Tag: Article 21

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 […]

Public Trust Doctrine- A Critical Analysis

The doctrine which was enunciated way back by the Roman Empire got its modern form by the U.S court in Illinois Central Railroad Company v. People of the State of Illinois. In the factual matrix of the case, the court went on stating that “The bed or soil of navigable waters is held by the […]