Case Analysis: Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab (1980)

In the landmark case of Bachan Singh v. the State of Punjab,[2] the court observed that death sentence may be awarded in the “rarest of rare cases in which the alternative sentence of life is unquestionably foreclosed.” INTRODUCTION Pronouncing a judgment awarding capital punishment has always been a pressing issue for debates. After the making of the Constitution… Read More »

Transfer of Suits

Section 22-25 of the Code of Civil procedure provide the provisions as respect to transfer and withdrawal of suits, appeals and different procedures starting with one court then onto the next. Introduction When in doubt, a plaintiff has an option to pick his very own adjudicating authority as arbiter litis or dominus, where a suit can be instituted.… Read More »

Doctrine of Attribution

Doctrine of Attribution’, which helps to simplify the problem of making companies criminally liable and then sentencing them to imprisonment. Introduction One of the thing that is gaining importance in the field of criminal law is the question of putting liability over the officers, managers, directors and other employees of the organisation whenever there is some wrong done… Read More »

Offences relating to Marriage

Offences related to marriage are dealt with in Chapter XX, IPC. The offences enumerated in this chapter are in one way or the other related to infidelity in the institution of marriage. The Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act, 1983 inserted Chapter XX-A which contained Section 498A that dealt with cruelty meted out to wife.[1] MOCK OR INVALID MARRIAGES… Read More »

19th National Client Consulting Competition at Kerala Law Academy, Thiruvananthapuram [Nov 7-9]: Register by Oct 22

We are glad to inform you that the 19th National Client Consulting Competition for Justice  P. Govinda Menon Memorial Trophy, hosted by the Kerala Law Academy will be held on 7th, 8th  & 9th of November 2019 at the Kerala Law Academy College Campus, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. We wish to invite a team comprising of two students from your esteemed… Read More »