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Sexual Harassment at Workplace in India

April 22, 2011

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Men and women are like two wheels of the Chariot of Life. The term ‘sexual harassment’ means “a type of employment discrimination consisting in verbal or physical abuse of a sexual nature.”[i] In Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan,[ii] sexual harassment was defined as any unwelcome sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) as physical […]

Internet Pornography: Problems and Solutions

April 20, 2011

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Pornography is the presentation or production of sexually explicit pictures, writings or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual stimulation or arousal. Recurring themes of pornography include multiple rapes, men planning and executing a rape which the victim enjoys despite some initial resistance, sadism and profaning of sacred. To some extent pornography does […]

The Singur Controversy: A Causal Analysis

April 16, 2011

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The Singur Controversy: A Causal Analysis

The Singur issue is one of the most hotly debated political, economic and ethical issues that have ever crept up in West Bengal. With many hands stirring the soup, large number of vested interests, this issue has caught the public attention in an unexpected fashion. I would be giving a vivid analysis of the integrated […]

Anti Dowry Laws – Use or Misuse

April 10, 2011

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Dowry or Dahej  is the payment in cash or / and kind by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’ s family along with the giving away of the bride ( called Kanyadaan) in  Indian marriage .  Kanyadanam is an important part of  Hindu marital rites. Kanya  means daughter, and dana means gift. Dowry originated in […]

Rape of the Law?

March 22, 2011

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Rape of the Law?

Think about it… When will a girl move out and wander fearlessly? Why does a worried mother calls up her daughter if she is out after 7 in the evening?  What is she afraid of?  There’s a voice in the mind that murmurs, God save her. The real fear in her mind is- Rape. How […]

Has the time come for a Uniform Civil Code in India?

December 7, 2010

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Has the time come for a Uniform Civil Code in India?

Introduction: India’s history is testimony to the fact that it’s been a country of personal laws. Till the early twentieth century, different sets of rules were followed by Muslims in India. It was till the year 1935 that different sects of Muslims like the Khoja Muslims and the Kutchi Memons had their own rules of […]

Why Prostitution should be Legalized and Regulated in India?

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 […]

Basic Provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005

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 […]

Consumer Behavior and Protection in India: Challenges

April 7, 2010

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Consumer Behavior and Protection in India: Challenges

The issues relating to consumer welfare affects the entire 1.17 billion people since everyone is a consumer in one way or the other. Ensuring consumer welfare is the responsibility of the government. Accepting this, policies have been framed and the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, was introduced. A separate Department of Consumer Affairs was also created […]

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