Mob Lynching and associated laws
Lynching is a form of violence in which a mob, under the pretext of administering justice without trial, executes a presumed offender, often after inflicting torture and corporal mutilation. The term lynch law refers to a self-constituted court that imposes a sentence on a person without due process of law.
The Manipur Law defined mob lynchings as “any act or series of acts of violence or aiding, abetting such act/acts thereof, whether
Reform of Criminal Laws
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a national level ‘Committee for the Reform of Criminal Laws’.
What is the committee for?
The criminal law in India comprises -
the Indian Penal Code of 1860
the Code of Criminal Procedure was rewritten in 1973
the Indian Evidence Act dates back to 1872
The idea that the current laws governing crime, investigation and trial require meaningful reform has long been in place.
TRIPLE TALAQ Analysis
GS-Paper-2 Governance Women and law
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 became the first legislation to be tabled in Parliament by the Narendra Modi dispensation in its second term, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserting the legislation was a must for gender equality and justice. The bill was introduced following a division of votes, with 186 members supporting and 74 opposing it. The bill was introduced in the lower house
Stopping hate on Television is also essential for law and order: SC
The Supreme Court said stopping hate on television was as essential for law and order as arming policemen with lathis and putting up barricades to prevent the spread of violence and riots.
Control over certain kind of news which agitate people to violence and riots is a law and order problem.
Preventing it is as powerful as putting up barricades. Preventing instigation is as important as providing lathis to policemen.
Comparison of USA and Indian Protests
The world’s oldest and largest democracies were punctuated by two dramatic sieges at the start of 2021, each of which provides an insightful glimpse into the troubled politics of the two countries.
On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol building was partially taken over by a violent mob comprising supporters of former President Donald Trump.
They attacked law enforcement officers, vandalised public property, and threatened lawmakers in Congres
Criminal Defamation Case-Priya Ramani case
This article discuss about the Priya Ramani case and how women are being unvoiced for fear of ridicule, shaming, or on grounds of sheer financial necessity.
There have also been those who feel that anything short of rape or outraging a woman’s modesty is not actionable.
A powerful man’s predatory past has caught up with him, when a not-so-powerful victim chose to come forward with her story and even at the risk of
The Supreme Court unveiled its Artificial Intelligence (AI) portal, the Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency (SPACE). A pet project of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, SUPACE is a tool that collects relevant facts and laws and makes them available to a judge.
The portal is not designed to take decisions, but only to process facts and to make them available to judges looking for input for a decision.
It is designed to make research easier for j
Sedition and freedom of speech
The Supreme Court’s rulings on cases of sedition give hope the law will be re-examined
What constitutes a sedition
Mere criticism: It has long been recognised that strident criticism of the government will not amount to an attempt to excite disaffection and disloyalty towards government.
Colonial legacy: The archaic and colonial view that an intemperate attack on an incumbent ruler should be met with fierce prosecution for
The arrest of K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, an MP from Andhra Pradesh, on the grave charge of sedition, is yet another instance of the misuse of the provision relating to exciting “disaffection” against the government.
Use of Section 124A for mere discontent against the government
The police in different States have been invoking sedition, an offence defined in Section 124A IPC, against critics of the establishment and promi
Muslim Women Rights Day on 1st August to celebrate TRIPLE TALAQ law
GS-Paper-2 Governance Women and law
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The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 became the first legislation to be tabled in Parliament by the Narendra Modi dispensation in its second term, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserting the legislation was a
Hate Speech in the Media
The "visual media" has recently been referred to as the "primary medium of hate speech" by the Supreme Court.
Details about the news
The bench was hearing a number of petitions over alleged hate speech on several TV programs.
The petitioners have asked the court to order the Center to take action to reduce instances of such speech.
The SC stated that it will take into account establishing some rules to level the playing field till
One Country, One Uniform for the police
One nation, one police uniform is a recent idea put forth by the Prime Minister.
Terrorism & Naxalism: The PM also reiterated the necessity of eradicating the underground network of terrorism, saying that it is urgent for everyone to band together and take control of the situation.
The number of Naxal-affected districts in the nation has significantly decreased, he added, over the past eight years.
We now need to concentrate on achiev
It has recently come to the spotlight after a Delhi Court ordered a Narco Test for Aaftab Amin Poonawala in the bone-chilling Shradha Walkar killing case.
The Court took into consideration international norms on human rights, the Right to a fair trial, and the Right against self-incrimination under Article 20(3) of the Constitution.
What is a Narco Test?
In a narco or narco-analysis test: a drug called sodium pentothal is injected into the body of the accused,
Obscenity Laws in India
The Advocate recently filed a police report against Urfi Javed for roaming the streets of Mumbai and exposing her body.
India's Obscenity Laws:
Sections 292, 293, and 294 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deal with the offense of obscenity.
According to Section 292, any content is declared obscene if it is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest, or if its effect is to deprave and corrupt persons likely to read, view, or hear the content.
Village Defence Committees
Kashmir and Jammu L-G Manoj Sinha have declared that the UT would establish Village Defense Guards(VDG).
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs gave its approval to the plan to establish VDGs in J&K's at-risk districts.
JK Village Defense Committee (VDC): What Is It?
As a force multiplier against militant attacks, the Village Defense Committees were first established in the former Doda district (now Kishtwar, Doda, and Ramban districts) in the m
Mob lynching and Cow Vigilantism
The recent lynching and burning of two men in Haryana on the basis of allegations of unlawful cow slaughter, smuggling, or transportation bring attention to the problem of mob lynching.
About cow vigilantism:
Mob attacks carried out in the guise of "cow protection" primarily target Muslims, Dalits, and tribals.
Cases of alleged cow vigilantism
Rajasthan - A group of accused cow vigilantes killed a dairy farmer from Haryana by be
Collection of Voice Samples
A political figure recently came before the Central Bureau of Investigation to provide voice samples for a speech about his suspected role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
With the ability to identify individuals and verify evidence, voice samples have grown to be a crucial tool in criminal investigations.
The procedure for gathering voice samples
In order to obtain consent to record someone's voice for the sake of a case, an investigating