The Indian criminal justice system immediately needs to be made more victim-centric. Ending the backlog of cases in the judiciary, abandoning overcriminalization, ensuring police accountability and giving up colonial tactics are the way forward.Keep reading
The legislation governing disclosure of evidence is inefficient in our country in a manner that the law paves way for abuse of power by the law enforcement authorities.Keep reading
The jurisprudence of Section 311 CrPC, in the absence of defined rules, has to be traced through the judicial decisions which from time to time have defined the principles on which the wide discretionary power has to be exercised by the Courts.Keep reading
The article examines challenges encountered by victims in submitting compensation claims and proposes ways to improve the existing system.Keep reading
Overdependence on Criminal Laws – Reflective of Society’s Inability to Handle Conflict by Other Means?
The article examines the implications of any dependence on the formal criminal justice system, whether good or bad and what role alternative means of social control can play in bringing about the ends that criminal laws aim to achieveKeep reading
Do Magistrates have Power to Extend Time for Detention & Investigation of UAPA Offences u/ Sec 167, CrPC?
Recently, the Supreme Court has affirmed that a Magistrate cannot grant extensions to investigation agencies for the purpose of carrying out investigations under Sec167, CrPC when the accused is charged under the UAPA. This decision was made by relying on the case of Bikramjit Singh v State of Punjab. This post seeks to enquire into the law on this point by adverting to a textual analysis of relevant provisions and discussing the said case law.Keep reading
Non-criminalization of marital rape can be seen as a product of the patriarchal norms and ideologies that are still rampant in India.Keep reading
The derogatory manner in which the courts deal with rape victims is truly problematic. Stereotypes revolving around how an Indian woman should act are not just prevalent in our society but in our judiciary system as well, especially in matters relating to sexual offences.Keep reading
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