Have you ever seen a monkey riding a bicycle and cheered or clapped or called others to watch the entertaining scene with you? That is the case with many of us. We like all types of entertainment such as the sight of lions jumping through rings of fire and bears balancing themselves on chairs. We find ourselves admiring the trainers, without realizing the extent of torture and pail these poor animals suffer by performing such life threatening acts. Animal rights are something we need to train ourselves about and not wait for activists or governments to deal with because these animals are as much a part of our life as are our children.
The principle of ‘Animal Rights’ is also called as animal liberation. This has assumed a lot of significance as there are many international organizations working to protect animals. However, India still lags far behind in the context of implementing animal rights.
Believe it or not, there are many children leading deplorable lives inside Indian jails. Shocked? Well, these children are not in jail because of any delinquent activities but because their mothers are locked in those jails.
To safeguard the interests of animals, the Government of India has enacted various Indian pet laws. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act was enacted in December 1960. The main objective of the Act is to prevent cruelty and reduce the sufferings of animals. Following this, the Animal Welfare Board of India was established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 (No.59 of 1960).
It is a growing trend among Indian travelers to take their much loved pets with them on their holiday trips. Air travel with pets can be a complicated process. That’s why its important to ensure that proper traveling arrangements are made in order to avoid any hassles. In India, air carriers which provide the air pet travel services are Sahara, Indian Airlines and Jet airways.
Indian laws have always aimed to benefit the society. The Indian legislature has enacted several beneficial Acts such as The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, The Divorce Act, 1869 and The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 and many more, for providing maintenance to the uncared for spouses, children, sons and daughters and parents as well.
You all know that India is a secular country where each citizen possesses the right to practice his/her religion freely and without restraint. There are many individuals who chose to convert to another religion because they believe in the religion. However, due to India's religious diversity, conflicts arise between religious groups now and then. One such sensitive issue is forced conversion. For a layperson's reference, forced conversion refers to instances when an individual is forced to convert to another religion because of greed, temptation, pressure or threat. Many times, forced conversions also happen when a couple in love belong to two different religions and one feels 'forced' to convert for the sake of acceptance and recognition by the other partner's family and community.
Much has been debated about the four year old high-profile battle over Reliance gas between the famous Ambani brothers – Mukesh and Anil. On 7th May, 2010, the Supreme Court' s verdict favored the government. The court ruled that the ultimate authority of allocating gas and fixing its price lies with the government. Following the judgment, the BSE reflected RIL shares rising by 5% to close at Rs 1050. Conversely, RNRL’s shares saw a steep decline of 20% to close at Rs 55.
When you take your morning newspaper from the doorstep and settle down to read, you will find that incidents pertaining to honor killings in India are either in the headlines or in the pages thereafter every day. Lets face an ugly truth about the Indian society - honor killings are rising day by day despite stringent Indian laws.
In a landmark judgment on May 5th, 2010, the Supreme Court held that the use of narco analysis, brainmapping and polygraph tests on accused persons and suspects as “unconstitutional.” This came as a big blow to the top investigation agencies of the country.