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Murder - Aggravating Circumstances and Mitigating Circumstances

In Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab, (1980) 2 SCC 684, the court referred to the decision in Furman v. Georgia, 33 L Ed 2d 346 : 408 US 238 and noted the suggestion about the aggravating and mitigating circumstances as under: 354 more words

Criminal Law

"Redundant Laws" by VakilNo1

Source: VakilNo1 (http://goo.gl/e4NJqm)

Some laws also infringe on the fundamental rights of citizens.

Under section 14 of the Hindu Marriage Act, a couple cannot get a divorce within one year of the marriage, even if one of the parties is found to be insane or a warranted criminal. 642 more words


Sedition? Seriously?

Source: The Hindu editorial (http://goo.gl/ifAfD9)

“Take again Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code,” Jawaharlal Nehru said during a parliamentary debate centred around freedom of speech in 1951. 418 more words

Contemporary India

498A: How to harass husbands in India - 2

…Contd from previous story.

Let’s get a sneak peek into what can be the possible motives of women using the 498A (other than true  865 more words

Biased Laws In India

498A: How to harass husbands in India

It is widely assumed that it is a male-dominated society in India.  

Notwithstanding, the Indian laws are totally female-dominated.

India was always supposed to have a male-dominated society. 964 more words

Biased Laws In India

Section 309 no more!

Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code lays down the punishment for attempted suicide: “Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offense, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both.” 376 more words