CUSTODIAL DEATHS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhereMartin Luther King INTRODUCTION One of the deadliest types of crimes in the history of human rights is the death of a person while they are being kept in prison. Deaths in custody have existed for a long time; they are not fresh occurrences. However, in recent years,... Continue Reading →

IMPORTANT LEGAL MAXIMS & DOCTRINES

Act so that maxim of your act could be made the principal of universal lawImmanuel Kant INTRODUCTION A well-known legal theory, proposition, or concept, typically articulated in Latin, is known as a legal maxim. The majority of these Latin proverbs were first used by European governments that used Latin as their official language in the... Continue Reading →

PREVENTIVE DETENTION: A QUASI LEGAL PRACTICE

There is nothing more foreign to a civilized and democratic system than preventive detention Robert Bourassa INTRODUCTION There are certain rules and regulations in India's governance structure that were either created to maintain internal security or have been in place since the time of British administration. It is quite evident that caste and racial violence... Continue Reading →

JUDICIAL REFORMS BY WARREN HASTINGS IN 1772,1774 & 1780

BACKGROUND OF THE ACTS The East India Company was recognized and accepted as the political power in Bengal in 1757 after the battle of Plassey. In order to avoid the interference by the British Parliament and jealousy of the French and the Portuguese, the company refrained from declaring itself a de jure political power and... Continue Reading →

JUDGES ARE NOT EMPERORS

There is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powersHenry Middleton INTRODUCTION The Indian democracy comprises three branches in its political system viz. legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. While keeping the society’s interests in mind, each part of the democratic system occasionally performs... Continue Reading →

CASE ANALYSIS: CENTRAL INLAND WATER TRANSPORT VS B.N. GANGULY [AIR 1986 SC 781]

POINT OF LAW Section 23, Indian Contract Act, 1872 This Section discusses about what considerations and objects are lawful and what is not. If we read the definition along with sub-clause 3, we get to know that consideration or object of an agreement is lawful unless the court regards it as immoral or opposed to... Continue Reading →

POLITICS: A FEMININE FIELD

Women have more to prove than men, when it comes to politicsJulie Nixon Eisenhower INTRODUCTION The status of men and women in ancient societies was at par. In the Indian context, women had an equal share in the politics and policy-making of the state. India has witnessed a number of queens in its history, who... Continue Reading →

SEALED COVER JURISPRUDENCE

IF LAW IS A LANGUAGE, THEN JURISPRUDENCE IS ITS GRAMMAR INTRODUCTION Sealed cover jurisprudence refers to the practice of the Supreme Court and other courts of asking for or accepting public-interest-related information from government bodies in sealed envelopes that can only be read by the judges. If we talk about the legal provisions relating to... Continue Reading →

LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY

If you wish to be a good leader, have an all-round personality. Read psychology, philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, finest works, scriptures and even law.Moutasem Algharati DEFINITIONS LAW Law as a science/subject is multi-dimensional in nature because this three-letter word has many definitions and many interpretations. When a layman hears the term law he/she starts imagining... Continue Reading →

WHY I DECIDED TO PURSUE LAW

"The Study of Law is useful in a variety of points of view. It qualifies a man to be useful to himself, to his neighbors, and to the public"Thomas Jefferson The subject of Law fascinates me a lot. I am intrigued by the developments in legal services and how it adapts to an ever-changing society.... Continue Reading →

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