Mr. 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.