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Why Animal Cruelty in India Needs To Be Addressed Urgently? What Does the Law Say?

animal cruelty in India

Recently, instances of animal cruelty in India witnessed a surge. The same has ushered the debate around animal rights and the extent of legal protection that the current laws provide them. The issue is that most such crimes go unreported or are met with an underwhelming legal response given that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960 and sections from the Indian Penal Code appear dated. S.S. Rithika writes about the prevailing scenario concerning animal cruelty and current laws, procedures and court orders that deal with animal cruelty in India. Rithika also presses for the reworking of these legislations to curb rising brutality against animals.

Short Tenure and Shorter Legacy of Chief Justice of India: An Analysis

short legacy of chief justice of india

Do short tenures affect the legacy of the Chief Justice of India?  Many suggest that the inconsistent terms of CJIs present a predicament to the functioning of the collegium and the Supreme Court.  While several CJIs had impactful but short tenures, irregular terms for CJIs in office could delay judicial reform. Jaibatruka Mohanta traces the scattered legacy of Chief Justice of India from before Independence and understands the transition that came after.

Union of India vs K.A. Najeeb: A Trial Without a Trial

The recent pronouncement by the Supreme Court in Union of India v. K.A. Najeeb is being touted as a ray of justice for several accused arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Shivangi Banerjee analyses the judgement and highlights the implications it might have for future cases. She further elucidates the timeline of UAPA and narrates the story of its permanence.

Black History Month: Origin, History and What Can We Learn From It

While there is no straight line that connects the Indian caste system with the racial segregation in the U.S., both these system are telling of histories of struggle and violence. Gunjan Bahety explains what’s Black History Month and how it came about. And even though it is a foreign concept, how certain aspects of Black History Month can be imbibed by India to recognise Dalit history and narratives.

Economic Liberalisation and Response of Indian Judiciary

Economic liberalisation and respect for human rights are both highly topical issues. Both fields of law protect certain freedoms: economic development could lead to higher human rights standards and be used to secure compliance with human rights agreements. However the interaction between trade liberalisation and human rights protection is complex. The Indian judiciary has in its judgments consistently preserved as unassailable the economic and industrial policy of the Government of India. A study of the same has been made by the author in the following paper.

The Rule Of Law

By Abhishek Kumar, CNLU INTRODUCTION The rule of law primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society,especially as a constraint upon behavior, including behavior of government

Common law efficiency

Tarunya Shankar Editor’s note: The common law system revolves around the concept of precedence and deals with laws which require interpretation from a duly appointed

Law and Liberty

By Akanksha Dutta, SLS Pune Editor’s Note: Where concepts of ‘liberty’ present different concepts relating to freedoms, ‘law’ works on the same levels, but in


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