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Expounding the term Bail

The term bail is nowhere stated under this code though the word bailable offences and non-bailable offences are defined under Sec 2(a) of this code. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, bail is a process to release a person from legal custody by undertaking that he/she will have to appear at the time of the trial …

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Gender Neutrality in India

“I am what I am, so take me as I am”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Gender Neutral laws convey that in the eyes of law, all the genders existing should be treated equally, be it by stating orally or in terms of making laws. People often mistakenly use the Gender-Specific and Gender-Neutral laws interchangeably while …

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The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Kanyadan became associated with varadakshina, i.e. the cash or gifts in kind by the parents or guardian of the bride to the bridegroom. It was offered out of love and affection and did not constitute any consideration for the marriage. It was a voluntary practice without any coercive force. But slowly and gradually, the voluntary element has disappeared and the coercive element has crept in which is popularly known in today’s world as “Dowry”.