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Postmortems – A Medico Legal Sacrilege

–Abul Kalam Azad Sulthan, Advocate, Madurai Bench of High Court of Judicature at Madras The post-mortem, although the correct term is Necropsy[1] (meaning 'After death examination'), but that term is rarely used and widely called as Autopsy (meaning 'See it for yourself') is the key to decipher the perplexity in Medico-Legal cases. Medico-legal benefits of Post-Mortems: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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