Law Commission

Pained by undertrials languishing in jail despite bail: Delhi HC

Pained by undertrials languishing in jail despite bail: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has said it is "pained" by undertrials languishing in Tihar Jail despite getting bail as they could not furnish a bond or surety due to poverty and issued a slew of directions to be followed by trial courts to ensure that such people get relief.

Dec 17, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
No plan to set up collegium to select election commissioners, says Centre

No plan to set up collegium to select election commissioners, says Centre

The government on Wednesday said it has no proposal to introduce a 'collegium' system to appoint election commissioners, a recommendation made by the Law Commission as part of its report on electoral reforms.

Aug 02, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Lawyers hail suggestion to make marriage registration compulsory

Compulsory marriage registration can help fight marriage frauds, lawyers said on Wednesday.

Jul 05, 2017, 20:42 PM IST
Law Commission recommends compulsory registration of marriages within 30 days, defaulters to be fined

Law Commission recommends compulsory registration of marriages within 30 days, defaulters to be fined

Law Commission on Tuesday suggested compulsory registration of marriage within 30 days of the ceremony.

Jul 04, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

No automatic denial of bail for terror accused: Law panel

In its report on 'Provisions relating to bail', the panel has warned that "mere classification of an act as an act of terrorism should not result in the automatic denial of bail or reversal of the burden of proof".

May 28, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Law panel to recommend sweeping changes to make bail easy

As part of sweeping changes to make bail easy, the law panel will recommend tweaking Section 436 A of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

May 22, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Decision on law panel report after consulting legal fraternity: Govt

The government on Friday said it would not take a decision on a Law Commission report, which has proposed stringent punishment against lawyers for misconduct, before holding consultations with the legal fraternity.

Apr 21, 2017, 21:17 PM IST

Delhi lawyers join countrywide strike

The Bar Council of India called for a countrywide lawyers` strike on March 31, opposing the Law Commission`s recommendations.
 

Mar 31, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty, except in terror cases: Govt

Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty, except in terror cases: Govt

The Law Commission has recommended that the death penalty be abolished for all crimes except those related to terrorism, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:26 PM IST
Uniform Civil Code: BSP only party to respond to Law Commission questionnaire

Uniform Civil Code: BSP only party to respond to Law Commission questionnaire

The BSP statement said the BJP has been trying to impose the agenda of the RSS on the people ever since it came to power at the Centre.

Nov 11, 2016, 14:57 PM IST
Centre rebukes AIMPLB for trying to 'politicise' Uniform Civil Code issue, says don't call PM Narendra Modi dictator

Centre rebukes AIMPLB for trying to 'politicise' Uniform Civil Code issue, says don't call PM Narendra Modi dictator

The Law Commission on October 7 put up on its website a questionnaire, comprising of 16 questions, to seek public opinion on the civil code issue.

Oct 14, 2016, 13:02 PM IST

Does 'All India Muslim Personal Law Board' work against or in favour of Indian Muslims? - Part II

Muslim Personal Law Board said in a press conference that the Muslims of this country will not answer the questions of law commission.

Oct 13, 2016, 20:36 PM IST

Does 'All India Muslim Personal Law Board' work against or in favour of Indian Muslims?

Muslim Personal Law Board said in a press conference that the Muslims of this country will not answer the questions of law commission.

Oct 13, 2016, 20:35 PM IST
Asaduddin Owaisi opposes Uniform Civil Code, questions Law Commission's questionnaire

Asaduddin Owaisi opposes Uniform Civil Code, questions Law Commission's questionnaire

The Lok Sabha MP opined the Law Commission questionnaire was loaded in favour of Uniform Civil Code.

Oct 13, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

Common code exists in various laws: Law Commission chief

Amid a raging debate over the implementation of a uniform civil code in the country, Law Commission chairman Justice (retd.) B S Chauhan on Thursday said the code has been in place in many laws and not been linked to religion.

Jul 07, 2016, 20:37 PM IST

Centre denies move on Uniform Civil Code linked to UP polls

Ravi Shankar Prasad, who took over as the Union Law Minister Wednesday, said the decision of the government to refer the issue of implementation of a uniform civil code in the country to the Law Commission should not be linked to the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due next year.

Jul 06, 2016, 17:41 PM IST
Uniform Civil Code: BJP fooling people as UP elections are near, says Bihar Deputy CM

Uniform Civil Code: BJP fooling people as UP elections are near, says Bihar Deputy CM

The Uniform Civil Code has been a controversial issue and it was the part of BJP`s poll manifesto.

Jul 02, 2016, 08:12 AM IST

Bail rules: Panel to recommend ways so that poor do not suffer

With government favouring uniform rules to grant bail, Law Commission chairman Justice B S Chauhan has said guidelines for judges on the issue are "not required" though it would recommend ways to ensure that the poor do not suffer.

Mar 25, 2016, 16:12 PM IST
Sedition law to be amended? Weeks after JNU row, government reviews usage, provisions of 124A

Sedition law to be amended? Weeks after JNU row, government reviews usage, provisions of 124A

In a major development, the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday informed the Parliament that a Law Commission is reviewing the sedition law.

Mar 01, 2016, 14:01 PM IST

Examining Law Commission's report on euthanasia: Centre to SC

The Centre in its recent affidavit said it has framed a legislation on the issue but would await the apex court's verdict on it.

Feb 05, 2016, 19:18 PM IST