The Union Government on the Recommendation of the ________ Under the Chairmanship of __________ Has Decided to Decriminalize Section ________ of the Indian Penal Code. - Legal Reasoning


Fill in the blanks: Choose the pair of words that complete the sentence to make logical sense.

The Union Government on the recommendation of the ________ under the chairmanship of __________ has decided to decriminalize Section ________ of the Indian Penal Code.


  • 20th Law Commission, Justice A P Shah & 309

  • 20th law COmmission, Justice MP Shah & 307

  • Supreme court Justice H.L. Dattu & section 309

  • Planning Commission, Law Minister, section 309



20th Law Commission, Justice A P Shah & 309

Concept: Indian Constitution (Entrance Exams)
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2014-2015 (May) Set 1


In this Question, the problem consists of a set of rules and facts. Apply the specified rules to the set of facts and answer the question.

A. A minor is a person who is below the age of eighteen. However, where a guardian administers the minor's property the age of majority is twenty-one.
B. A minor is not permitted by law to enter into a contract. Hence, where a minor enters into a contract with a major person, the contract is not enforceable. This effectively means that neither the minor nor the other party can make any claim on the basis of the contract.
C. In a contract with a minor, if the other party hands over any money or confers any other benefit on the minor, the same shall not be recoverable from the minor unless the other party was deceived by the minor to hand over money or any other benefit. The other party will have to show that (he minor misrepresented her age, he was ignorant about the age of the minor and that he handed over the benefit on the basis of such representation.

Facts Ajay convinces Bandita, a girl aged I8 that she should sell her land to him. Bandita's mother Chaaru is her guardian. Nonetheless Bandita, without the permission of Chaaru, sells the land to Ajay for a total sum of rupees fifty lakh, paid in full and final settlement of the price. Chaaru challenges this transaction claiming that Bandita is a minor and hence the possession of the land shall not be given to Ajay. Thus Ajay is in a difficult situation and has no idea how to recover his money from Bandita.

In order to defend the sale, Bandita will need to show that

There is no provision in the Constitution for the impeachment of 

As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence?

Directions: The question below consists of two statements, one labeled as ‘Assertion’ (A) and another as ‘Reason’ (R). Examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items from the codes given below.

Assertion (A): It is the legal and constitutional duty of the State to provide legal aid to the poor.

Reason (R): No one should be denied justice by reason of his poverty.

Which of the following act, first time provided for the establishment of the Public Service Commission?

Supreme Court of India propounded sequence basic doctrine in which of the following case?

Which of the following Article states that India as a Union of States rather than a Federation of States?

Who among the following has the power to regulate the right of citizenship in India? 

Which one of the following Articles of DPSP deals with the promotion of International peace and security?

Which of the following Article deal with the status of the Council of Minister?

Who was the first leader of the opposition on Lok Sabha?

The Parliament can legislate on any subject in the State List

  1. If the Rajya Sabha declares by a two-third majority resolution that it is expedient to do so in the national interest.
  2. For the implementation of international treaties or agreements.
  3. If two or more states make a request to Parliament to do so.
  4. When Article 356 is imposed in the state.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

The power to direct, control the elections to the Panchayat is vested in ___________.

Central Vigilance Commissioner shall hold office for a term of ___________ years from the date on which he enters upon his office.

Which of the following constitutions is a unitary constitution?

Answer the question which follows from the application of the under mentioned legal principle.

Principle: The law permits citizens to use force only for protection when necessary against imminent attack.

Facts: P with the intention of committing theft entered the house of Q. Q, on seeing him entering, struck him with a lathi and P fell down unconscious. Thereafter, Q gave him another blow of lathi on his head which caused his death. On being prosecuted for murder, Q took the plea of private defense. Which of the following argument is valid?

Answer the question which follows from the application of the under mentioned legal principle.

Principle: Only Parliament or State Legislatures have the authority to enact laws on their own. No law made by the State can take away a person’s fundamental right.

Facts: Parliament enacted a law, which according to a group of lawyers is violating the fundamental rights of traders. A group of lawyers files a writ petition challenging the Constitutional validity of the statute seeking relief to quash the statute and further direct Parliament to enact a new law.

Assertion (A): If the budget presented to the Rajya Sabha in not passed in the stipulated period, the budget proposals are not affected.

Reason (R): The Lok Sabha is more powerful, in financial matters than the Rajya Sabha.

The question consists of legal propositions/ principles (hereinafter referred to as 'principle') and facts. These principles have to be applied to the given facts to arrive at the most reasonable conclusion.

Principle: Damages are the money recompense, as far as money can do, for the violation of a right.

Facts: A, an Indian citizen, have a right to vote, was not allowed to cast his vote on the polling booth, by the returning officer. Name of A was mentioned in the voter's list. A has also reported at the polling booth in time. However, the candidate in whose favour A would have cast his vote won the election. A filed a suit claiming damages.

The following question consists of two statements one labelled as ‘Assertion’ (A) and other as ‘Reason’ (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the correct answer.

Assertion (A): The State shall not make any law, which takes away or abridges the rights conferred by Part-III (Fundamental Rights) and any law made in contravention of this clause shell, to the extent of the contravention, be void.

Reason (R): The Fundamental Rights are the rights reserved by the people and for this reason, they are eternal and sacrosanct.


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