Laws related to Dowry and Dowry death in India : Lawcirca

Laws related to Dowry and Dowry death in India

Dowry is the transfer of parental property, gifts or money during the marriage of the daughter. In ancient times the dowry was given by the bride’s parents to the groom or his family as a share that is needed to start a new household by a newlywed couple. But the tradition that has started in the ancient times to help the daughter or the couple has now converted into a custom to abuse and oppress women, to cause physical violence on the bride, causing an emotional and financial stress to the parents of the bride. In today’s modern society this evil still exists in the name of gifts even though it is a criminal offence to take dowry in India during the marriage but voluntary gifts are valid.

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D.K. Basu vs State of West Bengal

D.K. Basu vs State of West Bengal (Supreme Court guidelines on arrest, custodial death and detention)

The present guidelines by the Supreme Court of India in regards to arrest, custodial death and detention is the result of this case which enabled…

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Section 497 ‘Adultery’: Not in sync with the times anymore

Section 497 ‘Adultery’: Not in sync with the times anymore

The word adultery finds its roots in the Latin term ‘adulterium’ which is the combination of ‘ad’ meaning towards, and ‘alter’ meaning other. For the purpose of relief in matrimonial jurisdiction, Halsbury Laws of England defines adultery to mean consensual sexual intercourse during the subsistence of a marriage between one spouse and a person of the opposite sex not being the other spouse.

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Online/Cyber Stalking

Online/Cyber Stalking

This ‘virtual space’ has enabled people to interact with one another and provides a convenient and accessible medium to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and data. In today’s digital age, people are influenced as well as become increasingly dependent on the Internet for entertainment, communication via electronic mails, instant messages, video chats, voice mails and messages, business transactions, banking etc.

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Critical Analysis of the legal framework on Cyber Child Sexual Abuse Material in the Indian Context

Critical Analysis of the legal framework on Cyber Child Sexual Abuse Material in the Indian Context

Human activities in the age of digitization have increasingly become dependent on technology, especially information technology. The Internet and the plexus of computer networks have provided an instantaneous means of exchanging and accessing information around the globe, transcending national and geopolitical boundaries.

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