Pritam banik

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What is Mistake of Fact and why is it a defence under IPC?

What is Mistake of Fact and why is it a defence under IPC? [Updated 2022]

Mistake of fact is one of the five general defenses or exceptions to criminal liability under the Indian Penal Code and it can be used to avoid liability of criminal nature for an offence. This blog post will explore the meaning of mistake of fact, what types there are, and how it can be used …

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principles of natural justice

Principles of Natural Justice with case laws

The exact meaning of justice is debatable. But that does not mean we will not be able to define the principles of Natural Justice. What do the principles of Natural Justice mean? Natural Justice could be defined as a systematic process of rendering justice by the judicial, quasi-judicial, and other administrative authorities. The principles of …

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What is the Basic Structure Doctrine?

In this article, we will discuss the basic structure doctrine of the Constitution of India. What does Basic Structure Doctrine mean? In our previous blog Constitutional Amendments, we have learned that the parliament has powers to amend the Constitution if it so requires. But this power is not unleashed. The Indian Judiciary in Keshvanand Bharati …

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101 legal maxims every law students must know

What does Legal Maxims mean? Legal maxims are established legal principles, or moral philosophy often used by legal professionals. The use of these 101 legal maxims varies in use on different subjects of law including Criminal Law, Civil Law, Corporate. “Maxim (Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856): An established principle or proposition. A principle of law universally admitted, …

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Indian Federalism and centre-state relations

The Constitution of India provides a federal system of government in the country even though it describes India as ‘a union of states’. The term implies that firstly, the Indian federation is not the result of an agreement between independent units, and secondly, the units of Indian federation cannot leave the federation. What is Indian …

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