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Behind the Locked Doors: The Evil of Marital Rape

July 14, 2013

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Behind the Locked Doors: The Evil of Marital Rape

Since childhood, watching happy ending Bollywood melodramas imbibes in everyone that marriage is a happily ever after kind of story. But in real life marriages may turn out to be most traumatized, tortured, abusive & mistreated relationship of one’s life. When husband gets abusive in a marriage it need not necessarily be limited to only […]

Madras High Court Judgment on Premarital Sex: The Reality

June 26, 2013

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Madras High Court Judgment on Premarital Sex: The Reality

India was left astonished on the morning on 17th June. Newspapers, Everyone’s Facebook status, BBM status and tweets were about a certain high court’s judgment stating if you have pre-marital sex with a person, you will be considered married to them. People suddenly found it extremely funny to ask others how many times have they been […]

Italian Marines v. Government of India: What does the law say?

May 11, 2013

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Italian Marines v. Government of India: What does the law say?

The Enrica Lexie incident that occurred in February last year, brought to light various law points which left the international jurists pondering. Here’s a simple explanation of the case as it stands now. What happened? On February 15, 2012, two Italian marines on board oil tanker Enrica Lexie flying the Italian flag shot dead two […]

Medical Negligence and the Consumer Protection Act: Issues and challenges

March 27, 2013

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Medical Negligence and the Consumer Protection Act: Issues and challenges

Public awareness of medical negligence in India is growing. The lucky doctors of past were treated like god and people revered and respected them. We witness today the fast pace of commercialization and globalization on all spheres of life and the medical profession is no exception to these phenomena. The medical profession has reached new […]

Freedom of Speech and Expression and Ban on Films

February 5, 2013

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Freedom of Speech and Expression and Ban on Films

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ – Voltaire The Screening of Film (Vishwaroopam) is banned for two weeks in  India( Tamil Nadu) amid protests by some community members in  pursuance to the request of the state police not to release the Film as […]

Stop the BRAI Bill!

December 3, 2011

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Stop the BRAI Bill!

Introduction to Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill: The proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India is a result of the 2004 Task Force Report on Agricultural Biotechnology which was accepted by the Union Government in 2005. The task Force was headed by M.S Swaminathan. According to him “The bottom line of our national agricultural biotechnology policy […]

Illegal Mining in Bellary, Karnataka

November 30, 2011

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Illegal Mining in Bellary, Karnataka

Introduction The iron ore mining in Karnataka has been described as “a rape of Mother Earth”. Bellary has, over the past decade, emerged into India’s hot spot showing an amazing convergence of politics, business and crime. Reason- earth rich in iron ore. From 2002-2003 onwards, as demand for iron ore from China rose, never-ending lines […]

Juvenile Justice System In India: Do We Really Care?

June 7, 2011

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A person’s a person, no matter how small: An Introduction “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela. Recognition of the rightful place of the child in the societal fabric, a paradigm shift from a need-based approach to a right-based approach, […]

Honour Killing: A Boon or Bane

June 7, 2011

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Honour killing is a menace that has rotten the roots of the Indian society. To be young and in love has proved to be fatal for the Indian society. The stereotypical image of the society that a young boy and a girl can’t fall in love with each other has not undergone many changes. The […]

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