Private Defence- Protection Against Body Or Property

Every citizen has the right to help himself, and the right of private defense must encourage the citizens of every free, democratic country. We have to understand one thing that the right to personal security is not applicable when there is time to have a source to get any public authority protection. Sections 96 – 106 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 deals with the right to private defense. Under these sections, the provision mentions that the person can use all his necessary forces to protect their life, property, or even another person’s life or property.

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All You Need To Know About Defamation

The term ‘Defamation’ can be well understood with a proverb ‘think before you speak’. Any statement made against the other party, which tends to lower his status among the right-minded people can get you two years of jail term! In the case of Nambi Narayan v. Silbi Mathews[1], the Supreme Court held that the reputation of an individual is an insegregable part of his right to live with dignity.

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Offensiveness in Obscenity and the Legal Provisions

Depiction of obscene materials and Pornography is considered as the forbidden subject in the social fabric of India. It cannot be denied that obscenity is against decency and Morality. Generally, it can be seen by advertising materials in which the women are used by showing their different body parts. Nudity is exhibited on the internet in the form of videos and pictures.

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Honour Killing In India: A Legal Perspective

Honour is a prime and valuable asset of human beings. It is an intangible property of both men and women. Honour killing is the killing for the sake of honour. Killing someone in the name of honour is not only against the law but also a significant violation of human rights. Honour cannot be sacrificed either for the individual interest or for the collective interest of the society.

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Honour Killing: The least recognized form of violence against women’s autonomy

The term ‘honour killing’ has often been misinterpreted as the ritualistic method of murder that is precipitated by the perceived loss of the aggressor’s honour. The victims in this form of crime are generally women and the perpetrators are males. A widespread form of gender violence against the autonomy of women particularly in the area of marriage and sexuality needs to be brought to concern and inquired into.

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Dowry Death Section 304B: Detailed Overview

In India marriage is considered to be a sacrament relation between the two-person. When the woman enters into a union, she has some expectation with the new bonds and perhaps wanted to be the same comfort, love and caring as she received in her own house. However, the one custom which persists to degrade the sanctity of marriage is dowry. The demand born out by the in-laws, husband and his relatives created so much mental pressure on the wife, her family, that for them only two options are left either to fulfil that demand or to just bear the harassment reluctantly and pacify the situation. soon the life of the wife becomes miserable and pathetic and this will lead to an insidious state resulting in dowry death.

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