Law Commission of India: News

06 Jan 2024

Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind-led panel seeks public suggestions on 'One Nation, One Election'

A high-level committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, has sought suggestions from the public on the "One Nation, One Election" idea.

24 Sep 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind-led panel to seek political parties' suggestions on 'One Election'

A high-level committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, met for the first time to discuss the feasibility of the "One Nation, One Election" idea on Saturday, PTI reported.

Supreme Court rejects PIL seeking National Commission for Men

The Supreme Court has rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the framing of guidelines to deal with incidents of suicide by married men and the establishment of a "National Commission for Men" to address such issues.

28 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

After Modi's UCC push, Muslim Law Board begins consultation process

Hours after PM Narendra Modi pitched for the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) began its consultation process over the sensitive issue.

28 Jan 2023

Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju questions SC Collegium's conduct for publicizing 'secret reports'

Union Law and Justice Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Kiren Rijiju, has questioned the Supreme Court Collegium's conduct over publishing sensitive and secret reports in the public domain recently.

Succession law: Centre supports provision prioritizing husband's kin

The Centre supported a clause in the succession law that says if a woman dies without leaving a will, the husband's family takes precedence over her own parents.

10 Jul 2021


UP proposes population control law. What does it say?

The Uttar Pradesh law panel has prepared the draft of a proposed law aimed at controlling the population of the state.

12 Nov 2018


SC: Up to Parliament to make rape laws gender neutral

On Monday, the Supreme Court observed that rape laws in India should indeed be gender neutral, but that it would not interfere in the matter.

03 Aug 2018


Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC

The SC has commenced hearing on a much-criticized law: the 158-year-old criminalization of adultery in India.

06 Jul 2018


Legalizing gambling in sports would leave room for cheating: CPI

Veteran Communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today said legalizing gambling and betting in sports would create "lots of problems", leave room for cheating and provide no level playing field.

06 Jul 2018


Gambling, Sports betting should be legal in India: Law Commission

If the Law Commission of India has its way, sports betting will soon undergo a complete overhaul.

06 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SP dares BJP to hold UP-assembly, LS-polls together in 2019

Buoyed by opposition victory in key Lok Sabha by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today dared the BJP government at the Center to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state in 2019.

Asaram case: India urgently needs a witness protection law

Three witnesses were killed, at least six grievously attacked and several others injured to protect self-styled godman Asaram from getting convicted of raping a 16-year-old disciple at his Jodhpur ashram in August 2013.

SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

Today, the Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala among Muslims. It sought the views of the BJP-led government and the Law Commission about this.

07 Oct 2017


Convict facing death-sentence should die in peace, not pain: SC

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking alternatives to death by hanging for convicts sentenced to death.

02 Aug 2017


What is the debate surrounding India's new DNA-based technology bill?

Government of India is gearing up to introduce a modified version of the DNA-based technology bill, which seeks to regulate and set ethical standards for DNA testing and data maintenance.

Indian Railways has highest number of pending cases: Law Ministry

As per the Law Ministry reports, the railways is the biggest litigant among the government departments as it has nearly 66,000 pending cases in courts.

05 Jul 2017


Law Commission makes marriage registration compulsory

In a landmark judgement, the Law Commission has recommended compulsory registration of marriages within 30 days of wedding to prevent fake marriages.

07 May 2017


Justice Leila Seth: Glimpses through a legal luminary's life

Leila Seth, eminent jurist, India's first female Chief Justice of a High Court and mother of famous author Vikram Seth died from a cardiac arrest on Saturday night.

04 May 2017


Triple talaq: Muslim Board opposes amendments to law

Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on the legality of triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has opposed any changes to the law in its submission to the Law Commission.

29 Apr 2017


Legalized sports betting in India being examined: A good bet?

The Supreme Court has decided to examine whether gambling and betting in sports could be legalized.

Gay couples see restaurants, bars shut doors for New Year

Gay couples are reportedly being turned down across the country's high-end bars and restaurants, reports revealed.

04 Nov 2016


Aniruddha Rajput elected as member of UN International Law Commission

India's Aniruddha Rajput was elected as the member of UN's top body of legal experts, the International Law Commission (ILC).