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Sushant Kumar. A letter has been penned to Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Chairperson of the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws and Vice Chancellor (NLU Delhi), raising strong objections to the constitution, processes employed by the Committee, lack of diversity and rushed timeline proposed. The letter has been written by a group of lawyers, activists,… Continue reading

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Md. Kamueal Islam v. The State: Madras HC’s Interesting Take on the Blacklisting of Tablighis

-By Ishaan Gupta* Background The Supreme Court, while hearing the petition on validity of blacklisting of foreign Tablighis, has recently directed the petitioners to approach the individual High Courts to challenge it. This order is based on the Centre’s submission that individual orders had been passed for blacklisting these foreign Tablighis. A recent judgement by… Continue reading Md. Kamueal Islam v. The State: Madras HC’s Interesting Take on the Blacklisting of Tablighis

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Kerala HC: Under S.173 CrPC, Police Can File Final Report Against One Accused And Conduct Further Investigation Against Others

Akanksha. The Kerala High Court held that it is absolutely permissible for the Investigation Officer to file the final report against one accused. He is not expected to wait till the other accused is arrested.  Justice Ashok Menon, while hearing the case, observed: "It is not possible to accede or subscribe to this extreme stand.… Continue reading Kerala HC: Under S.173 CrPC, Police Can File Final Report Against One Accused And Conduct Further Investigation Against Others

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, Criminal Jurisprudence

Analysis of The Andhra Pradesh Disha Act from The Perspective of Criminal Jurisprudence

-By Srishty Satwat* Prelude After the brutal gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, that shook the conscience of the entire country, the activists raised their demand for stringent measures to deal with such brutal cases of rape and murder. Consequently, The Disha Act 2019 of Andhra Pradesh, was  passed by the… Continue reading Analysis of The Andhra Pradesh Disha Act from The Perspective of Criminal Jurisprudence

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False Confessions- The Truth Behind Bars

-By Raghavi. R* Introduction Procuring and producing sufficient evidentiary material before the court is undoubtedly the most essential segment of a proceeding. Confession is one of the means through which a person’s guilt is established in a court of law, and conviction is oftentimes the consequence of it. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872-a concise codification… Continue reading False Confessions- The Truth Behind Bars

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Crime of Aggression

-By Shloka Dikshit* “Aggression is the first step on the slippery slope to selfishness and chaos." -Anne Campbell Introduction The crime of aggression is defined in Article 8bis(1) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as the ‘planning, preparation, initiation or execution of an act of aggression by a person who is in… Continue reading Crime of Aggression

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Analyzing The Socio – Legal Aspect Of The Bollywood’s Courtroom Drama: Section 375

-By Ishita Shailesh* & Shubham Gupta** Introduction The present article intends to showcase the legal and social impact of one of the most realistic courtroom drama of Bollywood, Section 375. The authors have tried to critically analyze the movie in multifarious directions. The article flows with the story and has highlighted the events which portray the… Continue reading Analyzing The Socio – Legal Aspect Of The Bollywood’s Courtroom Drama: Section 375

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Editors Guild Terms Registration of FIR against Supriya Sharma as Unjustifiable and Reprehensible

Sushant Kumar. The UP Police registered an FIR against The Scroll Executive Editor Supriya Sharma in relation to a report titled "In Varanasi village adopted by Prime Minister Modi, people went hungry during lockdown". Mala Devi, a resident of Varanasi's Domari village, complained that Sharma misrepresented her comments and that she has made fun of her… Continue reading Editors Guild Terms Registration of FIR against Supriya Sharma as Unjustifiable and Reprehensible

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SC Directs High Courts To Come Up With A ‘Plan Of Action’ To Address Long Pending Criminal Appeals

Akanksha. The Supreme Court while hearing a criminal appeal against an order of Allahabad High Court directed the High Courts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Patna, Bombay and Orissa to submit their plan of action to address the long pendency of criminal appeals before them. Referring to the statistics of National Judicial Data Grid,… Continue reading SC Directs High Courts To Come Up With A ‘Plan Of Action’ To Address Long Pending Criminal Appeals

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Is Delay in Forwarding an FIR to Magistrate a Ground to Acquit the Accused?

-By Avani Malhotra* Introduction The word “Forthwith” is not defined in the Criminal Procedure Code,1973(Cr.P.C.). As per the Cambridge Dictionary, the word “Forthwith” means “immediately”. Section 157 of Cr.P.C defines the procedure for investigation. “Investigation” according to “Section 2(h) of the Code of criminal procedure, 1973 includes all proceedings for collection of evidence conducted by… Continue reading Is Delay in Forwarding an FIR to Magistrate a Ground to Acquit the Accused?

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The Constitutional Validity of the Amendments to the Prevention Of Money Laundering Act

-By Anand Krishnan Sunil* Background The Government of India has amended the Prevention of Money-laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. The amendments have been done through the help of a finance act. Noticeably, the amendment is making the offence a continuing offence rather than a one-time offence. While there are various other amendments which have been made,… Continue reading The Constitutional Validity of the Amendments to the Prevention Of Money Laundering Act