IS PROSTITUTION LEGAL IN INDIA?

Prostitution is derived from the Latin word prostituere, which means to expose publicly. It is the practice of engaging in relatively indiscriminate sexual activity with someone who is not a spouse or friend in exchange for immediate payment in money or other valuables. Prostitutes can be female, male, or transgender, and prostitution can involve heterosexual…

Recent Changes In Section 498A

In 1983, Section 498-A was enacted to safeguard married women from cruelty by their husbands or family members. It prescribes punishment for 3 years and a fine. Under this section, cruelty is defined as causing physical or mental harm to the woman’s body or health, as well as engaging in harassment in order to coerce…

Query: I had taken a loan of ₹ 5 lakhs from a private financer. At the time of advancing loan, the financer had also obtained security cheques from me. Although, the loan amount with interest has been repaid, but the financer did not return the security cheques. He misused the same by filing a false case under Negotiable Instruments Act. How should, I defend myself.

Answer: Issuance of security cheques is a good defense which is also legally acceptable. But, you have to prove that  the cheques in qestion were given by way of security and the same have been misused by the complainant. As there is a presumption under section 139 of Negotiable Instrument Act that there exists a…

Does Educational Institutions fall within the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986

Reply: After the decision of  Hon’ble Supreme of India in  Maharshi Dayanand University Vs Surjeet Kaur (2010)11 SCC 159, it has been held that educational institutions are not a commodity. Educational institutions are not providing any kind of service, therefore, in the matter of admission, fees et cetera, there cannot be a question of deficiency…