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Comparative Study Of Criminal Law In Relation With Various Smritis

Mary Christine Delicia. M, LLB (Hons), SRM School of Law


This comparative study focuses on analysing multiple Smritis from various religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, specifically in relation to criminal law. It examines the provisions within these Smritis that pertain to criminal offenses, punishments, and legal principles. By comparing these provisions with contemporary criminal laws, the study aims to identify similarities, differences, and areas where religious texts provide unique insights or perspectives on criminal justice. The interpretation and application of Smritis in the legal systems of relevant jurisdictions are also evaluated, taking into account their impact and compatibility with modern legal frameworks. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the intersection between Smritis and criminal law, shedding light on the historical and cultural influences shaping legal systems in relation to religious texts.

It enhances our understanding of the influence of religious traditions on legal systems and enables an assessment of the compatibility of religious laws with contemporary legal principles and human rights standards.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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