-By Tanish Arora and Hardik Batra (This article is the first part of a two-part series) Introduction Crime is a matter of public importance in the society. The way a society responds to crime is what shapes its future. If such way of responding is harsh or arbitrary in its impact, it works a gross … Continue reading Parole in India – Current state and the Need for Reforms- I
What’s in a Name? A Lot, Especially if that Name is “Anti-National”
By Abhinav Sekhri Forgive the plain title as this writer is at his wits' end, exhausted, after a week-long wild goose chase. The object of my search? The meaning of "Anti National" in context of the law. The immediate cause behind this exertion was set of the guidelines issued by the Delhi High Court's High … Continue reading What’s in a Name? A Lot, Especially if that Name is “Anti-National”
COVID-19 – XVII: Survival Crime in the Time of Coronavirus
By Sezal Mishra INTRODUCTION The ‘loaf of bread’ example has frequently been employed in philosophical discussions of necessity. The classic problem is often posed as "Would you steal a loaf of bread in order to feed your family?" and is what is known as a moral dilemma. However, a legal solution to the moral conundrum … Continue reading COVID-19 – XVII: Survival Crime in the Time of Coronavirus
COVID-19 – XV: Atrocities against Healthcare Workers- Why India needs a Comprehensive Legislation?
By Milind Rajratnam and Srishti Bhargav Introduction The healthcare workers across the world are most susceptible to workplace violence, but still their concerns are least discussed and deliberated upon. According to the World Health Organization, around 8% to 38% of healthcare workers suffer physical violence at some point in their careers. A study conducted by … Continue reading COVID-19 – XV: Atrocities against Healthcare Workers- Why India needs a Comprehensive Legislation?
COVID-19 – XIV: Examining the Use of ‘Attempt to Murder’ in Times of COVID-19
By Mitali Kshatriya The news is replete with instances of violation of advisories issued by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In the wake of such delinquencies, the state governments are resorting to various penal provisions under the Indian Penal Code (The Code or IPC). s.307 is one of the various sections being … Continue reading COVID-19 – XIV: Examining the Use of ‘Attempt to Murder’ in Times of COVID-19
COVID-19 – XIII: Domestic Violence: The Unseen Crisis of the Pandemic
By Sneha Singh Introduction The lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic have surged up the number of domestic violence cases among many countries worldwide. The populations were directed to stay indoors at their respective homes as it had been proved to be an effective measure for fighting against the coronavirus. While stopping the spread of the … Continue reading COVID-19 – XIII: Domestic Violence: The Unseen Crisis of the Pandemic
COVID-19 – XII: Some Thoughts on the Ordinance to Protect Health Care Workers
By Abhinav Sekhri On 22.04.2020, Ordinance No. 5 of 2020 was passed to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. It was a response to the most recent pleas by medical professionals for greater legal protection against physical attacks. I say most recent because this issue has been raised on many a prior occasion, but it only seems to have assumed critical importance … Continue reading COVID-19 – XII: Some Thoughts on the Ordinance to Protect Health Care Workers
COVID-19 – XI: Domestic Violence: An Essential Byproduct of COVID-19?
By Pallavi Diwakar and Stuti Bhargava Introduction- Situation around the Globe “While there is no doubt as to the fact that our homes provide safety against the onslaught of this growing pandemic, what protects us from the abuse that we face at the hands of our near and dear ones?” While a lot of facilities … Continue reading COVID-19 – XI: Domestic Violence: An Essential Byproduct of COVID-19?
COVID-19 – X: Jharkhand High Court’s Recent Bail Conditions: Improper exercise of Judicial Discretion?
By Harpreet Singh Gupta Recently, while hearing a revision petition, the Jharkhand High Court enlarged the accused on bail who was sentenced for one year for obstructing running of trains, etc. under Section 174(a) of the Railways Act. The conditions that the court put were rather interesting. The accused were directed to: (a) deposit Rs. … Continue reading COVID-19 – X: Jharkhand High Court’s Recent Bail Conditions: Improper exercise of Judicial Discretion?
COVID-19 – IX: A Pandemic for the world, Antagonism for the Indians
By Nabira Farman and Utkarsh Shubham Does the Veil of Freedom of Speech & Expression Immune the Media from Penal Liabilities? INTRODUCTION When India was already blazing under the communal fire post the introduction of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, the novel CoronaVirus came to make people realize that this battle is not religious. It … Continue reading COVID-19 – IX: A Pandemic for the world, Antagonism for the Indians
COVID-19 – VIII: Plea Bargaining- A Simple Solution for Difficult Times
By Nishtha Nikhil Gupta The lockdown due to COVID-19 has impacted one and all. The courts are no exception to it. While many courts are not working, yet some others are hearing only urgent and important matters. Even the Supreme Court has been hearing only important cases through video conferencing. The Supreme Court has ordered … Continue reading COVID-19 – VIII: Plea Bargaining- A Simple Solution for Difficult Times
COVID-19 – VII: Is the Indian Legal Framework Capable of Handling the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Devanshu Anada Introduction It was unimaginable for the government of most of the countries that a pathogen not even visible to a naked eye would have the potential to bring even the most developed countries down to their knees and their economies to a virtual standstill. As unprepared the immunity system of our bodies … Continue reading COVID-19 – VII: Is the Indian Legal Framework Capable of Handling the Coronavirus Pandemic
COVID-19 – VI: India’s Decaying Bail System: A Virus Exposes the Truth
By Tanay Singh and Tanya Rathod INTRODUCTION The term bail essentially means the interim release of an accused from the judicial custody and to place him/her under the custody of some monetary assurance to serve the accused person his right to enjoy the personal freedom. Granting of bail in the Indian criminal justice system has … Continue reading COVID-19 – VI: India’s Decaying Bail System: A Virus Exposes the Truth
COVID-19 – V: Violence and Coronavirus: Saving the Frontline Health-workers
By Dhruti Lunker and Isiri S.D. Introduction In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Government has announced a nationwide lockdown mandating its people to stay indoors. The Government has taken all measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus that has taken a high toll across the world. The doctors, nurses, … Continue reading COVID-19 – V: Violence and Coronavirus: Saving the Frontline Health-workers
COVID-19 – IV: Infectious Diseases: Rein on Quarantine & Archaic Laws
By Ranjeet Soni and Rohit Shrivastava INTRODUCTION A clean environment is an indispensable fundamental right which is vested with all the people Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Supreme Court elucidated that any disturbance of basic environmental elements namely air, water and soil would amount to punishment. To prevent disturbance reasonable restrictions may be put … Continue reading COVID-19 – IV: Infectious Diseases: Rein on Quarantine & Archaic Laws
COVID-19 – III: Is Use of Lathi by Police During Lockdown Justified?
By Nishtha Gupta “The safety of the people is the supreme law.” -Markus Tullius, Roman statesman and lawyer The Indian state has recently faced the world’s largest lockdown wherein 1.6 billion people have been subjected to an unprecedented lockdown. This has obviously led to a certain protest in terms of people not following the lockdown … Continue reading COVID-19 – III: Is Use of Lathi by Police During Lockdown Justified?
COVID-19 – II: Lockdown and the Wave of Police Brutality
By Yashwanth J With the onset of nationwide lockdown following the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus, various photos and videos have surfaced on the internet and the TV news channels portraying the highhandedness by the police officials against the flouters of the impugned curfew. The Government’s Guidelines on the measures to be taken by … Continue reading COVID-19 – II: Lockdown and the Wave of Police Brutality
COVID-19 – I: Does the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 Call for an Amendment?
By Manan Daga The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) is one hundred and twenty-three years old legislation. It was incorporated by the Britishers to fight the bubonic plague epidemic in 1896 in the Bombay Presidency. This underlines a vital fact which cannot be ignored. The Act was a mechanism for … Continue reading COVID-19 – I: Does the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 Call for an Amendment?