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Plea Bargaining: Victim-Oriented Reform

June 3, 2011


Delay and heavy workloads in the courts have resulted in the informal system of pre-trial bargaining and settlement in the western countries, especially in the united states the system is commonly known as plea bargaining . A suspect may be advised to admit part or all the crimes charged in return for a specified punishment […]

Police as Functionaries of Criminal Procedure Code

May 30, 2011


INTRODUCTION The Police force in the country is entrusted with the responsibility of maintenance of public order and prevention and detection of crimes.[1] Each state and union territory of India has its own separate police force. Article 246 of the Constitution of India designates the police as a state subject, which means that the state governments […]

Child Sexual Abuse in India

May 30, 2011


Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is any kind of physical or mental violation of a child with sexual intent, usually by a person who is in a position of trust or power vis-à-vis the child. It is any sexual behaviour directed towards a person under the age of 16 years, without informed consent. Any child below […]

What is PIL?

May 30, 2011


In Indian law, public interest litigation means litigation for the protection of the public interest. It is litigation introduced in a court of law, not by the aggrieved party but by the court itself or by any other private party. It is not necessary, for the exercise of the court’s jurisdiction, that the person who […]

How tight is the noose of death?

May 30, 2011


How tight is the noose of death?

Every society in human history, has sought the obedience of each of its members to certain laws. The most powerful tool each of them has had at its disposal to achieve that end has been fear. And the greatest fear being the fear of the final end, each of them has used death a penalty […]

Sentencing: Choices and Dilemmas for a Judge

May 26, 2011

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The courts have an exclusive privilege of interpreting laws yet, at times the judges have a fault of giving decisions which either stretch the law else trespass on fields which are reserved for the other instrumentalities. It is of course true to say that judges need to give objective, impartial and impersonal judgements. Such judgements […]

Sec 498A of the Indian Penal Code a weapon in the hands of vamps

May 11, 2011


The scope of my article is to cover Section 498a of the IPC relating to  criminal law in which the wife and her family can charge any or all of the husband’s family of physical or mental cruelty. This law is unique to India as it not only discriminates based on gender (man Vs. woman), but also […]

Bride Burning and Dowry System In India

May 7, 2011

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The Problem Of Dowry The problem of Dowry has always been persistent in India and is also rising at a rapid rate and so are the offences related to dowry demand. Dowry demands can go on for years together. The birth of children and a number of customary and religious ceremonies often tend to become […]

These Old Lethal Laws

May 5, 2011


The judgment by the honorary Delhi High court, stating that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is repealed, was met with a potpourri of appreciation, adoration and contempt. Needless to say which section of society felt what; however it’s about time someone needed to do what is right. While, the judiciary finally repealed an atrocious […]

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