Read about the meaning of bail, types of bail in India, the conditions on which a bail is granted in bailable or non-bailable offences and cancellation of bail. Read the process to apply for bail in 498A matters, abetment matters and other offences.
There is always a delicate balance between one person's right to freedom of speech and another's right to protect their good name. It is often difficult to know which personal remarks are proper and which run afoul of defamation law.
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act addresses crimes of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The Act prescribes five sexual offences against children – penetrative sexual assault, aggravated penetrative sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual harassment, and using a child for pornographic purposes, and prescribes the punishment for these offences.
In the law of evidence, the dying declaration is testimony that would normally be barred as hearsay but may, nonetheless, be admitted as evidence in Criminal law trials because it constituted the last words of a dying person
Trafficking of Humans is a serious and grave offence which directly infringes Human Rights. It takes a heinous turn when innocent children are involved, often done with the hideous intentions of sexually exploiting children. There are many institutions, both, legal and socio-economic to check upon and to prohibit such activities. However, they still remain prevalent today in many countries primarily due to weak implementation of the legal instruments, specifically ratified or adopted to curb the issue. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
Homosexuality is considered a taboo in a largely conservative Indian society which appears to be divided on the controversial issue. Freedom of loving people (not necessarily belonging to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender or LGBT community) want homosexuality de-criminalized but many still consider it a deviant behaviour and not merely a question of one’s sexual orientation or preference.
Assault, a Common Law principle, developed over the years through various judicial decisions is both civil and criminal in nature. Most people, upon hearing the term, visualize extreme physical violence against someone or using a weapon against someone, which are the characteristics of Battery. This article clarifies the concept of assault while distinguishing it with battery and brings out various elements required to constitute Assault.