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”

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?”

Immigration Law

Immigration law alludes to the national resolutions, guidelines, and lawful points of reference overseeing migration into and expelling from a nation. Carefully, it is unmistakable from different issues, for example, naturalization and citizenship, although they are regularly conflated. Immigration laws differ the world over, just as per the social and political atmosphere of the occasions,Continue reading “Immigration Law”

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”

Marital Rape – A Crime that needs to be

The sacrosanct paradigm of marriage is very complex. It involves surmounting intricate hustling and courtship games. The traditional rituals, the exorbitant ceremonies that celebrate the act of marriage consequentially leads to the convoluted requirements of the domestic life of that of a husband or a wife. A married couple shares a very knotty relationship. TheContinue reading “Marital Rape – A Crime that needs to be”

Gender Neutral Laws for Rape

A crime as heinous as rape has a restrictive definition in the Indian Law. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code,[1] defines what and what not comes under the ambit of rape with its seven coded situations. The general notion of the crime being only against women has led to it becoming gender-centric and notContinue reading “Gender Neutral Laws for Rape”

Vizag Gas Leak Case and the NGT

In these chaotic times when human lives across the country are at stake due to the spread of COVID- 19 and everyone is forced to stay indoors, the gruesome tragedy has come as a bolt from the blue. News of the leakage of a hazardous gas called Styrene from the LG Polymers and Private LimitedContinue reading “Vizag Gas Leak Case and the NGT”

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?”

‘Zoom’: Zooming in on the PIL to ban the application

The difficult time brought forth by COVID-19 is changing and evolving the human race in all aspects; from new social norms to becoming more digital, the world is completely different. In the fields of education and official meetings, everything has been digitalized and has become the need of the hour. Gaining the most from theContinue reading “‘Zoom’: Zooming in on the PIL to ban the application”

Case Analysis: Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India

There are a large number of cases pending in Indian courts and considering this situation it might not be possible for everyone to attend the sessions of apex court because of infrastructural restrictions, security reasons, time constraints and other formalities involved in courts. On any given day, the Supreme Court is heavily packed with Advocates,Continue reading “Case Analysis: Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India”

Barbiturates aka ‘The Truth Serum’ and its Effect on the Legal World

Imagine an interrogation room and an extremely compliant confession from a suspect wearing a dazed expression readily answering questions. Does it ring a bell? Maybe it reminds you of an old crime thriller you’ve watched where the police try to extract a confession from the prime murder suspect; or a movie depicting a gangster extortingContinue reading “Barbiturates aka ‘The Truth Serum’ and its Effect on the Legal World”

Independent Thought v. Union of India

The judgment in Independent Thought v. Union of India[1] makes it a landmark case in the area pertaining to rape laws. The issue before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was whether sexual intercourse between a man and his wife being a girl aged between 15-18 years amounts to rape, which the bench considered of utmost publicContinue reading “Independent Thought v. Union of India”

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”