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The Relationship between Morality and Law: Special Emphasis on the Indian Legal System

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)

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Page : 707-710

Keywords : morality; law; judgments; intention;

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The question of morals in the legal sector is a matter of utmost importance and debate. The scope of this paper is to discuss the role of morals in the current legal system with a special emphasis on recent judgements in India and its intimation on the society. The paper also focuses on the debate between liberty and security, importance of intentions in deciding whether a certain act is a crime or not and the role of state in propagating and safeguarding certain moral standards. It further discusses the impact the idea of morals will have in the coming times and the way forward, differentiating between illegal and immoral. Judgments which marked a significant change in the belief system of the country, such as decriminalization of adultery, recognizing rights of LGBTQ+ community and the right to die with dignity have also been discussed in detail. The aim of the paper is to bring forth the relationship between laws and morals in a society and examine its current relevance, with a special emphasis on the Indian Legal System.

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