Laws Relating to Protection of Animal Rights in India
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Laws Relating to Protection of Animal Rights in India

Human beings often forget that the pain and feelings that the animals have are the same feelings that humans face when they are subjected to the same level of cruelty, abuse and torture. In India, animals are treated as a commodity. Every day, countless dogs, monkeys and other animals are burned, buried, cut open, poisoned, starved and drugged all over the country for economic reasons, convenience and other old habits. It is high time we ask ourselves- Do we have any right to imprison and harm other sentient beings?

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Analysis of the NDPS Act 1985
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Analysis of the NDPS Act 1985

With the Bollywood drug case linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput has been the talk of the talk since 2020, with big personalities from the industry like Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor being summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau, let’s talk about the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act of 1985. 

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Section 377 and the LGBTQ Rights in India
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Section 377 and the LGBTQ Rights in India

In India, the concept of homosexuality has been successfully kept under cover for many years. Living in the 21st century, people in the LGBTQ community are still fighting for their basic rights of equality and acceptance. There is a major issue as the discrimination against the LGBTQ community is highly prevalent in the Indian society where people still consider “gay-sex” a taboo. Even though homosexuality and queer identities have been accepted by the present Indian youth, but within the boundaries of families and homes, acceptance remains a constant struggle for the people of the community. 

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What are the Rights of an Arrested Person?
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What are the Rights of an Arrested Person?

“Innocent until proven guilty”, in context to this phrase, it’s very obvious that in India the burden of proof to prove any allegation lies upon the prosecution. Until and unless, an accused is proved guilty, he or she cannot be considered as a criminal. An accused who is sent behind the bars and undergoing trial is considered as an undertrial prisoner, people often mistook an accused person for a criminal. In reality, an accused person is an entity who has been alleged to have committed an offence.

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Abortion Law: Conditions under which Abortion is allowed in India
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Abortion Law: Conditions under which Abortion is allowed in India

'Women must have control over their own bodies’- a quote by Rebecca Brown, but are we actually cohering to it? It has been almost 50 years of enacting the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP act) but the issue of pregnancy and aborting the same still remains a controversial topic to discuss and not just in our country but every part of the world. The MTP Act in spite of being quite flexible with its provisions did not succeed at eliminating the delusions. According to a report based on abortions that had taken place from 2000-2004, more than half of them i.e. 56% of them were unsafe and thus it contributed to 13% of the total maternal deaths. Needless to mention that we need more awareness regarding a mother’s right to choose abortion.

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