Role of Mahatma Gandhi in Indian freedom struggle
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Role of Mahatma Gandhi in Indian freedom struggle

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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Bhagat Singh: Why was he hanged?
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Bhagat Singh: Why was he hanged?

"A man with beliefs and ideals like mine could never think of dying uselessly. We want to get the maximum value for our lives. We want to serve humanity as much as possible." 

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Is Meat Ban during Navratri Unconstitutional?
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Is Meat Ban during Navratri Unconstitutional?

The right to eat food of one's own choice and the right to trade and business is guaranteed by our Indian Constitution as fundamental rights. But if these are the guaranteed rights, then why are meat shops restricted from selling meat during Navratri, or why non- vegetarians are compelled to give up meat during such festivals? These questions are not new; rather, it has been a debatable issue for a long time. While the conversation has mostly been regarding cow slaughter and beef-eating, there have also been other instances like meat (chicken or mutton) being banned during particular festivals and at religious places – all of which raise questions about what a person can eat. 

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Alcohol Ban: Dry States in India
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Alcohol Ban: Dry States in India

In India, according to the National Family Health Survey-5 2019-21, released in 2022, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest proportion of women (24%) and men (53%) who drink alcohol. On the other hand, alcohol is prohibited in a few states such as Bihar, Gujarat, Mizoram, Nagaland etc. The directive principles of state policy (DPSP) in the Indian Constitution (article 47) state that "the State shall endeavour to bring about prohibition of the consumption except for medicinal purposes of intoxicating drinks and of drugs which are injurious to health," however, it is non-justiciable and ‘liquor’ being a state subject, it is the state permitting the sale of liquor or imposing a ban on it. 

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Gender biased laws in India: Why are only women considered victims?
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Gender biased laws in India: Why are only women considered victims?

Generally, it is assumed that women can never be predators but only victims; one reason for this mentality is the definition of offences one beholds. In India, men's modesty (sexual dignity) is not recognised by criminal law because even the definitions under criminal law believe that modesty is an attribute that is only related to women. For example, Rape, as per the definition under IPC, mainly focused on penile-vaginal intercourse; however, after the 2013 criminal law amendment, penetration of any object was also included. 

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Uttarakhand Resort Murder Case
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Uttarakhand Resort Murder Case

Nanavati murder case, the Tandoor murder, the child killers (Renuka Shinde & Seema Gavit), the Sheena Bora murder case, and so many more, India has been witnessing bizarre and horrific events of murder since old times. Similarly, if a politician or his family member commits a crime later concealed with the help of someone in power so, nowadays, situations like these are extremely typical in India. At the very least, those granted the power to lead this country must not abuse that authority. In a recent incident, our country has again seen a heinous crime where an accused who is politically powerful near about escaped from his crime, however, the case came into the limelight, sparking a ray of hope that one-day justice will be served. At the same time, questions popped up in our minds are; whether Indian criminal laws are stringent enough to completely end these crimes, what is the punishment of murder prescribed by our criminal law and more. So, let's discuss all these in this article.

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Honour killing in India
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Honour killing in India

Honor killing has been prevalent in India, especially in the North, for a long time. The term "Honor Killing or Honour Killing " refers to the homicide of a family member by other family members who believe that the victim violated community norms and has brought shame to the family. Due to this crime, many youths in India have been killed to date. It is because so-called honour killings are based on the belief that women are objects and commodities, not human beings endowed with dignity and rights.

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Stalking laws in India
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Stalking laws in India

Although stalking is frequently written off as simple, innocent behaviour, it can be frightening and upsetting for the victim. It is repeated and unwanted surveillance by a person or group towards another person; in a simpler sense, one can co-relate stalking to harassment and intimidation as the victim ultimately has to take the damage, relocate, change employment, and occasionally change their identity to escape the stalker.

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Why women are burning Hijab in Iran?
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Why women are burning Hijab in Iran?

16th September 2022, another day where a woman’s right was deprived, and on that day, she not only fought for her rights but also died while doing the same. Want to know who are we talking about? Her name is Mahsa Amini, daughter of Amjad Amini. She is an Iranian woman who died in Tehran, Iran, under suspicious circumstances due to police brutality. Let’s know in detail about the entire hijab news that is the Iran hijab protest in this article. 

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Eve teasing in India
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Eve teasing in India

Eve teasing is a serious crime, even if it's not considered as one, as it is harassment of women in public places like the workplace or streets. It can be committed with a sly whistle, casual touch, humming a suggestive song, etc. Indian criminal laws prescribe punishment for the same as it is a gendered crime against women where only men can be the perpetrator. We have also seen Indian films depicting mild teasing accompanied by a song and dance that mostly results in the female protagonist submitting to the male protagonist's advances in the end. So, many youths tend to replicate this example shown on screen in their real lives; hence referred to as the “Roadside Romeos”.

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Price Action Trading: Secrets Unveiled
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Price Action Trading: Secrets Unveiled

Investing is like getting into a relationship with a person for who they are, their personality, their upbringing, how aligned your views are, and so much more. Trading, on the other hand, is more like a blind date. You look at the person, find out superficial details about them, and wing it! The debate of which is better is extremely obnoxious, in all honesty. To each their own; it is their money, after all. Dating, however, opinions and advice on that are better found in different places.

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Is Weed Legal in India: Cannabis Law
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Is Weed Legal in India: Cannabis Law

Bhang, Ganja, Weed, Charas, stuff, etc., are all popular nomenclatures of cannabis in India. Being an adult or a teenager (not to forget, even kids these days), you all may be familiar with this stuff used for ‘smoking’ or drunk as ‘Thandai’ during Holi. Cannabis has been a part of our country, especially in the Hindu religion. The plant is referred to as a “weed” because it can grow by itself in the wild, mostly in Indian soil. So, in India, the NDPS Act, 1985 governing the legality or illegality of cannabis prohibits consuming its flowers, fruits, or resins but allows the harvest and consumption of its leaves which is why bhang is legal in India as it is made of its leaves, it would still be legal if an occasional flower or a bud, get into the mix. 

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Portfolio Management Services in India: The Rich Investor
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Portfolio Management Services in India: The Rich Investor's Mutual Funds

The stock market is that popular chick in college that everyone wants, but not everyone gets successful with! As Rakesh Jhunjhunwala says, “Markets are like women, always commanding, mysterious and volatile.” And to handle these volatile mistresses, we have portfolio managers, the casanovas.

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Voyeurism as a crime: Section 354C IPC
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Voyeurism as a crime: Section 354C IPC

Voyeurism is the most prevalent and potentially illegal sexual conduct. It is the practice of watching other people's sexual activities without their consent. In this type of offense, physical contact is not there, even if the sexual crime is in nature. According to the recent reports by NCRB, the total cases of voyeurism disposed of by Police in the year 2021 is 1403. Although these occurrences are recorded, many cases are not, either by the victims or their families. The complexity of the criminal justice system, lack of awareness of the criminal procedure, and reluctance to report sexual offenses to the police can all make victims of sexual crimes hesitant to do so. Here in this article, we’ll look into the meaning of voyeurism, various provisions rendered for voyeurism under the Indian Law System, and how a woman can deal with it. 

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Indian AI Stocks: The Robot Uprising is Here!
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Indian AI Stocks: The Robot Uprising is Here!

The early 1900s were the beginning of sci-fi movies, and we haven't looked back since. What began with the tin man from The Wizard of Oz has shaped into Ultron from Avengers. Our obsession with technology and robotics has grown over time, and so have our expectations of it. How many of us start our day by using facial recognition to unlock our phones or asking Alexa the weather for the day? We are completely drowned in technology and ironically dependent on it to float as well. Simple daily acts, be it using navigation, clearing our Email spam folder or watching a movie based on Netflix recommendations, aren't possible without applying Artificial Intelligence. We've all heard people using the term "AI" to sound like they know what they're talking about- but what are they talking about? 

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Capital Punishment in India: Laws and Cases
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Capital Punishment in India: Laws and Cases

India is a country that believes in the reformative theory of law, where the principle ‘innocent until proven guilty is followed. The death penalty is the highest degree of punishment awarded to any convicted person. Thus, awarding the death sentence is not a common phenomenon in India. In India, there were 144 total death sentences awarded in 2021.

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Theories and types of punishment in India
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Theories and types of punishment in India

Humans have always been capable of dreaming brutal ways to punish alleged witches, offenders, etc. Even the penal system in ancient India had also been very ruthless. So, it would not be wrong to say that for ages, extremely violent and brutal methods of execution and punishments have come and gone in the entire world; few of these included pushing off the cliff, being crushed by an elephant, boiling method, blood eagle, and whatnot. 

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Microfinance Company List in India: Trick or Treat
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Microfinance Company List in India: Trick or Treat

While the Indian population boasts cultural diversity, a diversity that does not make it to the "good list" is income inequality in the masses. Only the country's top 10 per cent accounts for more than half of the national income! Just because the poor spend most of their lives experiencing a lack of funds does not mean they need to get used to this status. Whether it's for daily operational requirements or funds necessary for their businesses, low-income groups need the availability of funds that do not end up with them in the infamous debt traps and inability to meet their minimum requirements. This is where microfinance steps in as a solution to these problems.

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