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Legal education policy should change with changing times: CJI

The policy of legal education should be moulded in tune with the rapid contemporary changes occurring as a result of scientific and technological developments, especially by the expansion of information and communication technology, said the Chief Justice of India(CJI), Dipak Misra on Saturday. While delivering

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How a WhatsApp message can get you arrested

Eighteen-year-old Zakir Ali Tyagi was just kidding when he asked, on Facebook, exactly how the river Ganga was a “living entity”. He also went on to discuss the BJP’s Ram Mandir plans. For these random comments on Facebook, the Muzaffarnagar teen was made to spend

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Why criminal act is not the same as criminal liability

In common law, criminal liability is tested by actus reus (guilty act) and mens rea (guilty mind). This means that a criminal act alone doesn’t warrant criminal liability. The prosecution is required to prove that the person committing the crime was mentally sound to realise