INDIA E POST CHANDIGARH JULY 04, 2022
Justice M.M. Kumar, former Chief Justice of J&K High Court and former President of National Company Law Tribunal and presently a Member of National Human Rights Commission released ‘Sex Laws in India’ Book at Press Club here on Sunday. Mr. Justice JC Verma (Retd.) former Judge Rajasthan HC , Mr. Justice Viney Mittal ( Retd.) former Judge Madhya Pradesh HC, Advocate Santokhwinder Singh Grewal (Nabha) the President of Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association were also present during occasion.
The book which is a critical assessment of sex laws for common man is co-authored by father-son duo of Sanjeev Jindal, Additional District & Sessions Judge (Retd.) and President of Distt. Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and Abhishek Jindal an Advocate in Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh. It is published by Unistar Books Pvt Ltd.
This Book is primarily meant for the welfare of the common citizens of country and enlightens them with respect to their constitutional, fundamental and human rights so as to save them from the perversities and unnecessary harassment at the hands of the statutory law enforcement authorities especially certain unscrupulous police authorities.
Talking about book Sanjeev Jindal said that the critical assessment of the sex laws also enables the common people to shape their views and to smoothen their behavior vis-à-vis other members of the society. The beauty of this book is that it does not discuss the sex laws statute-wise and section-wise in a typical legal /academic manner but that it discusses them topic-wise in an interesting story-telling manner and in the process very smoothly encompasses all the laws on that topic and subject as embodied in different provisions of different statutes.
Abhishek Jindal said: “These topics are such with respect to whom common man come across in his routine life and which affects common man in his daily life. For example couples living in live-in relationship and adultery, run-away couples, rape, prostitution, members of third gender community i.e. gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgender vis-à-vis Section 377 I.P.C., molestation and sexual harassment of women and Public obscenity etc.”
“It is also pertinent to mention here that this book has not been written to get any critical acclaims from legal luminaries or legal technical experts or legal scholars in the field of law but for the benefit of the common man in the street who does not know much about the laws especially about the sex laws, “ Abhishek maintained.
Sanjeev Jindal said that since this book meant for the benefit and understanding of the common man of ordinary prudence in the street so the language of this book has been kept very simple in English so that even a student of 10th standard or a person having a very simple knowledge of English, is able to understand the language of this book in its right perspective and the sex laws in India in its true spirit.
Not only that, this book while discussing socio-economic problems in implementing the sex laws also makes some concrete suggestions regarding future legislation thereby giving logic reasons as to on which lines the future legislation relating to sex laws should take place so that the sex laws should help and aid the common citizens to lead their lives peacefully and with dignity, he asserted.
Meanwhile JS Bedi former Additional Advocate General Haryana, Karan Nehra Vice President of Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, Senior Advocate Sumeet Mahajan and Advocate Chander Mohan a leading publisher of Law Books were also present during the occasion.
Photos Caption: Mr. Justice MM Kumar ( in blue coat) former Chief Justice of J&K High Court presently a Member of National Human Rights Commission , Mr. Justice JC Verma ( in white shirt) former Judge Rajasthan HC , Mr. Justice Viney Mittal ( in grey coat) former Judge Madhya Pradesh HC, Advocate Santokhwinder Singh Grewal Nabha (2nd from left ) President of Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association and book co-authors Sanjeev Jindal (in black coat and white shirt ), Additional District & Sessions Judge (Retd.) and Abhishek Jindal ( in black coat) Advocate in Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh during the release of ‘Sex Laws in India’ Book at Press Club in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Sanjeev Jindal a LL.B. (Professional) M.A.(Public Admn.)(Gold Medalist), PG Diploma in (Indus.Relations & Personnel Mgt.), Jyotish Vishard (1.C.A.S) Chennai, is an Ex-member HCS (JB) and Ex-member HSJS. After passing LL.B (Professional) from Punjabi University Patiala in 1983, Sanjeev Jindal got enrolled as an Advocate in Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh. He became Assistant Administrative Officer Legal-Personnel in National Ins. Co. Ltd. in Western Regional Office at Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1986. In 1987 he joined as Sub- judge-cum- Judicial Magistrate 1st Class in Haryana Civil Services (Judicial Branch).Thereafter, he served as Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate and Chief Judicial Magistrate. In 2002 he was promoted to Haryana Superior Judicial Service as Addl. Distt. & Sessions Judge. During this tenure, he also served as Presiding Officer Labour Court and Industrial Tribunal and retired as Principal Judge Family Court Sonipat Haryana on superannuation after putting in 34 years of service as Judicial Officer. He has a flair for writing and has a knack for putting across the dense and abstract law very succinctly to the common man. His Court had remained as a learning school for the litigants as well as the advocates who appeared on behalf of their clients. This book is the result of his long judicial experience and his empathy towards the systemic unjustness faced by the victims of sexual laws.
Abhishek Jindal is a practicing advocate at the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He is an alumnus of Army Institute of Law Mohali. He attended a certificate course at King’s College London, Waterloo campuses in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He brings in his experience as a practicing advocate on the subject and puts across many new insights.