Defining the borderline dispute between Free Speech and Hate Speech : An Appraisal with regard to Standup Comedy Shows

By Monalisha Singh, Student, Chanakya National Law University, Patna Indian Perspective : Hate Speech We can very well recognize that when the right to freedom of speech and expression was first adopted in the Constituent Assembly, there were demands to curb this freedom that led to the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1951 and the Constitution... Continue Reading →

Media Trials – Tracing out its journey in Indian context

Tanvi Kapde, Student, 5th Year, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS University Mumbai __________________________________________________________________________________________________ In recent times, the freedom of press and speech used by the media has turned into a term now popularly known as the ‘Media Trial’. It would essentially mean the intervention of media into the under-trial cases. Freedom of speech... Continue Reading →

Witness Protection Laws vis-a-vis Sexual Offences in India- A Glimpse of Lawlessness

By Shristi Gupta, Student, Chanakya National Law University, Patna _____________________________________________________________________________________________ According to Jeremy Bentham, "Witnesses are the eyes and ears of justice". The right to a fair trial has been recognized as the heart of the Criminal System and witnesses are regarded as one of the most essential elements of it. In the case of... Continue Reading →

Regulation of the Domain of Public Nuisance : An Overview of the Existing Indian Laws

By Sneha Mathew, Law Student, Christ University _____________________________________________________________________________ Winfield once said, “Nuisance may be described as unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of land or of some right over, or in connection with it.”   Nuisances are usually divided into two categories - public and private. In this article, I will be focusing on... Continue Reading →

The Recent Arjun Khotkar Verdict vis-à-vis a Revisit to Section 65B of the Indian Evidence Act – What’s all the fuss about?

By Shailja Mishra, Student, ICFAI Law School Hyderabad __________________________________________________________________________ The long standing conundrum revolving around the varied interpretation of section 65(B) of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 has been simplified to some extent by the recent judgment of three judge bench of the apex court dated 14th July 2020 in Arjun Khotkar vs Kailash Gorantyal[1]. The... Continue Reading →

Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act and the plethora of dilemmas revolving recent judicial developments – An Outdated Provision in a changing legal system?

By Rachana Marda, Intern, Law Student, Symbiosis Law School Pune Contempt is the legal recognition of disregard. Contempt of Court was recognized as a cardinal principle of rule of law by the framers of the constitution to maintain the dignity of the judiciary in a democratic set up. It came into existence through the English... Continue Reading →

Consensual Intercourse vis-à-vis False Promise of Marriage – The Changing Dimensions of ‘Consent’ in the Offence of Rape

By Paras Gupta, 2nd Year, B.A.LL.B (Hons.), Kurukshetra University Rape, the most hated crime, is proliferating its roots at an irrepressible rate in India with the rape on pretext of false promise of marriage becoming one of its robust branches. ‘By promising marriage’ has become a means for individuals to cheat their partner. According to... Continue Reading →

The gross violation of human rights due to Custodial Deaths – What is the current legal position in light of statutes, precedents and recent events in India?

By Shrishti Jeswani, 2nd Year, BA.LLB (Hons), School of Law, KIIT University "Life means not only physical existence. It means the use of every limb or faculty through which life is enjoyed. The right to life includes the right to a healthier environment”. ~ Justice P.N. Bhagwati  ‘Custody’ which means the guardianship or protective care... Continue Reading →

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