Marital rape- An Oxymoron?

The general meaning of rape can be understood as unlawful and forced sexual intercourse. Merriam Webster defines it as an illegal sexual activity committed by force or due to threat of injury and is against the will of the victim or someone incapable of giving consent due to mental disability, disorder, and unconsciousness.
The term’s legal definition, in the context of its consideration under Indian laws, has been codified under Section 375[1] of Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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Prevention of Child Labor

Child labor is something that is distinguished from normal labor. Child labor refers to a practice whereby a child, under the legal age for working, i.e. 14 years, is made to do work that is physically or mentally harmful for them in such age. Universally, the age for considering a person a child is 18 years of age. Child labor occurs in almost every industry, for example, brick making, bangle making, agriculture, and various hazardous work.

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Analysis of Sources of Law In India

The study of Sources of Law is the study of various phases of its development that gave it new drive and vigor and enabled it to verify the dynamical wants. Law is not static, since society is constantly evolving, legal guidelines also are changed to keep pace with the necessities of society. There are as many interpretations of the expression ‘Sources of Law’ as there are schools and theories regarding the concept of Law

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Marijuana – Should It Be Legalised In India

Marijuana, also known as ‘Vijaya’, is termed to be one of the five sacred plants existing on earth and yet it is not legal in India. Marijuana is a form of drug which is made from the leaves and flowers of cannabis which produces the feeling of being relaxed when consumed either by smoking or eating. However, why is marijuana not legal in India? And even after that, why do we consume it on the joyous occasions of Holi (bhang) and Maha Shivratri (thandai)?

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Media Trials

Though there is no specific definition in any law, ‘trial by media’ may be defined as adjudication by the media, of cases, either before, during, or after the verdict of the court. Media is also called the fourth pillar of democracy and plays a vital role in molding the opinion of the public.

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Men- The Unheard Victims

The patriarchal theory that men typically dominate women is omnipresent. The idea is not wrong but is not cent per cent true. Indian women and children are protected by the Indian laws against various offences and are also given special rights that they can avail. Conversely, men in India have few rights that they can avail.

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The History of Lynching

Lynching comes under the family of mob violence and is often defined as the killing of someone by a group of people, for an alleged offence, without a legal proceeding. These killings are often preceded by a form of torture. In India, the Protection from Lynching Act, 2017 defines the term lynching as any act or series of acts of violence or aiding, abetting or attempting an act of violence, whether spontaneous or planned, by a mob on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth, language, dietary practices, sexual orientation, political affiliation, ethnicity or any other related grounds. Lynching, as a phenomenon, is relatively new to India.

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India And China: The Digital Tussle

The relationship between China and India, also known as Sino- Indian relations, have varied over the passage of time. The two nations have sought after economic corporations with one another, with the border dispute being the highlight. India was the nation who ended the ties with Taiwan and perceived their people as a legitimate government of Mainland China. In 2012 China stated that Sino – Indian ties could be the most important bilateral partnership.

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India and its Lingering Border Disputes

For far too long, India has been in the eye of the storm regarding its several border disputes. In recent times, the nation has excelled to resolve its boundary disputes with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and trying out all possible ways to resolve the issues. The un-demarcated borders with Myanmar, Bhutan, and lately with China, Pakistan, and Nepal have often outburst into conflicts. Likewise, India is able to restitute its marine boundary dispute with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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CONTEMPT OF COURT- THE LATEST WRANGLE

“I do not ask for mercy. I do not appeal to magnanimity. I cheerfully submit to any punishment that the court may impose,” a quote paraphrased from the sayings of Mahatma Gandhi, stated by Advocate Prashant Bhushan. The matter revolves around “Scandalizing the Court” or The Contempt of Court which relates to an offence that shows disrespect to the dignity or authority of the court in a certain way.

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Extrajudicial Execution: An Analysis

Extrajudicial execution refers to an act of killing that is affected outside the course of regular judicial proceedings; not founded upon, or unconnected with, the action of a court of law. It is considered as the highest form of violation of democracy since the whole idea of democracy is based on the recognition of individual liberty.

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National Education Policy 2020: An Analysis

The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) which was approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 29 July 2020 outlines the vision of India’s new education system. The new policy replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986. The policy is a comprehensive framework for elementary education to higher education as well as vocational training in both rural and urban India. The policy aims to transform India’s education system by 2040.
The government has taken a very good step.

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RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN: The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

Recognition of new rights with the changing time is a vital need for the growth of society. It requires a different orientation with balanced amendments. Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) is finding its way in India. RTBF refers to the right of an individual to ask for the removal of information involving his/her past from the Internet which is usually easy to look up using a search engine and often undermine their future opportunities in terms of jobs, relationships etc. The meaning differs with varying jurisdictions.

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Pm Cares Fund: It Is Time to Address The Elephant In The Room

On March 28, 2020, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced the creation of a fund called Prime Minister’s Citizen’s Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations[1] (hereinafter ‘PM CARES’) to fight COVID 19 which has been declared as a pandemic by the WHO. As on May 20, 2020[2], around INR 9,677.9 Crores were received from various sources into the PM CARES.

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The mindset must change- Permanent Commission to Women Officers in Indian Defence Services

A Permanent Commission in Indian Defense Services indicates that a person may serve in the Defence Services until he/she retires, unlike the SSC. The SSC officers are the people who come into action for a brief period of time, usually lasting from 7-14years until they have to retire.

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