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Key Arguments from India’s Same Sex Marriage Hearing

In this video we share the recent highlights of the same-sex marriage hearing. Here, we’ll be discussing some of the important statements made by the lawyers in the case.

One of the most notable statements came from Mukul Rohatgi, who argued that LGBTQ individuals should have the right to the institution of marriage. He suggested that the court could read “spouse” in place of “man and woman” or “husband and wife.” Rohatgi also noted that the concept of marriage has evolved over time, and that same-sex couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Advocate Menaka Guruswamy also made a strong case for same-sex marriage, pointing out that marriage is not just about dignity, but also about access to legal rights and benefits such as bank accounts, life insurance, and medical insurance. She argued that LGBTQ individuals are being denied these rights and protections, and that this is a matter of basic fairness and equality.

Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also weighed in, noting that society has become more accepting of same-sex relationships in recent years. He acknowledged that there is still a long way to go, but that progress is being made.

On the other hand, Solicitor General Mehta argued that the question of same-sex marriage is not just about privacy and dignity, but also about the role of the judiciary versus the role of the legislature. He suggested that the recognition of same-sex relationships should come from legislation, rather than a judicial order.

Finally, Mukul Rohatgi spoke out about the discrimination that LGBTQ individuals face on a daily basis. He noted that until the court issues a clear ruling on same-sex marriage, this discrimination will continue.

Overall, the hearing was a significant moment in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ rights in India. While the outcome of the case remains to be seen, the arguments made by the lawyers suggest that there is growing momentum toward legalizing same-sex marriage and granting LGBTQ individuals the same rights and protections as everyone else.


Interface between Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and Admiralty Act

Watch now LawWiser’s Explainer with Zoeb Cuttlerywala, Associate Partner, Phoenix Legal, on “Interface between Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and Admiralty Act”. The interplay between IBC and Admiralty Act has caught everybody’s attention with a very recent ruling of the Bombay High Court in the commercial admiralty suit between Angre Port Private Ltd. v/s Vessel TAG 15. Watch Zoeb explaining in detail the facts of the case along with the issues involved and the findings by the Bombay High Court. He also states that this matter has brought clarity to important issues governing Admiralty law and insolvency law. #Commercial #Banking #IBC #Bombay #Highcourt #Admiralty #Insolvency #Explainer #Suit #Legalupdate #Legalvideo #Video


Cosmetic Rules 2020 | #Explainer | LawWiser | Phoenix Legal

#Watchnow LawWiser’s #Explainer where Ritika Ganju, Partner, Phoenix Legal, takes us through the “Cosmetic Rules, 2020”.

Cosmetics although a substantial industry has been regulated thus far alongside drugs under the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940. With a huge range of international brands and booming domestic cosmetic production, it became inevitable for the regulator to streamline the regulatory process and procedures separately for cosmetic industry.

The Cosmetic Rules, 2020, issued by the government under the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act is the first step for streamlining the processes dedicated to cosmetics.

Watch Ritika succinctly explaining the objective of these rules and when do the rules become effective and how they affect the validity of approval’s/licenses issued prior to the new rules becoming effective.

To understand this and much more, watch the full video on the link given below. #cosmetic #lawwiser #phoenixlegal #cosmeticrules2020 #cosmeticlaw #drugsandcosmeticsact #legalknowledge #explainervideo #law2022 #legal


Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2021 – Explainer

#Watchnow our new #Explainer on the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Part 1 by Abhishek Saxena, Co-Founding Partner, Phoenix Legal.

The bill was passed by the Parliament in the recently concluded Monsoon Session. It has done away with the contentious retrospective tax demand provisions. This bill also addresses the inconsistencies with the taxation laws, especially with the tax demands. To bring clarity around the taxations laws, it was crucial to bring this amendment. These amendments will also ease investors apprehensions about investing in India.

India’s dispute with Vodafone and Cairn Energy for tax demands also highlighted the issue of retrospective taxation in India. This bill amends the Income Tax Act, 1961, and provides that no tax demand shall be raised in future on basis of these retrospective amendments. These demands were for any indirect transfer of Indian assets if the transaction was undertaken before May 28, 2012.

#Tuneinnow to watch Part 1 of the #Explainers by Lawwiser where Abhishek takes us through – the provisions of the taxation laws that this Bill seeks to amend – amendment to Section 9 of the Finance Act, 2021 in the aftermath of the Vodafone judgment – actions taken by the authorities after the enactment – how was the move of the authorities received by Vodafone – Cairn Group-India dispute

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Explainer – Indian Parties and Foreign Seat of Arbitration

The Supreme Court in its judgment in the case of PASL Wind Solutions Pvt. Ltd. v. GE Power Conversion India Pvt. Ltd., has settled the issue of Indian Parties electing Foreign Seat of Arbitration.

Watch now #Explainer by Vasanth Rajasekharan, Partner, Phoenix Legal explaining the issue of Indian Parties and Foreign Seat of Arbitration. He takes us through the various provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act by focussing on the 1st and the 2nd Parts of the Act. And explains the law as regards the seat of Arbitration in India currently.

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Construction Law Concept – Explainer

One of the tricky concepts to understand in construction law is the concept related to the extension of time for performance of the contract which is also known as “Time at large”.

Watch Prarabdha R Jaipuriar, General Counsel and Head of Contract Management, SUEZ India decoding this important concept and explaining various aspects of EOT mechanism, Liquidated Damages provision, and many others.

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Code On Wages by Rajendra Misra – Explainer

The Labour laws have been consolidated into 4 Codes and this video focuses on one of the – Code on Wages, 2019.

As part of LawWiser’s Expert #Explainer series, Rajendra Mishra, General Counsel, IHCL helps us understand this new Code on Wages that has subsumed the provisions of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

He also highlights the key changes to various aspects such as the definition of wage, conditions of payment of wage, and penalty among others. #watchnow to understand what these changes are and how they will impact your organisation.

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The Right to Healthcare in India explained

The budget this year comes during the ongoing corona crisis; making healthcare one of the most important allocations in the budget. Thus, it’s by no measure surprising that its figured foremost in the budget presented by #FinMin.While its effectiveness is yet to be evaluated, we present to you a quick video on the nuances of the right to healthcare.


India’s expenditure on health is a mere 1.29% of the GDP in 2019-20. Though there have been ample revolutions, the Right to Healthcare in India has always been a concern.

The Insights

The right to healthcare in India has been emphasized in the constitution through different articles and rights. Let us have a quick look-

  1. Under Article 38 of the Indian constitution strict liability has been imposable by the state that will secure a social order to promote the welfare of the people.
  2. Under Article 39(e) of the Indian constitution, special importance has been specifiable to workers’ health.
  3. Article 41 imposes a duty to ensure public assistance for those who are sick and disabled.
  4. Article 47 casts a duty to raise people’s nutrition levels and standard of living and improve public health.
  5. Moreover, the constitution does not oblige the state to enhance public health. It also endows the panchayats and municipalities to strengthen public health under article 243(G).
  6. Currently, “public health and sanitization, hospitals and dispensaries” falls under the state list in the 7th schedule of the constitution.

The Cases

There have been some cases which remarks the right to healthcare in India such as-

  1. Bandhua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India recognized the right to healthcare as a right that flows from the right to life under the constitution of India.
  2. State of Punjab v. Ram Lubhaya Bugga, the court recognized that the right to health care is fundamental to the right to life and that it is for the state to ensure it.

India has taken major steps to improve its public health system and has become a leader in health administration.

However, the recent worsening of the economic crisis and the widening gap between rich and poor has worsened the already alarming situation and created even more problems for the poor people.

Health Care Bill

Right to Healthcare in India was initiable during the 17th session of the Indian Legislature, considered the first national health reform plan.

The main function of this bill is to provide basic healthcare services to all citizens of India, free of cost.

This bill intends to introduce transparency and accountability into the health sector and encourage private investment in the healthcare sector. The National Health Mission is another important bill that seeks to empower state governments and promote rural development.

The bill’s focus is more on structural reforms such as-

-Developing hospitals and clinics,

-Improving the clinical facilities,

-Recruiting skilled staff, and

-Ensuring timely access to affordable healthcare services.

The Right to Healthcare in India

Right to Healthcare in India seeks to protect the interests of the needy in the healthcare system by improving the quality of service delivery. The bill’s primary objective is-

-To ensure quality health care services and

-Protect the interests of the vulnerable sections of society.

Unlike the International conventions on healthcare, the Right to Healthcare in India does not emphasize protecting individuals’ rights and freedom related to medical decision-making.

Right to Healthcare in India also emphasizes the principle of informed consent and refusal of treatment for non-compliance, involuntary treatment, and health tests, informed treatment, and respect for a person’s privacy.

According to the pre-condition for eligibility for the grant, every resident of India is eligible to avail of health facilities.

Therefore, the right to Healthcare in India facilitates the provision of medical assistance to those who may not seek proper treatment on their own.

The right to adequate medical care and service is:-

-A human right that has been guarantee able to every individual by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. However, the scenario is not satisfactory in the country, with many healthcare facilities being makeshift and outdated.

Many people suffer in poverty because of the lack of basic facilities and proper equipment in the country. However, the Government of India has taken measures to improve the healthcare system, thereby providing the Right to Healthcare to all.

Right to Healthcare in India is confinable to the health hazards faced by the community at large and the hazards faced by an individual.


Various studies conducted by international agencies have indicated how the community suffers from poor health and sanitation conditions. With the growth of the population, these issues have grown and are now becoming a major health hazard.

The demands of better and improved healthcare facilities have prompted various researches to address these issues on a long-term basis.

A balance needs to be struck between ensuring cooperative federalism and coordination between center and state so that benefit of the right to healthcare in India reaches all.

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Foreign Arbitration Awards in India – Recognition and Enforcement

It’s National Law Day today and what better way to celebrate it than explaining complex laws in a simple, short-form video.

LawWiser brings to you one of the best-known experts in Arbitration Mr. Tejas Karia, Partner and Head, Arbitration, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., who simplifies ‘recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in India’

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The Copyright Issue Of The E- Newspapers – One On One

Did you know, forwarding e-newspapers on WhatsApp is a violation of The Copyrights Act!

Know more about the key Copyright issues of the E-newspapers in this video.

LawWiser brings you a Conversation with Govind Vijay, Deputy General Counsel – HT Media Ltd on ‘The Copyright Issue of the E-Newspapers’

In our One-on-One Series

In this video, you will understand the Copyright Issue of the E-Newspapers.

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