Diya Viswanath

Maintenance Laws in India

Maintenance Laws in India

Section 3 (b) of the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act 1956 defines maintenance as, “(i) in all cases, provision for food, clothing, residence, education and medical attendance and treatment; (ii) in the case of an unmarried daughter, also the reasonable expenses of an incident to her marriage” GENERAL LAW In matrimonial disputes, maintenance is a claim made…

The evil of female foeticide in India

The evil of female foeticide in India

A major social problem in Indian society, the preference for a son as a norm continues to grow, leading to female foeticide (aborting the female foetus). Despite being prohibited by law since 1961, we still witness an alarming rate of the deteriorating sex ratio. Using prenatal diagnostic techniques to determine the sex, these clinics and…

POSH-Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

POSH-Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

The law defines sexual harassment as unwelcome verbal, visual, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or based on someone’s sex that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment. The victims who often go through various physical and psychological effects, for a very long time did not receive the protection from sexual harassment faced…

POCSO Act 2012- Recent Developments

POCSO Act 2012- Recent Developments

Child Sexual Abuse is widespread across India, not restricted by any socioeconomic class, gender or  religion . According to the child abuse report, women and child development India, 2007- Half of the country’s children face some form of sexual abuse, with 21% having faced severe sexual abuse. Boys accounting for around 53% and girls for…

Unnao Rape Survivor’s Accident: CBI books MLA Sengar for Murder

Unnao Rape Survivor’s Accident: CBI books MLA Sengar for Murder

After the truck car collision involving the Unnao rape survivor, two of her aunts and her lawyer in Rae Bareilly, on Sunday the CBI charged BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother Manoj Singh Sengar along with 10 of his aides for cases under sections 302 for murder, 307 for attempt to murder, 120-B…

The Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime

The Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime

Cyber crime is any criminal activity using computer technology as a tool to commit an offence. It could be used to access business secrets, personal information ( hacking, spamming, phishing) and may also be used for exploitative purposes( child pornography, hate crimes). Also known as computer crime it may be carried out by individuals with…

Delhi HC dismisses plea to legalise cannabis for medical purposes

Delhi HC dismisses plea to legalise cannabis for medical purposes

The Delhi High Court dismissed a petition by a law student, who sought necessary amendments in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, along with a policy legalising the use of Cannabis and its allied products for medical purposes at a cost of Rs 10,000 to be deposited towards the High Court Bar Association Library fund.

Heavy burden cannot be placed on the complainant to prove the debt: SC

Heavy burden cannot be placed on the complainant to prove the debt: SC

The Supreme Court recently held that in cases concerning dishonour of cheques under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, the burden cannot be placed on the complainant to prove the debt . According to Section 138 of the Act, dishonour of cheque is a criminal offence and if the conditions stated are fulfilled, it…

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: ICJ delivers verdict in favour of India

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: ICJ delivers verdict in favour of India

Kulbhushan Jadhav a former Indian navy officer was tried under the official secrets act,1923 in a military court in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan on 3rd March 2016. The proceedings were not made public and evidence included a video of him confessing to being a spy for the RAW, broadcasted by Pakistan…

Marital rape – A lawmakers dilemma

Marital rape – A lawmakers dilemma

Marital rape is the sexual intercourse with one’s spouse without his/her consent, usually by the use of force. A growing problem in today’s contemporary times with women having more liberty to voice their concerns, it’s a crime yet to be criminalised. The issue of marital rape has been widely debated, some being progressive giving importance…

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