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 →

Disability in India – A Legal Analysis

By Sania Gupta, Student, School of Law, Christ University _______________________________________________________________________________________________________  “Disability need not be an obstacle to success” – Stephen Hawking  Disability led to various forms of prejudice, bias and discriminatory practices around the world. It can be considered as one of the contemporary aspect of society which needs our attention as responsible citizens of... 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 →

Can Virtual Hearings be considered as a new paradigm for Speedy Justice? – A brief analysis in view of recent NJDG statistics for pending cases

By Somya Gupta, Intern (May, 2020), Lexstructor ____________________________________________________________________________ As the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the country, it has affected India’s economy , administration and its legal system too. Government have taken various measures like social distancing, lockdown all over the country to prevent people from being getting infected. The lockdown is being extended... 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 →

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