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 →
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 →
Same Sex Marriages, “No, we don’t do that Here”, Centre tells SC : A Critical Analysis
By Varunendra Pandey, Content Writer, Lexstructor Sin, crime, pathology, and what not, homosexuality in India has been through various roads and canals to reach to this day where consensual sexual activities between same-sex persons is no more a criminal offence.The ancient history of homosexuality is quite rich in India, it was after the drafting of... 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. The... 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 →
The Proposed Decriminalization of the Offence of Dishonour of Cheque under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act : An Effect-Based Appraisal
By Pritha Ghosh, 2nd Year UG Law Student, Ajeenkya DY Patil University of Pune The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a great upheaval across all sectors of the country. The economy of India has witnessed a turbulence as well. With the aim to improve business sentiment and unclog courts, the Ministry of Finance proposed that it... Continue Reading →