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Diplomatic Relations (Indo-Pak relations)

Diplomatic Relations (Indo-Pak relations)

This post comes in light of deteriorating diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan. Both have dismissed multiple members on one another’s diplomatic missions in their countries. Even though it seems to be more of a tit for tat diplomacy, this could result in great harm to diplomatic relations between the two countries. This is not […]

Debate over the Uniform Civil Code

The issue of UCC has popped up again in the public domain. Things are certainly different from how they looked in 1986. There is a Hindu right government in the centre, women’s rights movements have become more powerful and there is a general consensus to address archaic medieval practices like triple talaq. On the other […]

No sex to husband may result in divorce!

No sex to husband may result in divorce!

  The husband had challenged a trial court order of March dismissing his divorce petition in Delhi High Court. Trial court had dismissed his petition on the ground that the instances of cruelty pleaded and proved by him did not satisfy the standard of cruelty as per the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. […]

WhatsApp change in privacy policy

WhatsApp change in privacy policy

        WhatsApp recently changed its privacy policy. This change comes two years after WhatsApp was bought over by social media giant in a $ 19 Billion deal. Interestingly WhatsApp claims to store none of your messages or any other personal particulars. However,  as per the media releases of Facebook, it appears that […]

Cauvery water dispute

Cauvery water dispute

  The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) was constituted by the Government of India on 2nd June 1990 to adjudicate the water dispute regarding inter-state river Cauvery and the river valley thereof. The Tribunal had also passed an Interim Order in June, 1991 and further Clarificatory Orders on the Interim Order in April, 1992 and […]


Crimes Against Children

Crimes against children are on a rise. National Crime Records Bureau data reveals some really disturbing facts. Project Legal Renaissance brings to you some such facts. Have a look! Advertisements

Right to free legal Aid

The constitution of India by virtue of the “Directive Principles of State Policy” and “Article 21” ensures that all prisoners get access to free legal aid.

Sexual Abuse on Prisoners in Jails

The rampant problem of sexual abuse against prisoners in jails is on the rise. Unfortunately, most of these instances go unreported.

– U.S. Department of Justice

Sexual Crimes against Children

Sex crimes against children in India have been on the rise. On an unfortunate note, most of these crimes go unreported.

-National Crime Records Bureau

Dying Declaration


A statement by a person who is conscious and knows that death is imminent concerning what he or she believes to be the cause or circumstances of death that can be introduced into evidence during a trial in certain cases.

Death Sentencing and crimes against prisoners

Publication and Transmission of Obscene Material

Publication and Transmission of obscene material has been on the rise. The same has been criminalised under the Indian Penal Code (S.354C) and provisions of the IT act.

Prisoner Rights Series #2


Police custody is generally given when the magistrate is satisfied that the same is necessary in furtherance of the investigation. Thereafter, accused is sent into judicial custody. In judicial custody, the individual in question is held up in the jail that is in turn run by the state prison authority. Under judicial custody, investigating officer does not have an access to the accused. This approach is adopted to ensure that accused is not tortured.

Prisoner Rights Series


Child Sexual Abuse in India