Punishment in The Indian Penal Code, 1860

The Indian Penal Code,1860 consists of acts that are socially damaging and hence criminal. By way of punishments, it aims to prevent the perpetration of such acts to maintain frith and tranquility in society. Consequently, it harbors the individual and the community from unpreferable, notorious and nefarious activities. Chapter III of the Penal Code containsContinue reading “Punishment in The Indian Penal Code, 1860”

Section 295A: Paatal Lok For Filmmakers

The recent web series on the online platform Amazon Prime, by the name of Paatal Lok, has been critically praised by filmmakers across the country. Directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy and produced by Anushka Sharma, the crime thriller-cum-police procedural set mainly in Delhi makes for an engrossing watch, showing several facets of theContinue reading “Section 295A: Paatal Lok For Filmmakers”

Constitutional Riddle in Solitary Confinement

“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” A famous quote by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who himself spent twenty-seven years of his life inside the prison. In India, thereContinue reading “Constitutional Riddle in Solitary Confinement”

Medical Negligence Laws: Life Saviours or Monetary Gluttons?

A great deal of judicial intervention is required when we come to discuss the topic of Medical Negligence Laws in India. Where innocent patient looks up to the Doctors as the last hope or as the final divine call there exist certain kinds of doctors who view their noble profession as a means of exploitingContinue reading “Medical Negligence Laws: Life Saviours or Monetary Gluttons?”

The Struggle of LGBTQ Groups in India

The first thing that coursebooks teach a child is that there are two types of genders, i.e., male and female. This is where the roots of the problem lie. A child is taught since the beginning that there are only two genders, so when he/she grows up, it becomes really difficult to give up onContinue reading “The Struggle of LGBTQ Groups in India”

Child Pornography in India: A Peril of Digitalization

Children belong to the most vulnerable and gullible sect of the society which means they should be protected against all kinds of criminal activities and be provided with a guarded environment. Gone are the days when children were to be kept secured only from any physical danger like kidnapping on their way back from school.Continue reading “Child Pornography in India: A Peril of Digitalization”

The Principles of Police Interrogation: An Approach Towards an Ideal System

The Police as an institution plays a very significant role in maintaining a balance in the societal norms. In the hours of need, a policeman happens to be the most appropriate person to approach, facilitated by the Police Manuals which put forth that a police station is supposed to be a dynamic institution where anyoneContinue reading “The Principles of Police Interrogation: An Approach Towards an Ideal System”

Mental Health in India

‘A healthy mind resides in a healthy body’ – is something all of us have been hearing since childhood. While we are conscious of the importance of physical health, most of us very conveniently ignore the ‘mental health’ aspect and do not see it as a matter of serious concern. A WHO study revealed thatContinue reading “Mental Health in India”

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

Sexual Harassment at workplace is a problem that is faced by women all around the world and it is not only limited to underdeveloped countries and developing nations but it takes place even in most developed and advanced countries, in every sphere of life women are tried to be oppressed and dominated. Sexual harassment atContinue reading “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace”

The Judgement on Adultery – Joseph Shine v. UOI

“When reason of law ceases, the law itself also ceases” The Supreme Court of India in its judgment dated 27 September, 2018 struck down the pre-constitutional provision of adultery (Section 497) from the Indian Penal Code (hereinafter referred to as IPC). What is Adultery? In simple terms, Adultery refers to voluntary sexual intercourse by aContinue reading “The Judgement on Adultery – Joseph Shine v. UOI”

Adam, Eve and…

Every human being in this world is created by God and has to be recognized equally. I am what I am, so take me as I am   – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ‘Transgender’ is an umbrella term and is different from LGB- lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. There is often confusion relating to various concepts related toContinue reading “Adam, Eve and…”

Sedition in India

Sedition has become one of the emerging issues in our country but lacks certainty. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 defines the offence of sedition as “whoever excites or attempts to excite hatred or contempt towards the government established by law by words or visual representation, will be liable for fine as wellContinue reading “Sedition in India”