Law regarding testimony in India

Author: Sameeksha Shukla from School of Law, UPES, Dehradun.

A witness is the person who has knowledge about the crime or accident and that person either voluntarily or in obligation provides testimonial evidence, either oral or written of what he or she knows. The Court can convict the person on the testimony of the…

Explained: What is a Charge-Sheet?

Author: Eashaan Agrawal from National Law University, Delhi.

Recently the Crime Branch of Delhi Police has filed the charge sheet against in the cases related to the recent Delhi Riots which had pushed the city into turmoil. The charge sheet names Sharukh Pathan as the main accused along with 5 others. In this context…

Explained: What is a Contempt Notice?

Author: Madhuresh Chaudhary from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies , Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

This is the remedy granted to Courts as they can sou motu take cognizance of offences of contempt that takes place. The Court can issue a contempt notice by mentioning the grounds of contempt on the basis of which the accused is being held liable. Anything that…

Quashing of FIR: Legal angle

Author: Aakash Batra from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

A First Information Report (hereinafter referred to as ‘FIR’) was registered against a Haryana Congress leader, Pankaj Punia, for allegedly ‘hurting religious sentiments’ through a Social Media Post on Twitter. The FIR was registered at Madhuban Police Station…

Law regarding contempt of court

Author: M. Karnikka from Tamilnadu Dr. Ambedkar law university, School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

The Courts are the ultimate pedestal upon which justice is delivered through the beacon of due process. It is where ideally, inherent respect and acquiescence should arise regardless of the logistics involved in the justice delivery. But as we all know, idealism is just another…

Criminal law: Obscenity

Author: Tejasi Kulkarni from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

Every day we live through the interpretations of truth that have been created around us. These notions develop a congenital identity that makes us members of society. A certain moral conduct is maintained by the common sense found in the operation of….

Sedition law in India

Authors: Tanishka Jangid from Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida and Minnah Elizabeth Abraham from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

n the renowned case of A.K Gopalan vs. the State of Madras, it was observed, “Man, as a rational being, desires to do many things, but in civil – society his desires have…

Criminal law: Culpable Homicide v. Murder

Authors: Shelal Lodhi Rajput from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Kessia E. Kuriakose from NALSAR University of Law.

All crimes comprise of two components mens rea and actus reus, if any of them is missing then the committed act did not fall under the ambit of crime. In committing an act of actual body harm, the ‘means rea’ may be one of recklessness rather than intention. When we…