Category Archives: Indian Legal System

The Indian legal system is very rich and extensive. It is essential to know the history behind the development of legal machinery in India. Legal Bites provides you with study material on the Indian legal system.

Thuggee and Dacoity Suppression Act

Introduction Thuggee and Dacoity Suppression Act 1836–48 in British India under East India Company rule were a series of legal acts that prohibited thugee—a training in North and Central India including burglary and ritualized murder and mutilation on parkways—and dacoity, a type of banditry pervasive in a similar district, and recommended discipline for something similar. Thugs were the……...

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Kakori Conspiracy Case 1925: Case Study

Introduction The infamous robbery was the master plan of Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan who belonged to HRA, which after some time came to be known as Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.  The motive behind the inception of this organization was to carry out revolutionary activities against the Erstwhile British Empire. The principal objective of this organization was……...

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State of Orissa v Ram Bahadur Thapa (1959): Case Analysis | The Ghost Case

The case of State Of Orissa v Ram Bahadur Thapa 1959 (AIR 1960 Ori 161) pertains to the village of Rasgivindpur. There was an abandoned aerodrome situated in the area. The Garrison engineer who was in charge of the unit had deployed two chowkidars for the safekeeping of the premises. There was a belief among the village that……...

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Marichjhapi Massacre 1979: Case Study

On the dark night of 31st January 1979 (Marichjhapi Massacre 1979) the police open fired on the refugees inhabiting the island of Marichjhapi on the pretext of the locals attacking a police camp. After a fortnight, the High Court of Calcutta decided that “The supply of drinking water, essential food items and medicines as well as the passage of……...

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Joshi Abhyankar Case 1976: Facts and Judgement of the Court

This article titled ‘Joshi Abhyankar Case 1976: Facts and Judgement of the Court.’ is written by Antariksh Anant and discusses the case in detail. I. Introduction This article throws light on the story of four ordinary college-going students who went on a mysterious killing spree. Rajendra Jakkal, Munawar Harun Shah, Dilip Sutar and Shantaram Kanhoji Jagtap were pursuing commercial……...

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Case Analysis on Benoyendra Chandra Pandey v. Emperor, (1936)

This article titled ‘Case Analysis on Benoyendra Chandra Pandey v. Emperor, (1936).’ is written by Antariksh Anant and presents an analysis of the case of Benoyendra Chandra Pandey v. Emperor, AIR 1936 Cal 73. I. Introduction[1] This case revolves around the mastermind of an elder brother who worked his way into killing his younger stepbrother by injecting plague germs……...

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The influence of Hindu and Muslim Laws on the Indian Legal System

This article titled ‘The influence of Hindu and Muslim Laws on the Indian Legal System’ is written by Antariksh Anant and discusses the influence and impact of Hindu and Muslim laws in shaping the Indian Legal System. I. Introduction The Indian legal system is an innovative blend of Hindu, Islamic, English, and other elements with a long and……...

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Blockchain Technology and the Indian Legal Industry

The application of Blockchain technology is leading to discussions of its utilization in sectors like supply chain, pharma, finance, etc. This article attempts to explain the concept of blockchain technology, its types, its uses, and its application in the legal industry with emphasis on the Indian legal industry. I. Concept of Blockchain Blockchain is a method of storing……...

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Constitutional History of India

The article is about the constitutional history of India containing the various charters and acts of the then government: British India. Introduction – Constitutional History of India The various acts, legislation, rules, and procedure in the country today are derived from various charters passed by the Britishers, who ruled India for around 300 years. Various charters were passed……...

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The Adalat System: History and Practice

This article on the Adalat System sheds light on the historical background and practice of courts in India. The Adalat System: History and Practice In 1765, the company entered into an agreement with the Emperor whereby it obtained the Diwani of the three provinces of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. It was Warren Hastings who prepared the first judicial……...

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