LIJCRL: Volume I Issue I


Reformative Theory of Punishment: An Analysis by Akanksha Arya, National Law University, Orrisa

“An eye for an eye will turn the whole world blind”, this line by MK Gandhi is the essence of Reformative Theory. In ancient time punishment used to be very harsh but later with time people started to think about accused person’s rights also. The very basic purpose of this theory is to reform/rehabilitate the criminal into law abiding citizen. Read More

Emerging Trend in Cyber Crime by Sukriti Ghai & Vishnu Tandi, The Northcap University

Crimes, in whatever form, always affect the society directly or indirectly. Internet has become our necessity and we use it in every field of society. Misuse of computer with the help of internet further leads to illegal acts which are often categorized as Cyber Crime such as fraud, stealing identities or violating privacy etc. Cyber crime is not defined anywhere in any legislation under Indian law but Information of technology Act 2000 deals with offences related such crimes in India. Read More

Misuse of Women Oriented Laws- Need for the change By Vaibhav Mittal & Smiti Dubey, The Northcap University

‘Gender equality’ is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, the fundamental rights, fundamental duties and the Directive principles. The Constitution of India not only grants the women equality, but also empowers the State to make laws or to take such measures as to prevent the discrimination against women. This paper focuses towards the question of whether the laws which are meant to protect and empower women, are actually empowering them? Read More

Sedition Law: Origin and Judicial Interpretation by Yogita Lohia, The Northcap University & Ayush Maken, St.Soldier law college Jalandhar

In general term, Sedition is basically any form of speech; action or writing that incites the detestation against the established order and harms the systematic peace of the country. The term “Sedition” may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition. Read More

Marital Rape within Prohibited Marriage  by Vishnu Tandi & Yogita Lohia, The Northcap University

Rape is rape, whether it is stranger rape or marital rape. Marital rape is also known as spousal rape, as it is committed by spouses without consent of his partner. It is a very serious worldwide problem that millions of women have to suffer and face on a day to day basis. It violates their right to life and liberty. This phenomenon has occurred because of the traditional view of marriage. Read More

Death Penalty: Contemporary Issues By Shruti Sharma, Attorney

Death sentence has always been a question of controversy, while on one hand it becomes a matter of human rights with respect to the accused; on the other hand it is one weighing the gravity of the crime and its impact on the society. The issue of death penalty has been debated and discussed from a prolonged time but till now no conclusion can be drawn about the retention or abolition of the provision. Read More