Contemporary, Criminal Jurisprudence

THE NOTION OF CUSTODIAL TORTURE: WHY INDIA NEEDS TO INTROSPECT

-By Ritik Kanoujia* and Deeptam Bhadauria** INTRODUCTION While the world continues to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic, a new social movement has seen sharp upsurge when two horrific cases of police brutality stunned the whole world, while the George Floyd case got ample media attention throughout the world and started a major movement related to… Continue reading THE NOTION OF CUSTODIAL TORTURE: WHY INDIA NEEDS TO INTROSPECT

Articles, Contemporary, Human Rights

TOWARDS A TRANS-INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE: MOVING PAST THE HETERONORMATIVITY

-By Riya Thawani and Jhalak Gupta* “The rule of law requires a just law which facilitates equality, liberty, and dignity in all its facets,”- Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. The measures against age-old and institutionalized cruelty have to be implanted by every possible means and towards all aspects, to support the change. India has taken a step… Continue reading TOWARDS A TRANS-INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE: MOVING PAST THE HETERONORMATIVITY

Articles, Contemporary

All Lives Matter: Is It So? – A need For Stringent Laws Concerning Protection Of Animals

-By Srishti Nigam* & Snehil Ajmera** Introduction India is a country where animals are considered to be sacred. Elephants (Elephas maximus) are worshipped as Lord Ganesha by the Hindus. Even after placing the elephants on the similar position with that of God, humans have left no stone unturned to show the inhumane activities. The country… Continue reading All Lives Matter: Is It So? – A need For Stringent Laws Concerning Protection Of Animals

Articles, Bail, Contemporary

Right to Default Bail: Corona Conundrum

-By Rishabh Rai* & Nikhil Ajmera** On 23rd March 2020 a 3-judge bench of the Supreme Court in IN RE: COGNIZANCE FOR EXTENSION OF LIMITATION used its power under Article 142 read with Article 141 of the Indian Constitution and passed an order whereby it extended the period of limitation in all the proceedings for… Continue reading Right to Default Bail: Corona Conundrum

Articles, Bail, Contemporary

Contribution to PM Care Fund and Installation of Aarogya Setu App as a Condition for Bail: Som Marandi v. State of Jharkhand- Establishing a Problematic Precedent in the face of a Pandemic

-By Mishika Rathore* & Akash Anurag** Introduction The term "bail" is an important part of criminal jurisprudence globally. However, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, does not define "bail". Bail has been best defined in a Madras High Court case as "securing the release of a person under custody on a promise to appear before… Continue reading Contribution to PM Care Fund and Installation of Aarogya Setu App as a Condition for Bail: Som Marandi v. State of Jharkhand- Establishing a Problematic Precedent in the face of a Pandemic

Articles, Contemporary

Covid-19 and the Quandary of FIRs filed under Section 188 of IPC, 1860

By Hriti Parekh* INTRODUCTION For the government of most countries it was impossible to recognise the fact that a pathogen, not even visible to human eye would have the ability to bring the most developed nations to their knees and their economies to a complete stand still. It is rightly said that extraordinary times call… Continue reading Covid-19 and the Quandary of FIRs filed under Section 188 of IPC, 1860

Articles, Contemporary, FIR

Analysis of the Supreme Court Petition Seeking Conditional Bar on FIRs against Media Houses

-By Sambhav Sharma* Introduction On 24 May 2020, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. It seeks the Supreme Court to issue directions in the manner that no FIR shall be registered against press/journalist/media personnel for the offences relating to hate speech, outraging/wounding religious feelings by… Continue reading Analysis of the Supreme Court Petition Seeking Conditional Bar on FIRs against Media Houses

Articles, Contemporary, Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence: The Parallel Pandemic Inside Homes

-By Simran Sabharwal* Introduction The current crisis has shown the best and worst form of humanity. Gender-based violence is a hidden cause of chronic disease. The article will specifically focus on the research question “Has the lockdown during COVID 19 led to increased domestic violence and are the Indian laws sufficient to tackle the menace?”.… Continue reading Domestic Violence: The Parallel Pandemic Inside Homes