The project elaborates the debate in relation to scientific tests. The project traces the history of investigation wherein the inducing of drugs first took place and its usage now. Further various decisions have been cited wherein the judiciary has totally prohibited the use of such drugs which are so used to extract truth out of people. There have also been instances wherein it has been misused by the investigation agencies and are rather used as a cover up for their fallacies. It has been found during the course of project that these tests should be allowed in limited circumstances and that also with the consent of the person on whom it is required to be done, thereby guaranteeing to citizens not only fundamental rights but human rights too.
AIM AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The aim of the project is to understand the validity of scientific tests and the implications and legality of these tests and whether these tests could be conducted on persons to extract truth. Further to testify whether these tests are not ultra vires the constitution.
SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS
The scope of the project is limited to analyzing the constitution articles and various covenants that deal exclusively with Human Right issues. Limited examples of cases from other countries have also been taken in order to clarify certain points but the scope of the project itself does not extend to a comparative study of the law as it exists in other countries. The basis of study is mostly limited to India.
The methodology adopted is largely analytical and descriptive. Reliance has been placed largely on secondary sources like books and articles. The lectures and classroom discussion have been rich with valuable pointers and gave direction to the research.
RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What are scientific tests actually? 2. What is their evidentiary value? 3. Do they affect the fundamental rights of the people concerned according to Indian
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