The pristine rule that the burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove the guilt of the accused should not be taken as a fossilised doctrine as though it admits no […]
Total War with its incidence of massacre of innocent men, women and children and large-scale destruction of property by perverting the knowledge of science for devising ways and means of destruction in a brutal manner is the product of modern civilisation, if civilisation it can be called. The principles regulating intercourse between residents of belligerent states are not part of international law but are part of the municipal law of every country.
The Right Honourable Syed Ameer Ali in his “Mahommedan Law,” Vol. 1, pages 443, 444, states: Such superiors in India are called Sajjadanashins. (Sqjjada is the carpet on which prayers are offered). […]
Indian principle that in the event of war, priests and properties endowed to places of worship must not be touched: AP High Court
For several centuries, our country had a principle in law of war to the effect that in the event of an invasion also, the priests and properties endowed to places of worship must not be touched. That is how, the properties of Temples remained intact even after the country was subjected to foreign invasions. Instances are not lacking where, the invaders have rendered services also.
Third Geneva Convention (Geneva, 12 August 1949) especially connected with the Treatment of Prisoners of War. A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one […]