Publications

CONDITION OF THE VISIBLY INVISIBLE COMMUNITY: TRANSGENDERS
Author's Name:-Jannat Garg

The paper begins by defining “transgender” individuals and the perception of society while identifying transgender individuals. It also describes how they have been discriminated against, since ancient times in India. Furthermore, it describes the current scenario of the transgender during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is worsening the situation of this community, ignoring their suffering as if they are completely invisible. The paper discusses their plight especially in times of the pandemic, where there are not many alternatives or options left for them. The paper briefly states all the laws, legislations, and supreme court rulings held in favor of their welfare and upliftment. It ends by suggesting various solutions to tackle the current situation concerning safeguarding them from contracting the COVID-19 virus and also suggests to provide more fair opportunities, conditions, and facilities available for them, in general, to eradicate the existing discrimination against them and instead, creating a friendly environment.

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INSTRUMENTALITY OF LAW IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Author's Name:-Gopalkrishnan R R and S. Vijayanthee

The Entertainment Industry is known for its dynamic nature owing to its interdependence with the technological advancements. In the past few decades, the industrial structure in itself has changed numerous times. The Music Industry in specific has contributed to the growth and development of the Entertainment Industry. From vinyls to the now Streaming Age in the Digital Era, the industry has experienced many highs and lows owing to the rapid pace of changes in consumer behaviour , technological development and other external factors. Music, no more is a local affair, but has transcended all geographical, linguistic and cultural borders. This expansion had its own drawbacks inherent in it. It paved the way to various intellectual property infringements. This called for legal protection for the artists, producers and other technicians in the Industry.

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WHAT CAN BE WORSE THAN THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC? DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!
Author's Name:-DRISHTI MITTAL

The Covid-19 pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The first case of Covid-19 in India, which originated from China, was reported on 30th January 2020. As the number of Covid 19 positive cases increased in India, the government announced lockdown for maintaining social distancing and restricted travel as this step is mandatory to control this pandemic. Because of this pandemic, many issues have arisen; one of the issues is domestic violence which is being set out in the present article.

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ACQUAINTANCE RAPE: A HIDDEN CRIME
Author's Name:-Chandan Kumar

Despite an increasing consciousness of the issue of rape, there is still hesitance in certain quarters for acquaintance rape to be considered as criminal or even inadmissible conduct. This is expected somewhat to the concealed nature of the crime and the convoluted issue of sexual consent. This article outlines the principal issues underlying acquaintance rape and its pessimistic consequences on victims. As a result of low-reporting, it is hard to set up an exact proportion of the extent of the issue, thus diminishing the chance of recognizing appropriate reactions for the prevention and treatment of victims and perpetrators. Some of the manners in which men, women, and sexuality are seen in our culture capitulate to acquaintance rape since they create spurious desires that may be thought to be true and then followed upon.

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ANALYSIS OF WORKING OF VIRTUAL COURTS DURING COVID-19 AND THE WAY FORWARD
Author's Name:-Divya Sharma

With the advent of globalisation and rapid technological advancements the Indian judicial system has also been moving towards the E-courts machinery and electronic filing of cases. The Corona virus pandemic has however caused the Judiciary to take an unprecedented and swift shift towards E-courts system in place of the traditional system of physical courts. Undoubtedly, digitisation can help the judiciary to work more efficaciously and to become more robust. However, the biggest question that arises is whether this swift change will be able to overcome the numerous shortcomings which it faces today due to technological illiteracy, data privacy and security issues, low bandwidth capacity and difficulty in providing access to the open court system among many others. Another major issue that is paper deals with is whether the digital court system can completely take place of the physical court hearings. While dealing with these major challenges being faced by the Indian justice delivery system, this paper makes an observation regarding the future prospect of the manner of functioning of the courts.

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CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS: EVOLUTION OVER THE YEARS
Author's Name:-Asma Nishat and Ruchika Dash

This paper comprises of the existence, evolution, types, functioning, committees, guidelines and introspection of correctional as well as the non- correctional institutions which have been established in India since the very beginning till the present times encompassing the use of technologies as well as the rights of the prisoners in this very context. The paper depicts the history from where the concept of the jailing system began and how it changed over the number of years with the ruling bodies who governed our country for years (the Mughals, the Britishers) and is followed by the diversification of penitentiaries and jails all across the country followed by the way in which prisons and the prison staffs are being administered under the viable and legitimate international guidelines proceeding to shed light on the committee which monitors and keeps a watch over the jail reforms.

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CHILD ABUSE AND SUICIDE AMONG CHILDREN
Author's Name:-Anusree PA and Mitali

This article mainly focuses on the increasing number of problems among teenagers and children. One of the main problems that each country faces is increasing number of suicide among children. The second leading cause of death among children in India is due to suicide. Even though children are educated now a day’s why does children take their own life? Is it because in this modernizing world they don’t get a socializing platform? This article also focuses on the abuses among children. The number of child abuses cases among children is also increasing day by day. Abuses are of different kind. There are physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, and emotional abuse. It is not necessary that abuse should always takes place physically it can happen mentally also and that is one of the main reason for increasing depression among children and teenagers and later that leads to suicide and suicide tendency among children.

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Entry of Women into Sabarimala: Protection of Fundamental Right or Violation of Religious Freedom?
Author's Name:-Ankita Bohidar

The Sabarimala verdict has been a beacon of light for the women who have been kept in the dark with regard to their entry in the temple. It also reflects towards the constitutional morality and major social transformation within the country. The main objective of the study to know whether the issue of gender equality is bigger than the issue of religious freedom. The objective also inclines towards the major controversial fact that whether gender equality is a basic right or religious freedom. The research article would also lay down the ethical values and social transformation that the country has seen post the verdict of Sabarimala Case.

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THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS (NRC) AND ITS ERUDITION IN THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF ASSAM
Author's Name:-Agrata Das and Arunav Bhattacharjya

The National Register of Citizens or the NRC was first carried out after the 1951 Census of India. It was the 2003 amendment of the Citizenship Act 1955 which made the construction and maintainance of NRC mandatory alongside issuing of national identity cards. The NRC however was specially emphasized in the state of Assam for the sole purpose of identifying the genuine citizens of the state of Assam and collect relevant information of the same. Assam became the first state in India where the process of updation of the NRC was being taken up under the supervision of the Supreme Court after subsequent failures of both the state and central governments to include the names of those people whose names appeared in the initial NRC draft of 1951 and are still alive today; and/or of their presently living descendants who are permanent residents of the state.

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SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Author's Name:-Anamika Chhabra

Article 38(1) of the Statutes of the ICJ provides for a reflection, although not accurate, of the sources of international law and Article 38 did not specifically mention 'sources,' but is usually invoked as sources of international law. Article 38(1) (a-c), i.e. agreements or treaties, practice and general rules are only formal sources, while Article 38(1)(d), i.e. court rulings and legal instructions are 'material sources. Formal sources impose a 'mandatory character' on laws, while material sources contain the 'real substance of the rules. This essay will consider the authenticity of the sources and other statutory means

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