The Issue of ‘Age of Consent’ in The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012

by Samyak Sibasish Over the last few days, we have seen much public angst over the widely publicized rape of a young girl on a bus in Delhi. One wonders to what extent will the protesting masses ride on emotion and sentiment and hold aloft nauseating pictures demanding public hanging, stoning or castration of rapists, … Continue reading The Issue of ‘Age of Consent’ in The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012

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Mental Health Law Reform: Challenges Ahead

by Aditya Ayachit Mental disorders are complex physiological infirmities of the nervous system. While they continue be the tough riddles in the field of medical research, they pose even more daunting challenges in the socio-economic and legal contexts. In recent times the mental health laws across the world have undergone a significant change. A policy … Continue reading Mental Health Law Reform: Challenges Ahead

Volume 3 Monsoon Issue of JILS Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Monsoon Issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of Indian Law and Society. This issue sees contribution from Nandan Nawn, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Manavi Belgaumkar, Jane Schukoske amongst others. Issues of inter-disciplinary interest that have been widely debated in the recent past, feature in this issue. Two … Continue reading Volume 3 Monsoon Issue of JILS Released

Is the Indian State Conceived in Terms of Hindu Society Alone?

by Shomit Sirohi Recently, the Delhi High Court clamped an order against the organizing of a beef-and-pork festival at Jawaharlal Nehru University that was being organized by a student body. This Order was passed in a PIL filed by the Rashtriya Goraksha Sena — which sought a ban on the festival. The New Materialists, the … Continue reading Is the Indian State Conceived in Terms of Hindu Society Alone?