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“Teacher, teacher! The three of them called me ‘an animal with no brain’ in front of the entire class.” Brings back the memories of early school, doesn’t it? Your school teacher might not have taken it very seriously, but a court in Gwalior did. On February 14, the Gwalior Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High […]

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“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…”                                                                                           – ADR. We had adopted the common law legal system from the British, which we practice now. Under this system, what usually happens is that there are two disputed parties and the court is set in motion by the one that is […]

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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 […]

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    It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. ~Earl Warren The prime objective of first information report or FIR  is to set criminal law in motion. Information can be made regarding commission of two kinds of offences 1. Cognizable 2. Non-cognizable. Section 154 of IPC deals with information […]

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Introduction Justice Gordon Hewart while delivering the landmark judgement of Rex v. Sussex, had remarked that “not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done.” Thus it would not be wrong in concluding that the rule of law prevails in providing not merely access to justice but in providing “Access to law”. There […]

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 “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” -Dalai Lama Right to Information is one of the most important legislations of recent times, given the growing rate of corruption in India and the desperate need for accountability and transparency. RTI is your Fundamental Right! RTI was declared a Fundamental Right […]

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Introduction The sexual offences were covered under Indian Penal Code (IPC). But the IPC did neither provide for all types of sexual offences against children, nor did it distinguish between adult and child victims. So a special law was enacted by Lok Sabha on 22nd May, 2012 called ‘The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

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If a person commits any crime, it does not mean that by committing a crime, he/she ceases to be a human being and that he/she can be deprived of those aspects of life which constitutes human dignity  Introduction Man is a social animal and he needs a family and society to live his life. Every […]

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“People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.” –          David Millar Every person who commits a crime is deemed to punishment but this does not mean that he needs to repay it with his life. And […]

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