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?

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TAMIL NADU CUSTODIAL DEATHS: Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

In this piece, the authors discuss the incongruity between the profusion of judicial and legislative safeguards against custodial violence and the unpleasant image that various statistics present. Further, the article enunciates upon the intrinsic shortcomings of the prevalent safeguards and finally pitches for the need for standalone legislation on custodial violence. Continue reading TAMIL NADU CUSTODIAL DEATHS: Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

De-criminalising dishonour of cheques

Decriminalising Section 138 Of Negotiable Instrument Act: An Economic Solution

The article tries to find whether the move to decriminalize dishonour of cheque is efficacious or not by employing the economic analysis of punishment wherein the authors have tried to gauge the viability of imprisonment and imposition of fines as modes of punishment. Continue reading Decriminalising Section 138 Of Negotiable Instrument Act: An Economic Solution

THE LOCKDOWN DOMINO EFFECT: Resurgent Domestic Abuse and the Search for an Antidote.

-by Ayushi Shukla & Sushmit Mandal Humans have been devastated by a novel coronavirus, and our way of life inexplicably shattered by a microscopic infectious agent considered to be “at the edge of life”. More than one-third of our population is now confined indoors to curb the high transmission rates. Home, usually a safe sanctuary, is also a place where abusers can warp the dynamics … Continue reading THE LOCKDOWN DOMINO EFFECT: Resurgent Domestic Abuse and the Search for an Antidote.