A Comment on Nirbhaya – The Case That Shook the Country

20th March 2020, four men accused of gangrape of Nirbhaya were finally executed by hanging after more than 7 years. “Justice has finally been done”, said Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s mother. The death sentence awarded gained support both nationally and internationally as the events of the barbaric and heinous crime committed on the night of 16Continue reading “A Comment on Nirbhaya – The Case That Shook the Country”

Pre-Trial Proceedings

Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is the procedural law for conducting a criminal trial in India. The basic importance of criminal procedure has to be borne in mind, as it is the procedure that spells much of the difference between rule of law and rule by whim and caprice.[1] A Fair trial means that bothContinue reading “Pre-Trial Proceedings”

Tender of Pardon under the Code of Criminal Procedure

A Pardon is an act of mercy or forgiveness. Tender means “offer”. Tender of pardon thus means an offer of mercy or forgiveness given to a person who is accused of committing, attempting to commit, or being otherwise involved in the commission of a certain offence. A pardon exempts the individual on whom it isContinue reading “Tender of Pardon under the Code of Criminal Procedure”

Feminist Critique of Phul Singh v. State of Haryana

The judicial system is supposed to be the pillar of justice. Its aim should be to provide justice to every individual whenever his/her right has been breached so as to correct the wrong which has been perpetrated. Although it is expected of the judiciary to be impartial while adjudicating on any case, the judgments deliveredContinue reading “Feminist Critique of Phul Singh v. State of Haryana”

Kinds of Trials under the Code of Criminal Procedure

The trial is a crucial point in any criminal proceeding. The CrPC does not provide for any specific definition of a ‘trial’. In the basic sense, it means the judicial adjudication of a person’s guilt or innocence.  Sec. 190 of the CrPC talks of the conditions that need to be fulfilled before proceedings can beContinue reading “Kinds of Trials under the Code of Criminal Procedure”