justice

A Probe that Defeats the Idea of Procedural Justice – [EDITORIAL]

In the backdrop of the Hathras horror, it can be said that The Police’s brutal probe added another layer of brutality to the whole incident. Starting off from the mid night cremation of the victim’s body, preventing the opposition leaders from meeting the victim’s family and imposing a lockdown in the whole region, the next in series of state facilitated atrocities comes the investigating agency’s interest in conducting a Narco and polygraph test on the victim’s family. I argue that besides the fact that, these tests are illegal and unconstitutional, the reasons being cited by the Police to justify the carrying out of this illegal method of extracting confessions and evidence, are just a gamut of distorted facts and misapplied laws. Continue reading A Probe that Defeats the Idea of Procedural Justice – [EDITORIAL]

CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

-by Ramsha Reyaz Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological specimens like cells, tissues, organelles etc. at very low temperatures for the purpose of preservation. Cryopreserved cells can remain viable for long periods of time and, therefore, the process is increasingly being used for preserving reproductive cells and fertilized embryos as part of in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive techniques. Cryopreservation is an important aspect … Continue reading CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

COVID-19 AND NEGLIGENT SPREADING OF DISEASE – A Crime?

The world is currently grappling with a pandemic. India had also imposed a countrywide lockdown to contain the deadly virus. For ensuring the fulfilment of the objective and sanctity of this measure, all the States too individually imposed the Epidemic Diseases Act, alongside the Indian Penal Code. This was done in order to keep the actions of citizens under check and prevent them from endangering other people’s lives. This article explores the criminality of negligent spreading of the coronavirus and discusses whether the current legal framework in this regard is sufficient or not. Continue reading COVID-19 AND NEGLIGENT SPREADING OF DISEASE – A Crime?