What is the Right to Education Act?
The Right to Education Act (RTE), passed in 2009, mandates free and compulsory elementary education for all the children between the ages of 6 to 14 years.
What is meant by the term Property?
The term ‘Property’ has not been explicitly defined in any Act and is used in its widest possible sense. Property includes not only physical objects but also the...
What is legal aid?
Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system. Legal aid is regarded as central in providing access...
Who is a juvenile or child?
A person who has not completed 18 years of age.
What if a person is 17 years and 11 months old or just has a few days left to...
What laws govern marriage in India?
Special personal laws based on the person’s religion govern laws concerning marriage and divorce for such persons. However, a couple may choose to opt out of this system...
What is the scope of protection of women from Domestic Violence in India?
For long, the only legal remedy available to a woman subjected to domestic violence was criminal in nature under Section 498A,...
What is an offence/crime?
The Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 defines offence as any act punishable by the Code. This means whatever has been made punishable by various sections of the IPC fall under...
What is Consumer Protection Act, 1986 all about?
We regularly use goods and avail of services. This process makes us a consumer – even the procurement of things like toothpaste, pens, etc. In...
When do I have a case?
If any right of yours is substantially affected, you can take recourse to a court of law to file a suit. For e.g., if you have entered...
How to file a restraining order in India?
What is a restraining order?
A restraining order is an order granted by a court to protect a person from some danger or apprehension of danger from someone....