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?

Social distancing in COVID 19 leading to social distressing

SOCIAL DISTANCING LEADING TO SOCIAL DISTRESSING: Social epidemic within a biological epidemic

by Arshpreet Singh Saluja and Muskaan Jain Introduction Amidst this pandemic due to the practice of social distancing and the lockdown, reports have shown that the crime rates are sharply falling. This is true but not complete. Although the offences such as theft, murder and molestation have decreased, we should not get disillusioned by this moment of transient peace at public places.  Unfortunately, other crimes … Continue reading SOCIAL DISTANCING LEADING TO SOCIAL DISTRESSING: Social epidemic within a biological epidemic