a fiery No Confidence Motion yesterday, with a range of parties fielding their best speakers to sound the 2019 poll bugle. All throughout, one witnessed words and phrases like “yielding”, “not allowed as per rules”, “unparliamentary”, “expunged”, “will not go into record” etc. For the uninitiated, the phrases above form part of Parliamentary Rules vocabulary. The Lok Sabha follows the fifteenth edition of Rules of Procedure and conduct of business in Lok Sabha, while the...

 

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