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 →

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[1].The ancient history of homosexuality is quite rich in India, it was after the drafting of... Continue Reading →

Judicial Activism and Judicial Overreach: A Need to Define the Wafer-Thin Difference

Authored By Paras Gupta, Student Editor, Lexstructor _________________________________________________________ Time and again, there have been regressive and languishing debates on the pressing need to define the distinction between judicial activism and judicial overreach, but with no conclusions. Often the judicial overreach is misunderstood with the judicial activism and the results are, no doubt, catastrophic. Judicial activism... 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 →

ARTICLE 25 AND ARTICLE 26- A RELIGIOUS DILEMMA

By Shivam Mishra, 3rd Year, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Student Editor - Lexstructor ________________________________________________________________________ I.  INTRODUCTION Professing, practicing, and propagating one’s faith is an entitlement which human community has been conferred with since the very beginning and it has been recognized as an inalienable right of every human being not only 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 →

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