TRAI Consultation Paper on “Issues Relating to Media Ownership”

Media pluralism is the founding stone on which the fourth pillar of democracy rests. The idea of media pluralism acts as a bulwark of a strong and healthy democracy in a country. Media pluralism is antithetical to the phenomenon of concentration of media ownership. The concentration of media ownership may restrict the ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’ as enshrined in Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. The core idea is the active citizenry, which is the foundation of democracy, and therefore requires presence of diverse voices and perspectives in public debates. The concentration of media ownership impacts the independence of the fourth estate.

Foreign Exchange Management (Possession and retention of foreign currency) Regulations, 2000

a person resident in India but not permanently resident therein may possess without limit foreign currency in the form of currency notes, bank notes and travellers cheques, if such foreign currency was acquired, held or owned by him when he was resident outside India and, has been brought into India in accordance with the regulations made under the Act.

Indian Law in 1911

A considerable portion of the law of England, both statute law and common law, was introduced into India by the assumption that when courts of justice were established in India, to be presided over by English judges, it followed that they were to administer English law as it stood at the time of the granting of the charter so far as it was applicable. There has been considerable doubt as to when this assumption ceased, but the date generally assigned for this purpose is 1726.

WhatsApp is Required to Disclose the Origin of a Particular Message-GOI

When Rule 4(2) of the Intermediary Guidelines is examined through the test of proportionality then that test is also met. The cornerstone of this test is whether a lesser effective alternative remedy exists. As per the Intermediary Guidelines, the originator of information can only be traced in a scenario where other remedies have proven to be ineffective, making the same a last resort measure. Moreover, such information can only be sought as per a process sanctioned by the law thereby incorporating sufficient legal safeguards.

What is Satyameva Jayate

A mantra from the Mundaka Upanishad(3.1.6). सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः । येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥ Satyam Eva jayate nānṛtaṃ Satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ Yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā Yatra tat satyasya paramaṃ nidhānam[4] Translation Only Truth…

Law of India

Section 34 of the CPC provides for award of interest during the pendency of the proceedings. The doctrine of promissory estoppel is not limited in its application only to defense but it can also found a cause of action. The…

Inconsistent Laws shall not to be enacted under Indian Constitution

no generation has monopoly of wisdom nor has any generation a right to place fetters on future generations to mould the machinery of government and the laws according to their requirements. Although guidelines for the organization and functioning of the future government may be laid down and although norms may also be prescribed for the legislative activity, neither the guidelines should be so rigid nor the norms so inflexible and unalterable as should render them to be incapable of change, alteration and replacement even though the future generations want to change, alter or replace them

Law of Affidavit

Meaning of Affidavit An affidavit is a written statement or declaration sworn and subscribed to before an authorized individual by the government to administer the oath. Section 297 Cr.P.C contemplates that the authorities before whom affidavits may be sworn. Affidavits…