Criminal Law Principles in Indian Jurisprudence and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967: A Critique

Criminal procedural law has been formulated with the interest of balancing punitive measures arising from a criminal breach of substantive law with civil liberties of citizens so as to ensure that even if ten guilty men roam free, not one innocent man is punished[i]. While formulating the Indian Criminal Procedural Code (“CRPC’), key considerations made were that the procedure must […]

COVID-19 AND THE DISTRESSED FARMER: A PARADIGM SHIFT IN OUR FARMING METHODS BECOMES THE NEED OF THE HOUR

Introduction: Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. 54.6% of the total workforce is engaged in agricultural and allied sector activities, and accounts for 17.1% of the country’s Gross Value Added (GVA) for the year 2017-18. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected all walks of life, and has shown a record decline in the national GDP for April-June […]

Busting misconceptions about the LGBTQIA+ community: Part 2

What factors cause homophobia? Homophobia pertains to discrimination and hate crimes against the members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It has been found in studies like The Roots Of Homophobia – Putting Freud To The Test[1] people with such prejudices tend to hold the following attitudes and opinions: Have few  or  no friends from the LGBTQIA+ community  Might have grown up […]

Busting misconceptions about the LGBTQIA+ community: Part 1

During the pride month of 2020, through social media platforms like Instagram, people were asked to submit questions they have about the LGBTQIA+ community. The questions submitted were divided and sorted to screen out the frequently asked questions which have been answered in the following article, backed by research and factual data, for the general awareness of the public. The […]

Voyeurism: The Silhouetted Crime in India

Introduction Voyeurism is a type of disorder in which there is an interest in achieving sexual arousal by just watching the unsuspecting and/or non-consenting persons undress or engage in any form of sexual activity. Voyeurism can be described as a form of paraphilia, which involves the practice of the individual acquiring sexual gratification or deriving sexual pleasure by observing another […]