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Recognition of Marital Rape as a crime in India: The next pitstop in the quest for women empowerment

-By Raja Reeshav Roy* and Bhavya Kansara**                                                                      PART II In the first part of our article, we discussed the concept of marital rape along with Rape laws in India and how marital rape is against the ethos of Part III of the Constitution of India. In this second part, we will be looking at… Continue reading Recognition of Marital Rape as a crime in India: The next pitstop in the quest for women empowerment

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Recognition of Marital Rape as a crime in India: The next pitstop in the quest for women empowerment

-By Raja Reeshav Roy* and Bhavya Kansara**                                          PART I Every man has the right to life, to bodily integrity - Pope John XXIII Recently, The Ministry of Home Affairs appointed a five-member committee for reforms in criminal laws. The committee is slated to resume its meetings soon and it is expected that Marital Rape… Continue reading Recognition of Marital Rape as a crime in India: The next pitstop in the quest for women empowerment

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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Allahabad HC grants Bail to Foreign Members of Tablighi Jamat, cites Equal Protection of Law

Akanksha. Justice Jaspreet Singh granted bail to 6 foreign members of Tablighi Jamaat who were the citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Highlighting the fact that the bail application of a foreigner and a citizen is on a same footing before the court of law, the court said, "The law does not permit any differentiation between Indian nationals… Continue reading Allahabad HC grants Bail to Foreign Members of Tablighi Jamat, cites Equal Protection of Law

Adultery, Articles

Taiwan declares Adultery Unconstitutional: A new step towards Transformative Constitutionalism

By Divyanshu Gupta* Introduction: The individual is the focal point of the Constitution because it is the realization of the individual rights that the collective well being of the community is determined. Privacy constitutes the foundation of all liberty because it is in privacy that the individual can decide how liberty is best exercised.[i] The… Continue reading Taiwan declares Adultery Unconstitutional: A new step towards Transformative Constitutionalism