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Restraining Landlords from Demanding Rent from Students and Labor Class Tenants

A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court regarding demand of rent by a landlord from their students, labor class tenants, amid the lockdown. The PIL has been filed by Pawan Parkash Pathak, Advocate, Delhi and Abhijeet (final year law student) Campus Law Centre, Delhi for restraining all landlords from forcing laborers & students to vacate their premises in case they fail to pay rent during the lockdown period. The petitioners pointed out that landlords are forcing the above class citizens to vacate the premises or being threatened to be thrown out of their...

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Plea in SC: Implementation of One Nation One Card

The problems which the world is facing due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus cannot be ignored. One is one of the developing countries where more than half of the population of the country are daily workers. These are those workers who do not have much savings. They are not prepared for the situation like this pandemic. But they are the major part of the country and it is the responsibility of the government to take care of them too. Many of these people are not in their hometown but are staying in temporary shelters due to the lockdown....

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FORCE MAJEURE VIS-À-VIS COVID-19

Introduction Force majeure is a French term that simply means greater force or act of god. These are the circumstances which cannot be avoided and for which no party can be held accountable, such as a hurricane or a tornado. The concept of force majeure is fundamental in the law systems of the entire world stating that a contractual performance that effectively becomes impossible can be excused. As per the Indian context, the Indian Contract Act, 1872 states the existence of condition precedents/contingencies in sections 32. The doctrine of Frustration is enshrined in section 56 of the same act. The force majeure is...

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Affidavit

Types of an Affidavit

What is an affidavit? An affidavit is considered as a written sworn statement of facts given under oath. It’s used as a means of providing evidence in Court, to law enforcement agencies and authorities. In practice content of the law norms and documents which are difficult to directly submit in the court can be issued in the form of a general affidavit. It is made under oath or on affirmation before the magistrate or any other authorized officer in writing. The person who is making the testimony in the form is called the affiant. And when you sign on an affidavit, you affirm that...

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COVID-19 testing kits are free only for economically weaker sections of the society

On 8th April 2020, the Supreme Court passed a decision in the case of Shashank Deo Sudhi v. Union of India as to free test of COVID-19 in both Govt. and approved private laboratories and also that the test must be carried out in NABL accredited labs or agencies approved by WHO or ICMR. However, the same bench has modified its order and said only those families who belong to the economically weaker sections of the society can claim for the free tests of COVID-19. The kits which are being used for the tests are imported and...

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Test of COVID-19 free of cost in Government and in approved private Laboratories

A Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhusan and S. Ravindra Bhatt directed that the COVID-19 test should be done free of cost in both Government and approved private laboratories. The interim order was passed by the bench in a writ under Article 32 of the Constitution of India filed as PIL by Shashank Deo Sudhi. In PIL, petitioner challenged the decision of Government to cap the cost of the COVID-19 testing in private labs as Rs 4500/- and also prayed for free testing of COVID-19 in both Government and approved private laboratories. In PIL, the petitioner also prays that a...

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Supreme Court takes Suo Moto cognizance of COVID-19

The Supreme Court took Suo moto cognizance of the spread of COVID-19 scare in child protection, foster homes where children are kept as per the Juvenile Justice Act and passed certain directions to the concerned authority for ensuring the protection of these children. These directions have been framed on the basis of current information of spread COVID-19. The Juvenile Justice Committees of every high court shall keep in my mind that these directions are complied strictly and also ensure that the directions issued by the state. In lock down also not violated. Necessary permissions shall be given by the district authorities to transfer children to their...

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Supreme Court: Prevent black marketing of Sanitizers

The country is under the 21days lockdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The effect with which COVID-19 is affecting the whole world need not be stated. One of the most important ways through which this can be prevented is the regular use of hand-sanitizers. During this pandemic the Supreme Court today directed the Central government to publicize measures taken to control the price of hand sanitizers and face masks, which are used as precautionary measures against the spread of Coronavirus. The Court also stated that strict actions will be taken against those who will violate the measures decided by the government....

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Lockdown: No complete prohibition on minor to donate an organ in exceptional circumstances

Delhi High Court has held that there is no complete prohibition on minor if he/she wants to donate an organ or tissue but in exceptional circumstances and in accordance with the rules. In the present case, the father of the petitioner is suffering from liver disease and is on the advance stage of liver failure and is undergoing treatment in PSRI Hospital. The certificate of the doctor suggests that liver transplantation is required as soon as possible. Now the present petition filed for seeking court’s direction to appropriate authority under section 13(1) of Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act 1994 for allowing...

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Registration of Partnership Firm

Registration of Partnership Firm

Introduction: Registration of Partnership Firm Partnership formation in India is easy as there no complexities involved. As per the Indian Partnership Act, the relationship between persons who have agreed to share the profits of a business carried on by all or any of them acting for all is called Partnership. The registration of a partnership firm is not compulsory but is advisable. Before moving on to the registration process of a partnership firm, let us know the documents required for the formation of a partnership. These documents are required whether the partnership firm needs to be registered or not. 1.Partnership Deed Although a partnership...

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