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Questions tagged [india]

For questions specific to Indian law.

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Can I use `© 2019 My Name` in a application created by me without registering for official copyright in India?

Indian gov copyright site Ques: Is it necessary to register a work to claim copyright? Ans: No. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. Copyright ...
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To whom does the Vice President of India submit his resignation?

In India, the Vice-President shall submit his resignation to the President. But my question is: In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall submit his resignation to____?
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Can I destroy intellectual property (code) if I don't get paid, India?

My company is withholding salary for the last 6 months. The problem is a year and a half old. Can I destroy (delete) the code that I wrote with a backup but not making them know until I get my salary.
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed?

I am reading conflicting information. 1) OCI is lifelong. YET- 2) OCI is needed to be renewed each time passport is renewed before 21. YET- 3) OCI card holder can travel to India with OCI on old ...
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Is there a law about mixing alcohol in eatables in India

I am considering starting a shack/small restaurant. I am considering adding items that will have alcohol mixed in them. What is the law around this in India? I am not considering selling alcohol. It ...
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Question about potentially illegal construction

Disclaimer: The following is the situation one of my friend has been facing. But since he doesn't have an account on SE and doesn't want to create any just for asking this question, he asked me to ...
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Can a non-indian spouse claim rights/share in Indian properties on divorce?

I am a divorced Indian citizen in USA and have grown up kids in India. I am going to get married to a non-Indian citizen in USA. She has German citizenship and will still have her German citizenship ...
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What does “Government of India” means in Fundamental Rights?

So far my understanding has been that the government is the driver, the face of the State, and executive, legislature and judiciary are the three branches of the government. That's what I have so far ...
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Denying admission to students

I am familiar with the fact that many theaters display the message 'Management reserves the right of admission' or something similar. Today, our pre-board mock tests (Class 10) ended, and me and my ...
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Is it a crime if someone inserts ads inside an existing software?

If you search on Internet, you would be able to find apps that are modified to insert code that shows ads here and there. For example, you can take the official WhatsApp Android APK and insert code to ...
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Using Brand Names as our Customers for advertising [closed]

I am the owner of a marketing business, XYZ Solutions (Ind) Pvt. Ltd. Now, I want to increase my sales so can I use Brand Names like Amazon, Flipkart, Ebay, Google, etc as my customers in my Website? ...
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Is Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 applicable for a person Scheduled Cast or Scheduled Tribe itself?

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. I want to know if this act is applicable against who disrespecting own family members who is come under Scheduled Cast or ...
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Is it legal in India to disallow food and water to be brought in to a public place?

In some cities in India, the malls having movie theaters do not allow people to bring their own food or even water inside the movie theater. When I say their own food it includes the food or water ...
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Is it legal to buy/sell a property through power of attorney?

Is there a legal way to buy/sell a property(apartment) in a locality where registration is paused? Heard about power-of-attorney way but not sure if its valid in this scenario! Any advice on this ...
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What should I add behind the Trade Name for my Sole Proprietorship?

I am registered as a Sole Proprietorship in India to do business. I have provided a Trade Name eg. ABC So I have 2 questions: In my Terms of Service and any other legal document can I use the Trade ...
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Identifying corruption in tendering process

Under Indian law, is it allowable for a department (or department head) to bypass the a formal open "request for tender" process, by instead calling limited tender among arbitrary selected venders. ...
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Is it Mandatory to have same Name ( Word-to-Word) on all your Identity Documents ( India)?

I have an issue with my PAN and Aadhar Card with both having Either Initial or Full Middle name difference. My Question Specifically is , when Government of India has taken pains to maintain Biometric ...
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Acquisition of land by the government

I have 14 marla (3150 sq. ft. or ~294 sq. m) of land in Tanda Urmur, in the Hoshiarpur district, connected to a road. This land is to be acquired by the government for widening the road. The market ...
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Are there any criteria in india to register a land for specific purpose?

In india can you register a land to other person for doing anything specific in the land? Like if I give it for agriculture or for devotional songs or Kirtan or any specific purpose? If they happen to ...
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Can I get my house permitted by municipality after construction?

I have a house constructed by my ancestors in my registered property. Can I demolish that and reconstruct another house in my registered property? The house constructed prior has no permission (I ...
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Termination condition in an NDA

Party A ( from India, is the service provider) signed a NDA with a Party B ( from KSA, service buyer). The parties did not mention any termination condition in the agreement. Now after 4 years, the ...
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What is the punishment for misusing Aadhar card details in India.?

Some unknown person created an online account with my Aadhar card details and booked a room with that account. I guess the person is the PG owner to whom I gave my Aadhar card to photocopy as proof ...
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Forged signature in DHL Invoice

My sister in India sent her dysfunctional iphone to me in the UK through DHL. She signed some paperwork and was charged Rs. 4300 for the transfer. She did not quote a value for the product nor did she ...
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Is Judicial overreach constitutional in India?

I recently came across an article reporting that the India's Supreme Court has passed a judgement which has the effect of diluting the THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ...
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Can I use the copyright symbol on my website without registration of copyright in India?

I wanted to ask whether I can use the copyright symbol on my website without actually registering it. COPYRIGHT © AUTHOR And is it allowed according to Indian copyright law? I came to know ...
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Do citizens of India have a legal right ask a website to delete their personal information?

Is there any rule under the IT Act or any other regulation in India which provides the right to withdraw consent from providing your personal information? I want to delete my personal information ...
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India: What happens when flat buyers not interested in claims but in flat's registry? How can IRP help in that?

A person purchases a flat and pays 100% of the flat's value including all other formalities. In return, the builder provides possession but not the registry. What's next? The Buyer is not interested ...
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india relating corporate law employment in government company harassment for not getting involved in irregular practices

Is it legal for a government-owned company in India to register vendors without publicity, and carry out a limited tender among them without publicity,by selecting among vendors registered on basis of ...
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Can't a state in India challenge the Parliament in court?

In an ongoing case challenging the centre's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for government welfare schemes, the Supreme Court bench asked the West Bengal state counsel: "In a federal structure, ...
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Copyright issues - Cover song on online platforms

If I upload a cover song on platform where a cover song can not be sold(commercialized) but users have an option to support me financially on that website. Will I be liable for copyright issues? ...
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Self incrimination during medical examination

If, during a medical examination, an alleged accused says anything that might incriminate himself, it should be neither recorded nor reported.[emphasis mine] source: Synopsis of forensic medicine and ...
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Can a person legally convert to any religion including very minor religions in India or disavow all religion?

Say a person in India wants to change his religion in Government certificates like the Aadhar card (UID) to say "Pastafarianism" or "Ancient Greek Religion" (think Zeus) or "Scientology". Does the ...
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Software copyrights - can i use screen name instead of real name?

I'm trying to use my screen name (say "Cyfrost") instead of my real name (say "Billy Raymond") for a copyright notice inside my software, by doing so, I'm hoping to achieve credit to my work. Here's ...
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India/Japan: Validity of Indian Notarised Agreement in Japan

An agreement between two parties (one from India and one from Japan) is notarised in India. As per the terms of the agreement the arbitration (if the need arise in future) venue would be Japan. 1- ...
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Trade Marks Act 1999: How to respond to objection as per Section 9(1) (b)

This is with reference to Section 9(1) (b) of the Trade Marks Act 1999. I got an objection regarding my trademark application under the above section. The examination reports it as : The above ...
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Will a site get into trouble if it's users use it's resources for unethical/unhealthy things on the internet?

Take the site 10minutemail.com for example. What if someone uses the temporary email and logs into somewhere on the internet and does something illegal. When the investigations happen, the email will ...
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validity of passports after stamped deported

if a person is deported from a country where he used to work to the country of his origin and his passport has been stamped DEPORTED IS the passport still valid for visit to other countries
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Is it legal and what are liabilities for a freelancer/contractor to be responsible for employees and equipment?

This is in India. If the bosses of a startup go out of state on business purposes, would they legally be able to delegate responsibility of their office premises to a freelancer who is there to build ...
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Is there a legal prohibition on aircraft cabin crew serving as witnesses?

While browsing some stuff on quora, I came across that cabin crew is not a legal witness as per law. Cabin crew cannot be a legal witness as per the law, due to cabin pressure and altitude they ...
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Why are lynching and mob-justice so popular in India?

Thousands joined gang which kidnapped 'rapist' from Indian prison - then stripped him naked and beat him to death Crowds attack Africans in India after teen's death Indian mob beats two Muslims to ...
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Is the killing of human being less punishable than that of a cow in India because of British Common Law?

Refer to this article, ... 14 Years Of Jail For Killing A Cow, 2 Years For Killing A Human Being ... What is the source of this law? Is this law derived from British Common Law? If YES, does ...
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Is an engagement letter the same as an approximate quote?

I needed some legal help from a law firm (in India), and visited them to ask them how much they charge. They said it's their billing department that decides that, and they'd get back in touch by email....
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Lift laws and maintanance in a residential flat

In India, what are the legal facilities/minimum maintanance requirements (Like alarms, phones, power back up etc) for a lift installed in a residential flat?Who are responsible for any accidents ...
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Is it legal in India to sedate someone without consent and put them in an ambulance?

Suppose you have a family member who has a serious issue (like alcoholism or drug addiction) which they refuse to get help for, and it gets to the point where they pose a serious threat to themselves. ...
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The HP laptop I received is not as per specification. Can I file a complaint at court?

I ordered a HP laptop online (from hpshopping.in). Before I ordered the product I had a chat with HP representative using the HP assistant chatting options provided in the website. The representative ...
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Difference between pocket and absolute veto in the context of Indian constitution

The pocket of Indian President is bigger than that of US President Meaning that the Indian President can keep a bill pending for infinite time then what is the difference between absolute veto, where ...
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What is the difference between Article 10 and Article 11 of the Indian Constitution

I am from a non law background and reading Indian Constitution. After reading Laxmikanth and PM Bakshi, what I could get is that both the Articles deals with law made by parliament related to ...
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How is bias avoided in the selection of members of Constitutional benches in India?

In India, cases involving a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India are resolved by specially appointed Constitution Benches. This comprises of 5 or more ...
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Can I re-distribute public domain work from a copyrighted source?

I've seen many books and apps meant to teach the teachings of Person X, who died centuries ago. I have a book by Party B called "Life according to Person X". This book says "All Rights Reserved" and ...
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Is producing porn partially legal in India?

Just now I am browsing videos on free porn streaming sites, but I saw so many homemade porn contents are produced in India itself. But According to Indian Penal Codes, Producing porn is illegal & ...