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Epidemic vs. Pandemic: Sufficient or not to address the challenges

Abhavya Rabra Author of this article is a Law Student, School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal “Natural Forces within us are the true healers of disease.” An  epidemic   disease is one which affects many persons at the same time, and spreads from person to person in a locality where the disease is not permanently prevalent. The World Health Organization (WHO) further specifies  epidemic  as occurring at the level of a region or community. The ‘ –demic ’ part of  epidemic  and  pandemic comes from the Greek  demos , which means people of a district. On the other hand pandemic as compared to an  epidemic  disease, a  pandemic  disease is an  epidemic  that has spread over a large area, that is, it is prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world. In layman’s language epidemics is spreading of an infectious disease in a community whereas pandemic is worldwide spreading of disease. India has witnessed many large outbreaks of emerging an

Criminal Victimization & Justice Administration in India

Aakash Keshari The author is a Law Student, Lloyd Law College, Noida. Until 1970s the victims of a crime were an overlooked element in the criminal equity framework. The state of mind started to change as the train of victimology [1] made its mark. The previous couple of decades have seen a transformation in the way society bargains with victims of crime. Numerous nations have now perceived the need to give administrations to victims to enable them to recoup from the effects of crime and help them in their dealings with the criminal equity framework. Be that as it may, in India, there has not been any significant change in the position of victims in the criminal equity framework. In this essay, I will look at the position of victims of crime in India also, the criminal equity framework. Over the globe in different nations, victims of crime are ensured, helped, restored and repaid by suitable laws and acts. In any case in India the victims of crime doing assume just an inc

Female Genital Mutilation: A Taboo to the Islamic World and Efforts of WHO.

Vimu Ahuja Author of this blog is a Practicing Advocate at Agra District Court   Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non medical reasons. ·        The practice has no health benefits for girls and women. ·      FGM can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths. ·       More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated (1). ·           FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15. ·           FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. ·      WHO is opposed to all forms of FGM, and is opposed to health care   providers performing FGM (medicalisation of FGM). ·       Treatment of health complications of FGM in 27 high