Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?

“Access to justice cannot suffer in a lockdown, whatever be the circumstances” ­-Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud[1] It won’t be wrong to say that this pandemic has highlighted the weak links in our justice system. A year ago, when the COVID Pandemic was not a conceivable threat, Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sharad Bobde wasContinue reading “Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?”

Plea Bargaining in India

The Indian judiciary is very well known for its unbiased nature, delivery of justice, and independent status in the country. Our forefathers have always given justice a dominant position. In spite of all the written provisions in the largest Constitution of the world, there has been a huge backlog of cases in the country. ThisContinue reading “Plea Bargaining in India”

Relevancy of DNA Tests

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. It is a genetic code found in every cell (not found in red blood cells) of the human body which is unique to each individual. The DNA of two persons can never be the same except in the case of identical twins. Using DNA profiling, it is possible to identifyContinue reading “Relevancy of DNA Tests”

An Overview of Virtual / E-Courts

Over 3 million cases are pending in high courts and around 26 million cases in district courts and the number of judges available are very few in order to deal with the cases. Each day thousands of cases are filed in these courts which increases the burden of the courts and also the cost toContinue reading “An Overview of Virtual / E-Courts”

COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?

Every crisis brings some opportunities to enhance and boost your skill. The novel pandemic has affected the world drastically. From business to education every sector of the economy has been disturbed. Access to justice is very important which is only possible when the judicial system will function properly and courts will uphold the justice andContinue reading “COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?”

Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making

In India, the successful functioning of Indian Judiciary over the years that fall fundamentally within the legislation raises some real and noticeable concerns such as ‘Judicial Activism.’ Similarly, this part of ‘Judicial Activism’ holds the distance from being a true field among others since the law made by the judge has got enormous recognition throughoutContinue reading “Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making”

Delay in Justice: Should it be Penalized?

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.  -Domitus Ulpian A good society requires fair access and administration of justice. It is the means by which all the injustices established in the society can be sanctioned and removed so as to ensure a better, safe, and peaceful society. Mr.Continue reading “Delay in Justice: Should it be Penalized?”

Independence of Judiciary: A Comparative Analysis

Independence of the judiciary is something that is indispensable for the smooth running of a democracy. The judicial system is one that should be free of the pressure of fear or favor. There have been various measures taken in different countries for the protection of the independent stance of the judicial system. There are constitutionalContinue reading “Independence of Judiciary: A Comparative Analysis”

Application of Section 5 of the Limitation Act to Proceedings before Tribunals

A remedy to a right comes with a fixed lifespan. The purpose of the Limitation Act of 1963 [‘LMA’] is to provide for a limitation period to extinguish the remedy. Section 5 of the LMA talks about condoning the delay exercised in the filing of an appeal or application. The scope of the section excludesContinue reading “Application of Section 5 of the Limitation Act to Proceedings before Tribunals”

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”