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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 […]

MONEY LAUNDERING

Written By – Debabala Nayak Money laundering is one of that methodology by way of which regular income is earned but by ways of illegal tricks or which is considered to be an illegal income. It is considered as an illegitimate method of transferring money obtained from unauthorised acts such as trafficking and then converting it into legitimate source. We […]

Sociological Study of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act,2006

Written By Rihan Shareef Child marriage is an issue grappling Modern-India affects lives of young individuals in terms of their health, education, livelihood, and aspirations. The passage of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in 2006 was in line with the shocking data that was presented in the Mid-term Appraisal of the 10th Five-Year Appraisal which showed new causes of Child […]

SOCIOLOGY OF PRISONS

Written By – Anshal Dhiman Sociology of prisons Prisons have continued to be a tool for punishment against actions that violate social conduct, control and regulation. Prisons form an institute of their own. Although prisons and sociologists have existed for a long time, sociologists only found prisons worth their time around 30 years ago; when Donald Clemmer published his work […]

DATE RAPE- THE CHIEF MANIFESTATION OF MANIPULATION

Written By – Sruthi Sadhasivam WHAT IS DATE RAPE? Date rape also known as acquaintance rape is rape committed by a person who is involved in a romantic relationship with the other person.  About 70% of rape cases in India is reported to have the involvement of abusers and victims who are intoxicated.  Indian law criminalises sexual intercourse performed when […]

Sociological Analysis Of Reservation Policy

The constitutional validity of reservation was rained in the case of Indra Sawhney & Others v. Union of India in which the Supreme Court of India in 1922 upheld reservation for OBCs with exception to the creamy layer’ being excluded from these benefits and ruled that reservations could not exceed 50 percent; anything above which it judged would violate equal access as guaranteed by the Constitution.

AYODHYA VERDICT – BALANCE OF INTEREST

Written by – Anshal The verdict given by the Indian Supreme Court on the long standing issue of the holy land in Ayodhya came as a relief to many people in the country. Many feared the worst for the safety and order of the country before the judgment was to be given because of the stakes at hand. The land […]

The ethics of Prostitution – should it be legalised?

The immoral traffic prevention act 1956, criminalises running a brothel, luring, and soliciting a person into prostitution and sexual exploitation but does not literally criminalise prostitution or prostitutes. Section 2(f) of The Immoral Trafficking Act (1956) defines prostitution as sexual exploitation of people for any business or monetary purpose. This means prostitution is very much legal in India if its voluntary and is between consenting adults, though Section 7 of the Immoral Trafficking Act penalizes prostitution if carried out in a public place. Prostitutes can also be punished for seducing or soliciting a person according to Section 8 of the Act.<

Position of LGBTQ+ community in Indian Army

After the NALSA judgment[1] of 2014, attempts were made to re-integrate the marginalized trans community in India. Navtej Singh Johar v Union of India[2] in 2018 decriminalized Section 377 of IPC which penalized “unnatural sex”, thereby legally allowing LGBTQIA+ community’s adults to engage in consensual coitus. However in June 2019 when the then Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat was asked about the impact of the judgement in the Indian Army, he said: “The Army is conservative. We are a family. We are not westernized. As for the lgbt issues, they are simply not acceptable in the army”. Though General Rawat did not entirely dismiss the possibility of the LGBT community joining the Indian Army in the near future.