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Nikita is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of MightyLaws.in. She is a lawyer/author residing in Delhi. She believes that increasing legal awareness is the key to ensure social justice and simplification of law is the means to achieve it. She writes articles on social and political issues for various platforms in English and Hindi.

September 26, 2010

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In Defense of Electronic Voting In India

There has been a lot of controversy recently on use of Electronic Voting Machines. There was a whole campaign alleging that Electronic voting machines are not foolproof. But there are many arguments which effectively counter these allegations. Arguments supporting the non-tamperability of EVMs The software (which is fused in a chip) does not use any […]

September 6, 2010

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Registration of two FIRs for the same case permissible:SC

On August 26, 2010 the Supreme court of India ruled that if police come across a totally different version of the incident from the accused then it is free to register a second FIR. The Bench comprising of Justice B S Chauhan and Justice P Sathasivam made the registration two FIRs permissible in the case of A.M. Bharvad […]

August 27, 2010

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Why Prostitution should be Legalized and Regulated in India?

Introduction Prostitution, the oldest profession on earth is not something which the Indian society today looks up to.  In the realms of history we have had prostitutes who enjoyed celebrity hood. The law, indignantly, is bent oncurbing the profession but has been unsuccessful so far. The truth that the elimination of prostitution is not possible […]

August 15, 2010

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On this Independence Day..

Dear all, On this day one might expect me to write a long article glorifying our motherland and her achievements. Much has been said in this regard. I believe today is a day to feel the fervour and savour the feeling of being a proud, sensitive and aware Indian! So for now I keep myself short and on the […]

August 14, 2010

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Basic Provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 contains five chapters and thirty seven sections. This article highlights some of the important provisions which are essential for the nuance understanding of the statute. The basic provisions are simplified here so that a layman faces no difficulties when it comes to grasping the concept of the […]

August 12, 2010

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National Law Schools: A Failed Experiment?

In the post independence period the emphasis was laid on developing India in terms of economy and infrastructure. Later policy makers focused on education where technical and medical education was considered as a priority. This made legal education an ignored aspect and as a result, in early 1970s, we began to feel the dearth of […]

July 30, 2010

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Inspection of Prisons: A Mere Formality?

It has been alleged by a Maharashtra minister that Abu Salem and Mustafa Dossa receive special treatment in the jail in collusion with the prison authorities. The Home Minister of the state, Mr. R. R. Patil has promised a visit to the Arthur Road jail to take stock of the situation after ongoing monsoon session […]

July 29, 2010

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Stalking: The Phenomenon, Legal Status and Preventive Measures

Stalking is a phenomenon which could turn out to be a frightening experience for any  women. It is common to hear mothers tutoring their young daughters to be wary of strangers who might trail them. Young working women who stay alone in metro cities prove to be soft targets and are prone to be stalked. […]

July 15, 2010

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Rights of Prisoners in India

Whenever we try imagining a typical jail in our country, the picture which comes to our mind is not exactly charming. News reports often bring into light the ignominious behavior of police with the incarcerated. Gloomy atmosphere, bad food, inadequate medical facilities are some of the basic problems faced by the prisoners. Every convict has […]

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