Right of Senior Citizen to evict Daughter-in-law

When a senior citizen approaches a writ court to direct the eviction of his son and daughter-in-law from a shared household, it must be viewed from the prism of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. This is the remark that the Calcutta High Court made on 23rd July 2021 in the case Ramapada Basak & Anr v. State of West Bengal & Ors while deciding a plea by two senior citizens (petitioners) seeking the eviction of the son and daughter-in-law from their residence.

Sedition Law in India : An Overview

The Section 124A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) lays down in broad terms what sedition is. Sedition generally means conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the legally established authority of the State. In a democracy every citizen has the right to question the government. Any criticism becomes sedition only when it leads to incitement of violence or overthrow of rule of law. Sedition is closely allied to treason. Any criticism becomes seditious only when it should have a pernicious tendency to create public disorder or disturbance of law and order.