Right against Sexual Harassment –A Fundamental Right
Constitutional Developments

Right against Sexual Harassment –A Fundamental Right

According to the recent report of the National Crime Records Bureau on Crime in India, there were 17,003 total reported cases of sexual harassment in the year 2020. Despite the pandemic and with most people working from home, still, 485 incidents of sexual harassment at the workplace were reported. Further, a study shows that male suicides are 4 times more than female suicides at a workplace. Thus, any person can be subjected to this shameful act, as it is not just a crime against the body, but it is a crime against the soul.

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Difference between FIR & Complaint
Criminal Law

Difference between FIR & Complaint

As it is widely acclaimed that “Crime prevention is everybody’s business”, thus, the primary objective of our criminal law is to protect the law and order in the society from the criminals and the law breakers. This leads us to an important question that is how we can contribute to the same? The simple answer is by reporting the occurrence of an offence. 

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Why is Marital Rape still not a crime in India?
Criminal Law

Why is Marital Rape still not a crime in India?

While practically every nation in the world recognises unwanted sexual contact between a husband and a wife as a crime, India yet remains to be one of thirty-six nations that has yet to prosecute marital rape. It is a socially accepted norm that after engaging in a marital relation, a wife is considered to give her husband eternal agreement to have sexual relations with her. This makes it highly essential to bring out changes in the marital laws of nations worldwide in order to establish rule of equality and maintain order of justice, especially in a “Nation of Goddesses” like India.

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Is Abortion Legal in India?
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Is Abortion Legal in India?

Abortion is among the few matters which have been inculcated in discussions among both national and international organisations. The whole saga revolves around the dilemma of whether the right to termination of pregnancy of a woman supersedes the right to life of an unborn foetus or child. The right to life has been recognised as a very crucial aspect of the Indian Constitution as per the provisions of Article 21. 

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What are the Rights of an Arrested Person?
Criminal Law

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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Death Penalty in India
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Death Penalty in India

Capital Punishments as the name suggests, are the supreme form of punishment that can ever be awarded by the authorities in any province. And so, in order for an accused to be eligible to be awarded with the same, it has to commit a crime of that degree so that the judiciary awards a death sentence to the accused. The Competent court is empowered to punish an accused that commits a crime which stands against the state which has to be sanctioned by the Government. There have been so many debates all around the world regarding the abolishment of the Capital Punishments due to its barbaric nature considering it to be the most inhuman practice as putting a life to an end would not be the right way to punish a person. On the other hand, there are people supporting the theory too, reasoning it to be apt for the “an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth” theory.  

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All about First Information Report (F.I.R)
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All about First Information Report (F.I.R)

Sec. 154 of the CRPC deals with First Information Report (FIR) i.e. first information of a cognizable crime to the police. FIR is not defined in the Code but it means information relating to the commission of a cognizable offence given to the police first in point of time. The reason for documenting an FIR is to a set criminal law into motion and not to express all the small details therein.

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The Bhima Koregaon Case
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The Bhima Koregaon Case

The 80 year old Dr. Varavar Rao, a Telugu poet, while in prison for allegedly being involved in the Bhima Koregaon 2018 case, has been confirmed positive for the COVID-19 virus. There has been massive uproar on the social media regarding the conditions in which Rao has been kept, since the pandemic was declared, and how he is being treated in the hospital.

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UAPA and The Sharjeel Imam Case
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UAPA and The Sharjeel Imam Case

Sharjeel Imam, a former JNU student, was arrested by the police on account of instigating violence and disruption of peace, during the anti-CAA protests that took place near the Jamia Milia Islamia University, on 28 January 2020. He was booked under several charges under the India Penal Code, 1860, and an investigation was instituted against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). He has been, since his arrest, fighting to obtain bail, and also against the investigation timeline that has expired.

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