Actus Reus & Mens Rea: The Inseparable Components of Crime

The principle is actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea (the intent and act must both concur to constitute the crime). Although prima facie there must be mind at fault before there can be a crime, it is not an inflexible rule, and a statute may relate to such a subject-matter and may be so framed as to make an act criminal whether there has been an intention to break the law or not.

Sabarimala | Overview & Analysis

Author: Chhavishree Somani. TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION.. RESPONDENTS ARGUMENT. MAJORITY JUDGES: GROUNDS. JUSTICE INDU MALHOTRA'S JUDGMENT. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF JUSTICE MALHOTRA'S OPINION.. INTRODUCTION An instant writ petition was filed by an association of lawyers under Article 32 of the Indian Constitution against the Government of Kerala, Devaswom Board of Travancore, Chief Thanthri of Sabarimala Temple and … Continue reading Sabarimala | Overview & Analysis