Animal Cruelty, Articles

An Insight into Animal Cruelty Laws in India

-By Manan Daga* Animals are living beings who enter this world for their own purpose. They are the creatures filled with love, kindness, and loyalty, but are at a loss of speech. This does not mean that they cannot feel emotions like us. Hence, there are several laws in India for the protection of animals. In… Continue reading An Insight into Animal Cruelty Laws in India

Articles, Encounter Killings

Encounter Killing: An Interplay of Law and Emotions

-By Amit Kumar* Fake Encounters A Menace In the recent times, the instances of fake encounters have increased rapidly. According to the data of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), since 1993, about 2,560 cases of encounter have been reported in the country, out of which 1,224 were found to be fake ones, which only means… Continue reading Encounter Killing: An Interplay of Law and Emotions

Articles, Ex-gratia

The Judicial Practice of Awarding Ex-gratia Reliefs: An Analysis

-By Vaayu Goyal* and Kunal Saini** Introduction Under the Indian criminal justice delivery system, a victim of a groundless arrest is denied the right to be adequately compensated for the mental agony, stress, and deprivation of personal liberty. In order to remedy this mischief and cater the lacuna, the Indian judiciary has adopted the Ex-gratia… Continue reading The Judicial Practice of Awarding Ex-gratia Reliefs: An Analysis

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The Curious Case of Necrophilia in India: Why Defiling the Dead Should Be A Penal Offence

-By Shivam Kunal* and Ishita Sapre** Necrophilia is a word that denotes the sexual desire, attraction, stimulation or sexual act of a person towards a corpse; this bizarre term finds little to no recognition in the book of laws of most countries. While some countries do not recognize necrophilia as an offence, India penalizes it… Continue reading The Curious Case of Necrophilia in India: Why Defiling the Dead Should Be A Penal Offence

Articles, CrPC

Confessions Under Cr.P.C – A Critical Review

-By Govind Gehlot* & Anuj Shukla** Introduction Confessions rate in India is very less in number. The reason for this can be irregular practices of lawyers to save their clients by hook or crook, underrated convictions, and many more. Still, Indian Criminology system has adopted the adversarial form where the accused is presumed as innocent… Continue reading Confessions Under Cr.P.C – A Critical Review

Articles, Bail

§43D (5) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 and the Reconstruction of Bail Law

-By Aanish Aggarwal* Introduction The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (‘UAPA’), 1967 was established by the Indian Government for prevention of certain unlawful activities of individuals and organisations, and to also deal with matters related to terrorism. The UAPA became India’s primary act dealing with terrorism and other related activities following the repeal of the Prevention… Continue reading §43D (5) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 and the Reconstruction of Bail Law