Category: Law

Death Penalty: A Strict No!

“It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad.” ― Frederick Forsyth,  The Day of the Jackal  Introduction: Capital punishment, as it is known, is a topic of universal debate. To put it simply, Capital punishment means […]

A study of AFSPA and Human Rights Abuses in Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been the centre of national attention for several decades now and for all the erroneous reasons. This began in 1989, with the rigged elections which formed the basis for major political movement for self-determination and independence, in the valley, in conjunction with conflicts between the Separatist groups and […]

Does Jain Practice of Santhara Attracting Section 309 of Indian Penal Code?

The known ancient practice of Santhara in Jainsim, or starving oneself to death, portrays a fundamental conflict between law, constitutional secularism and religion. Does it fall under the definition of suicide as the High Court interprets or a divine act of soul cleansing that the followers of Jainism claim, an antediluvian tradition or a ritual […]

The Power Of Ten: Right to Information Act, 2005

“Where the mind is without fear, and the head held high.” – Rabindranath Tagore. Our literati’s wielded this phrase during an era when all the machinery of the State where obscured! A phrase that would have had lost its essence under the current circumstances too, in the very country of its genesis, if it was […]

Land Acquisition Saga

It is some 20 odd days old story, that people were speculating over the fate of the oh-so-famous, in fact more of infamous, Land Acquisition (Amendment) Ordinance, which suffered from the 3rd failed attempt of the Centre to pass it as an Act. Thus, then the question was whether it will be promulgated for the […]

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