Month: October 2019

Big Bazaar fined Rs 11,000 for charging Rs 18 for cloth carry bag

Big Bazaar fined Rs 11,000 for charging Rs 18 for cloth carry bag

Asking a customer to pay Rs18 for a cloth carry bag cost hypermarket chain Big Bazaar Rs 11,518 as the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered it to pay Rs 10,000 to the Consumer Legal Aid Account (for helping needy litigants) and 1,518 to a Panchukla resident for “wrongly charging” for the item. Baldev Raj,…

Strict Liability in Criminal Law

Strict Liability in Criminal Law

Any offence in criminal law  can only be termed so if it contains both its constituents, namely actus reus and mens rea. Actus reus refers to the outward circumstances of an offence, the commission or omission of a deed.  Mens rea is the mental drive behind the crime, the volition or blameworthy mental condition. Hence…

Men Too : Not Always The Perpetrators

Men Too : Not Always The Perpetrators

Gender neutrality within rape statutes means the concept that the criminal law should recognize that men, women and transgender persons can be rape victims as well as perpetrators. Indian laws regarding rape, sexual assault, voyeurism, and stalking are gender specific. They follow gender binary attitude as they contemplate only two genders where, the victim can only…

Ayodhya land dispute: Ayodhya lawyer tears paper in court

Ayodhya land dispute: Ayodhya lawyer tears paper in court

The last day of arguments in the Ayodhya land dispute case witnessed drama when a lawyer tore a map showing Ram Janamsthan. Rajeev Dhavan, who is representing the Muslim parties, was handed over the map by a lawyer representing the Hindu Mahasabha. When Dhavan tore the map, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the…

Internally displaced persons and their rehabilitation

Internally displaced persons and their rehabilitation

Who are Internally Displaced persons? Internally displaced person or the group of persons who have been forced to flee their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, mass human right violation, natural or human-made disasters and…

Euthanasia: Is it a question of right to life or a life with dignity?

Euthanasia: Is it a question of right to life or a life with dignity?

What is Euthanasia? Merriam-Webster defines Euthanasia as “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (such as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy”. Forms of Euthanasia and it’s legality There are various forms of euthanasia: active and passive, voluntary and…

Ayodhya dispute: Section 144 imposed in district

Ayodhya dispute: Section 144 imposed in district

As the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute enters its final leg on Monday, the Uttar Pradesh administration has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Ayodhya till December 10 to pre-empt outbreak of violence. “Decision to impose Section-144 was also taken in consideration of upcoming festivals,” District Magistrate Anuj Kumar…

INCREASING MENACE OF CYBER THEFT

INCREASING MENACE OF CYBER THEFT

Cyber theft refers to the act of using an internet to steal someone’s property or to interfere with someone’s use and enjoyment of property. In other words, cyber theft is the stealing of financial and/or personal information through the use of computers for making its fraudulent or other illegal use. Cyber theft can also include…

Threats and Challenges to Maritime Security

Threats and Challenges to Maritime Security

Maritime law, also known as Admiralty Law is a body of rules governing different maritime matters. It is a law which regulates the activities of ships and shipping. Maritime law covers various fields such as the fishing industry, employment issues related to the crew, insurance, property damage etc. Although maritime law and law of the…

Evidence of deaf and dumb Rape victim:Bombay HC

Evidence of deaf and dumb Rape victim:Bombay HC

Section 119 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 states that a witness who is not able to speak may give their evidence in any other manner in which it can be intelligible – by writing or through sign language; however, such communication by writing or by sign language must be in the open court.  Recently,…

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