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Abuse of the Right of Private Defence: Case based Analysis

April 26, 2011

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Right of self defence revolves around the general adage that “necessity knows no law” and “it is the primary duty of man to first help himself”. The right of self-preservation is inherent in every person but to achieve that end nothing could be done which militates against the right of another person. The Supreme Court in […]

KILL ME and Bury the Consequences

April 22, 2011

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KILL ME and Bury the Consequences

“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.” -James Anthony Froude The sixth commandment of God, i.e., “Thou shall not kill” [[i]] requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life and the life of others. Everybody who […]

Capital Punishment for Rape

April 20, 2011

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The debate on capital punishment has been running over the past so many decades, but yet nothing concrete is coming up. Many may be satisfied with the present legislation on giving of capital punishment but to many of us its still not serving the purpose that it is deemed to serve. Is it actually working […]

Child Pornography:- National And Global Prespective, A Menace

April 19, 2011

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INTRODUCTION Child pornography is publishing and transmitting obscene material of children in electronic form. In recent years child pornography has increased due to the easy access of the internet, & easily available videos on the internet. Child pornography is the most heinous crime which occurs and has led to various other crimes such as sex […]

An Inflating Disaster: Criminal Transmission Of HIV

April 19, 2011

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An Inflating Disaster: Criminal Transmission Of HIV

Since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was found in Chennai in 1986, India has had an AIDS epidemic. [1] But today this issue not only revolves around transmission of HIV/AIDS but it has extended to criminal transmission of HIV. Thus, we need to determine what is criminal transmission of HIV? For this purpose a man […]

I Can speak or Can I?

April 17, 2011

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I Can speak or Can I?

It is, in fact, the right to speak, to express, that distinguishes the life of a free man, or a woman for that matter, from that of a slave. Freedom is not just breathing, it is breathing in a free air, an air where the mind is without fear and the head is held high… […]

On Acts of Desperation &Consent : A Critique on the Suicide & Homosexuality Laws as per the IPC with Respect to Morality

April 17, 2011

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On Acts of Desperation &Consent : A Critique on the Suicide & Homosexuality Laws as per the IPC with Respect to Morality

1. Introduction ‘There is only one explanation of what has hitherto been accepted as the basis for the criminal law and that there are certain… moral principles which society requires to be observed and the breach of them if an offence not merely against the person who is injured but against society as a whole.’[1] […]

Is The Lady Of Justice Blind To The Sexual Abuse Of Minors?

April 15, 2011

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Is The Lady Of Justice Blind To The Sexual Abuse Of Minors?

‘Child abuse casts a shadow a length of a lifetime.’ -Herbert Ward. Even at the age of thirty, Suhana Ali is overcome by fear each time she recalls her horrifying encounters with sexual abuse. At the impressionable age of twelve, she was coerced to satisfy her father’s paedophilic tendencies by acts of fellation. Now, all […]

SHE…HE…S/HE: Gender Neutrality with Emphasis on Rape Law

April 8, 2011

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INTRODUCTION The neo-version of liberation, well-evident in every aspect of society keeps questioning the very roots of our intellect and psyche. Being liberal and democratic in theory is no vouching for the actual practice of it indeed. Occupied with a great deal of feminism, which constitutes a prominent issue in the contemporary world, owing to […]

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