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Religion – Is Personal now Political?

Written By – Dakshita The secular country of India is the second most populous in the world, and comprises of 85% Hindus, 10% Muslims, 2.5% Christians and the rest as other minority religions. Simply defined, religion is the belief an individual holds that defines their way of lifestyle and culture directly. Indirectly, religion affects all spheres of our lives, from […]

DILEMMAS OF CONSENT AND COERCION IN RAPE

Written by – Sruthi Sadhasivam Rape is very much, a product of patriarchy and is being committed in the name of preserving caste purity and upholding one’s religious identity. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code defines rape as forced sexual intercourse with a woman, sexual intercourse with a woman of unsound mind or when she is intoxicated, and obtaining […]

CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION IN INDIA – AN ANALYSIS

Written By – Sruthi Sadhasivam CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION IN INDIA – AN ANALYSIS                                                                              – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION In India the responsibility of preventing an unwanted pregnancy lies on the women as it is she who gets pregnant. Awareness on these matters is extremely minimal in India. Normalisation of Marital rape further makes the life of the woman terrible. Due […]

IS EUTHANASIA LEGAL IN INDIA?

Written By –  Sruthi Sadhasivam WHAT IS EUTHANASIA? Euthanasia is taking away the life of a person in good faith with no intention to harm the person. Euthanasia or mercy killing is a medical procedure which involves placing a terminally ill individual to a painless death when chances of survival of the latter is zero or minimal. It is administered […]

IS THERE ANY REAL RIGHTS IN LIVE IN RELATIONSHIP?

Written by – Sruthi Sadhasivam WHAT EXACTLY IS LIVE IN RELATIONSHIP? Live in relationship is a flexible companionship where both partners live in the same house by sharing equal responsibility physically, emotionally and financially without getting married based on religious norms or rules and choose not to obtain a marriage certificate as well.  Live in relationships came into being as […]

BEGGARY AND VAGRANCY – DO THE LAWS ADDRESS THE NEED?

Written by – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION Begging is not a crime for it to be criminalized. It is a socio-economic disaster that must be cured by satiating the socio-economic needs of the society. Equitable conditions, gender equality, rationalism and equal access to essential facilities are vital factors to curb begging culture. Thereby, criminalizing beggary is like criminalizing poverty. Acts such […]

Sociological Study of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Written by – Piyush Pandit Dowry is undoubtedly a social evil and many efforts have been made to tackle this menace and The dowry Prohibition act of 1961 is one of them. The act was passed in June, 1961, but the practice continued unfettered. In december, 1983 the parliament passed the criminal law, the second amendment act thus introducing section […]

SOCIOLOGICAL IMPACT OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

Written By – Sruthi Sadhasivam INTRODUCTION This article will elucidate on the legal aspects, theoretical undercurrents and various cases of Islamophobia in India and the world. Islamophobia can involve feelings of hatred, prejudice, fatalistic and obstructive frame of mind towards muslims. It can take many forms such as being a frequent target of police brutality, being mocked using racial slurs […]

WHISTLE BLOWERS AND THE LAW

Written By – Trisha Prasad The term whistle-blower refers to either an existing employee within a company or an ex-employee who reveals to the public or any higher authority information about wrongdoing within the company or government agency. The wrongful act may be illegal, unethical, unauthorize or fraudulent in nature. Whistle-blowers in any organization have historically played an important role […]

SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS

Written Vaishnavi K The word “restitution” means to restoration of something that has been stolen or lost and in terms of personal relationships refers to compensation for loss through recovery of the relationship while the word “conjugal” refers to issues regarding marriage or marital relationship between a husband and wife. The main goal and essence of marriage is both the […]