Nikhila Katupalli

Defence of  Grave and Sudden provocation in Murder cases

Defence of Grave and Sudden provocation in Murder cases

The defence of crimes of passion challenges mens rea, suggesting that there was no premeditated malice and that the crime was committed as a result of the heat of passion. In certain jurisdictions, if the defence of grave and sudden provocation is established, it might call for a conviction for second-degree murder but not first-degree…

Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law

Every dimension of the legal world depends on notions and expectations about human psychology; the thoughts, reactions, feelings and the ability to make appropriate decisions. Psychology revolves around human behaviour and interaction, primarily focusing on the influence of one’s mental state as a result of societal processes or other such factors. The law in some…

Kathua case: SC stays proceedings of Juvenile Justice Board against one accused

Kathua case: SC stays proceedings of Juvenile Justice Board against one accused

In connection with the dreadfully famous rape case of a minor girl in Kathua, a Bench consisting of Justices NV Ramana, Ajay Rastogi and V Ramasubramanian directed the Juvenile Justice Board to stay the proceedings against one accused. The stay came after considering the plea made by Jammu and Kashmir administration, which claimed that the…

Defence of Insanity: Section 84 IPC

Defence of Insanity: Section 84 IPC

The responsibility that individuals take becomes a liability in law. This concept of responsibility forms the basis from where we derive our rights and duties to live life freely and with parallel accountability. It forms the basis for all the codes and statutes which define our rights and also giving the appropriate punishments for breach…

SEBI amends public issue guidelines for REITs, InvITs on Rights Issue

SEBI amends public issue guidelines for REITs, InvITs on Rights Issue

The markets regulator SEBI on Tuesday amended guidelines for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) to ease the process of public issue of their units. Now, these trusts can accept only Applications Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA). Under the proposal, minimum allotment and trading lot for publicly issued REITs (Real Estate…

SC issues notice on Calcutta HC’s challenge against its own judgment modifying senior designation guidelines

SC issues notice on Calcutta HC’s challenge against its own judgment modifying senior designation guidelines

The Apex Court has issued a notice in a Special Leave Petition filed by the Calcutta administration, challenging the Calcutta High Court judgment delivered in January last year that had partly allowed a plea challenging the High Court’s Senior Advocate designation guidelines. A bench consisting of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and…