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How the Indian Legal System treats its prisoners? What are the different international treaties on prison reforms ratified by India?  

-Abul Kalam Azad Sulthan, Advocate, Madurai Bench of High Court of Judicature at Madras Introduction: Recently, the Apex Court of India criticized and expressed its concerns on the debased and depraved conditions of the prisons and sub-human treatments to prisoners prevailing in Indian prisons. The shabby structure of the prisons, cram-full and congested prisons, increasing [...]

What are the laws a doctor must be aware of?

– Abul Kalam Azad Sulthan, Advocate, High Court of Judicature at Madras and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court & Partner, Spicy Law LLP. Introduction: Doctors are approached by patients as the patients believe that the doctor can give medical treatment with the knowledge and experience gained from the medical education and years of practice, and [...]

Commercial Courts, Commercial Divisions and Commercial Appellate Divisions (“Special Courts”)

– Abul Kalam Azad Sulthan, Advocate, High Court of Judicature at Madras and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court & Partner, Spicy Law LLP. Introduction: As we all know, in India, the Judiciary is overloaded with bundles of cases and hence we cannot expect to get a speedy decision for the cases. Due to this indefinite [...]

Due diligence checklist before buying a chemical factory

Introduction This article is about due diligence checklist before buying a chemical factory. There are three different aspects the prospective buyer should look for before buying a chemical business. Those can be categorized under the following broad heads. 1. Corporate structure, 2. Operation of business (Manufacturing, export, etc), and 3. Compliance with legal regulations. Let [...]

Is offering your house to strangers for staying through Airbnb legal? What would one need to do so legally?

– Abul Kalam Azad Sulthan, Advocate, High Court of Judicature at Madras and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court & Partner, Spicy Law LLP. Introduction: Airbnb is an aggregator and online marketplace which enables people to list their properties, vacant rooms in home for short-term stay. Airbnb does not own any property, building etc, but merely [...]

What should an Indian entrepreneur know about Mauritius if he or she is planning to take foreign investment?

– Abul Kalam Azad Sulthan, Advocate, High Court of Judicature at Madras and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court & Partner, Spicy Law LLP. Introduction: Mauritius is an Island nation in the Indian Ocean with an area of about 2000 Square Kilometers and has a population of just 1.3 million. Mauritius is different from similar island [...]

Monopoly in Electricity Industry and Regulatory Authorities

  The Electricity sector in India is still a 'Government Monopoly' when it comes to transmission and distribution of powers. Although there is 42% share by Private sector in Power Generation, there is no competition in the power distribution and hence the consumers do not have the freedom to choose between different distributors as envisaged [...]

Consumer Protection Perspectives on Electricity

Since there is a monopoly in vast majority of electricity industry, there is a strong need for consumer protection mechanisms. Although the independent regulators are doing well in their duty of overseeing and regulating the industry, there is a need for institutions at the consumer level to protect them from erring suppliers. The Ombudsman: The [...]

How Could Co-Founders Agreement Helped in Housing.com Dispute?

Introduction: Housing.com dispute is a well-known issue and is a lesson to be studied by the entrepreneurs before starting a startup venture. The major question behind the housing.com dispute is what will happen to the startup if one or more co-founders leave the business. If there is an agreement without any ambiguity, then the chance [...]

Salient Features of the Electricity Act, 2003

Policies: The Electricity Act, 2003 envisages that policies to be framed regarding various aspects and it should be done by the Central Government in consultation with the State Governments and Electricity Commissions as the subject is in the concurrent list of Schedule VII of the Constitution of India. National Electricity Policy (Section 3 of the [...]

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