Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Indian Criminal Justice System

Author: Rishika Jain, 2nd Year, B.Com LLB (H), Amity Law School, Amity University Rajasthan “If the criminal law as a whole is the Cinderella of jurisprudence, then the law of sentencing is Cinderella’s, illegitimate baby.”                                                                        -Nigel Walker Introduction: When the issue of criminal justice system comes up, it is impossible to imagine a world without proper criminal laws to regulate the conduct of crimes. Thus a uniform system is the dire need of any nation for that matter to have a uniform system for punishing the offenders. The Indian…

The Plight of Migrant Workers in COVID-19

Author: Harshita Joshi, 3rd Year, B.A. LL.B (Hons), School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal Introduction The pandemic has shaken the entire world monstrously. The Marginalized society is also at risk.  When the first phase of lockdown was commenced, most of the migrant workers lost their job because the entire ongoing construction sites were pushed to call off the ongoing work and put all other projects on hold. Migrant workers didn’t get proper wages due to which they lost their livelihood and moreover didn’t have enough money for a meal…

ROLE OF FORENSICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Author: Richa Bohra, 3rd Year, BBA LL.B (H), Amity Law School, Amity University Rajasthan FORENSIC IN LAW The word “forensic” originates from a Latin word “forenses” which means of or before the forum.[1] A forum in Rome (earlier) denotes a public place where judicial proceedings and debates take place and the criminal case is presented before the public. Therefore, we could say that the relationship or the association of forensic science with the law is extremely close and is being continued for decades. Forensic science can be understood as the…

DAUGHTERS BECOME EQUAL COPARCENERS: SUPREME COURT

Author: Kavya H., 4th Year, B.A. LL.B, SDM Law College, Mangalore. INTRODUCTION The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 governs the rules related to the intestate succession of the Hindus. Initially, the law relating to the succession was rooted in the Smritis and ancient texts. With the enactment of the Act, the principles of Mitakshara coparcenary were incorporated which posed a lot of ambiguities. It is often stated that the society is dynamic and so are the laws. Various statutes, judicial decisions have shaped and modified Hindu law. It is pertinent to…

The Concept of Hostile Witness and its Evidential Value

Author: Abhay Saxena, 2nd Year, BBA LL.B, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. Introduction: The role of the witness is of utmost importance whether it is a civil case or a criminal case. According to Bentham, witnesses are the “eyes and ears of Justice”. But sometimes in the course of a case (especially a criminal case), the witness might give testimony in the favour of the other party and due to this, the case of the prosecution might tumble down. These types of witnesses are termed to be…

THE CONTEMPT OF COURT TRUISM

Author: Riya Shetty, FYLLB, Jitendra Chauhan College of Law INTRODUCTION: “Law is not law if it violates the principles of eternal justice” -Lydia Maria Child The concept of “Democracy” lays down its pillars on the fact that its people are supreme and they are the decision-makers. While Article 19(1) (a) grants the freedom of speech and expression to all its citizens but on the other hand Articles 129 and 215 grants the “power of contempt of court” to its higher judiciary that limits the freedom granted under article 19 (1)…

Mitigating IPR Conflict Under Sports Law

Author: Tushti Pande, 4th Year, B.Com LL.B (H), School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal Co- Author: Parul Saxena, 4th Year, BBA LLB (H), School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal Introduction to Sports: In today’s world sports is a global phenomenon. Sports assumes immense cultural significance as a recreational pastime, competitive playing at a mature level, the elite and mainly professional level or in terms of spectating. In recent times sports has achieved so much essence that now it is a multi million-dollar industry. Both men and women perform…

LGBTQ RIGHTS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN ALTERING SOCIETY’S MINDSET.

Author: Yash Johari, 2nd Year, BBA LL.B (H), Amity Law School, Amity University Rajasthan Introduction “It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”–Harvey Milk 10th of December 1948 marked adoption of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly, which states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights with no exceptions and no one to leave behind.…

A NEED FOR REFORMATION OF JUVENILE DETENTION SYSTEM IN INDIA

Author: Aditi Sahay, 2nd Year, B.A. LLB (H), Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur Introduction Proper growth plays an important role in building up the future of a child. However, due to illiteracy and family background, some children indulge in unlawful activities and end up committing crimes like burglary, murder and even rape. Due to their immaturity, they are sent to the Juvenile Detention Centres where they are kept in the process of rehabilitation. But due to improper procedures and facilities not every child in the detention centre completes rehabilitation successfully. Certain…

Arbitration as a Career

Author: Nikita Pandey, 3rd Year, B.A. LL.B(H), School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal Why Arbitration? Arbitration is among those fields of law which are less travelled and have a lot to explore. Pick up a contract of maybe an insurance company, a loan agreement with a bank, a government contract or a joint venture agreement etc. you will find a clause of arbitration in it. The lawyers in making might find themselves at some point of time in a place with either many regular choices or in a loss of…