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INTERMEDIARY RULES OF 2021: HARASSING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF A DEMOCRACY AND THE PRIVACY OF ITS CITIZENS ON A THOUSAND COUNTS
Digital media has aimed at individuals to socialise, interact, grow and express; however, as a fact people have started misusing it to put forward threatening, deceptive and defamatory content. To regulate such practices, the Government of India has enacted, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021[i]; to regulate the content and actions of the intermediaries, thus defined under the law.
IBC Suspension – More a problem than solution? – By Aishwarya Anand
When the economy is fighting back from the slowdown and disruption caused by COVID-19, the Finance Minister, as a part of her economic relief package and to promote an “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” has announced an ad-hoc suspension of section 7, 9 and 10 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (\”IBC\”) intending that no fresh insolvencies can be initiated against companies\’ for one year while keeping the COVID-19 related-debt outside the purview of default under IBC.
Simplifying the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act – the Amnesty Scheme of 2020 – By Aishwarya Anand and Kritika Singh
In the wake of giant quantum of disputes amounting to approximately Rs. 9.32 lakh crorepending adjudication before various levels of income tax adjudication fora ranging from Commissioner (Appeals), Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), High Courts and Supreme Court has made the Government announce a dispute resolution scheme“Vivad se Vishwas” while presenting the Budget 2020.
THE TRYST OF COMPULSORY LICENSING IN INDIA: THE EXIGENCY OF THE PANDEMIC
The Supreme Court of India has always unfailingly come to the aid of the citizens whenever the legislature and the executive have failed to fulfil their obligations. Commandeering the process of effective dispensation of law, the Apex Court of the country took suo motu cognizance[i] of the humanitarian crisis following the “unpredicted” wave of COVID-19 pandemic on 24th April 2021, thereby, urging the Central Government to review its policies in wake of the national emergency in the country.