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Legal Shorts; SC: Violence against/Abuse of women – Gender neutral nature of, clarified.

Held, physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse and economic abuse can all be by women against other women – Even sexual abuse may, in a given fact circumstance, be by one woman on another. Case: Hiral P. Harsora Vs. Kusum Narottamdas Harsora Citation: (2016) 10 SCC 165: AIR 2016 SC …

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A brief analysis of 262nd Report of Law Commission of India on Death Penalty

The Law Commission of India in its 262nd Report, 2015 recommended that the death penalty may be abolished for all the crime other than terrorism related offences and waging war. Following are the major findings and recommendation of the Commission: The march of our own jurisprudence—from removing the requirement of …

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Who are the men whom the gallows shallow?

“The white-collar criminals and the corporate criminals whose wilful economic and environmental crimes inflict mass deaths or who hire assassins and murder by remote control? Rarely, with a few exceptions, they hardly fear the halter. The feuding villager, heady with country liquor, the striking workers desperate with defeat, the political …

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