The criminal liability of infants is defined in Section 82 & 83 of the Indian Penal Code. The sections mandate that the acts committed by child without attaining sufficient maturity of understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his … Continue reading Infancy and Criminal Liability: In light of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015
INTRODUCTION Incidents of stalking of women have been on a rise since the last couple of years. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report in 2018, there was a 51% rise in the stalking cases being registered but … Continue reading Analysing the Effectiveness of Stalking Laws in India
INTRODUCTION India is one of the most populous countries in the world. This demographic statistic gives ample room for heinous crimes to breed in. The recent atmosphere of chaos and euphoria among the masses, with the encounter killing of Priyanka … Continue reading Analysing Section 154 of CrPC after Amendment in 2013: A Speedy Step for Justice
There is an element of difference between a victim and a witness of crime. A witness of crime may not necessarily be the victim, and the victim is not always a witness. While both have different needs, they can be … Continue reading The Unnao and Surat Rape Case: Vulnerability of witnesses in criminal trials and the need for effective legislation
Revision of cases, quashing of FIRs and exercise of other inherent powers is one of the main functions of the High Court nowadays. If one visits a courtroom in any High Court s/he would notice that maxim number of cases … Continue reading Revision, Quashing, Inherent Power or Certiorari? Why the Chaos?
‘Life demands self-respect and dignity’, were the words of former CJI Deepak Misra while awarding a compensation of Rs. 50 Lakhs to ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of espionage by the Kerala Police. (S. Nambi Narayanan v. … Continue reading Malicious Prosecution under Criminal Law in India