Written By Siddharth Addy 1. Background: – Gone are the days when the young crowd use to wait for weekends to play cricket, football and so on. Everyone used to gather around in fields for a fun outdoor activity. However, since the advancement of technology we see there has been a sharp decline in outdoor gaming and now it has […]
Written By Tushmi Udyalak Introduction In a recent Judgment of Satyaprakash Meena v. Alka Meena, by the Delhi High Court, Justice Pratibha M. Singh commented on the need for a Uniform Civil Code (“UCC”). She opined that there is an ever-prevailing need to institute and draft a Code which is common to all, and a harbinger of uniform principles being […]
Written by – Tanvi Mishra In India, we have seen a lot of rage amongst the citizens in rape cases like the Nirbhaya case in Delhi, Dr. Priyanka Reddy’s rape case in Hyderabad and the list goes on and on. We all will agree that the rage here is justified. But, we are also aware of the fact that atleast […]
The Nirbhaya Case(Mukesh v. State NCT of Delhi), involved the gang rape and the murder of a paramedical student in New Delhi in December 2012. One of the accused in the case was 17 years old at the time of the commission of the crime. Thus, owing to juvenile laws at that time, the teenager was not awarded severe punishment in comparison to other rapists. Other rapists were awarded death sentences.
By Yashiveer Kirti Anand; ILNU, Nirma University INTRODUCTION The 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified in 1868, which granted citizenship and equal protection to all citizens. Similarly, Article 16 in Indian Constitution aims to give equal protection and employment opportunities to all citizens. But, still there are hurdles regarding its implementation, reason being the contradictory verdicts given by […]
By Yashiveer Kirti Anand; ILNU, Nirma University In this technology driven age, everything is getting Digital. The digital revolution has made our life comfortable and easier to live. There was a time when we used to rely on postcards to send our message to people, but with the advent of emails, our messages can be sent within seconds. Technology has […]
The sections of IPC dealing with defamation have been challenged and questioned on the grounds that these violate fundamental rights of an individual. Considering Section 499 of IPC as prima facie infringement of Freedom of Speech and expression, petitioner in the present case challenged the constitutionality of Section 499 in the apex court.
Furthermore, the stringent punishments under the law are arbitrary and sexist in nature act as violation of section 3 of the act will lead an individual to be penalized with imprisonment of not less than one year, which can also be extended to 5 years. However, if a woman is the one who has converted after marriage, the fine and imprisonment term is doubled. This puts women at a more disadvantaged position as compared to their male counterparts. A woman’s autonomy cannot be suppressed and denied under the garb of protection.