Defamation law

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: TH   Context: The defamation law in India has come under scrutiny once again following the conviction of a Congress leader (Rahul Gandhi) in a 2019 defamation case.   Background: In 1860, the British imported their idea of …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 23 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Power of the Centre to notify minority communities at a national level:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of Powers.   Context: A public interest litigation (PIL) under the consideration of the Supreme Court of India challenges the power of the Centre to notify minority communities at a national level.   Who is a minority and who decides that? Section 2(f) of the National Commission for Minority Educational …

Hate Speech:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that hate speech should not be made against any community, be it minority or …

Hindus can get minority status in some states: Centre to Supreme Court:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking minority status for Hindus in Mizoram,Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Kashmir etc.   What the plea seeks? Minority status for Hindus: Hindus were …

SANSAD TV: 75 YEARS: LAWS THAT SHAPED INDIA- THE FUGITIVE ECONOMIC OFFENDERS ACT, 2018

    Highlights of the Bill: The Bill allows for a person to be declared as a fugitive economic offender (FEO) if: (i) an arrest warrant has been issued against him for any specified offences where the value involved is over Rs 100 crore, and (ii) he has left the country and refuses to return …

Plea on Hate Speech in Supreme Court:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: On January 12, 2022 , the Supreme Court of India agreed to hear petitions asking for legal action to be taken against …

Plea on Hate Speech in Supreme Court:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: Two petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court on hate speeches in the recent past. One petition asked the court to issue …

Delhi High Court observations on the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: Last week, the Delhi High Court upheld the view that the “Right to Privacy” includes the “Right to be Forgotten” and the “Right to be Left Alone”. The court said this in an order passed in response …

Preventive detention only to forestall public disorder: SC:

  GS Paper  :  2 Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: The Supreme Court has passed an order on the use and applicability of Prevention Detention in the Country.   Background: The judgment came in an appeal filed by the wife of a man placed under preventive …