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While the state should come forward with more funds for fighting against pandemic situations, it is the duty of the lawyers and academicians to make their respective contributions in the study of law. Julius Stone has rightly observed jurisprudence as “the lawyer’s extraversion”, meaning thereby jurisprudence involves examination of precepts, ideals and techniques of the law by lawyers in the light of disciplines other than the law. It is for this reason this branch of philosophy aims to investigate the nature of law, and its relation with human values, attitudes, practices, and political dimensions. At this backdrop, authors endeavour to examine the precepts of the state, enactments as well as the welfare functions of the state during the deadly Coronavirus lockdown.
The objective of the book is not only to explain the socio-legal impacts and responses to COVID-19 but also the epidemic situations humans have faced earlier. A comparative study of epidemic laws of India and Nepal in the light of various global precedents has been attempted in this book. We have drawn largely the legal provisions relating to epidemic diseases in India and Nepal. We have suggested that welfare states, like India and Nepal could adopt and enact a comprehensive law to battle the pandemic-like situations.
It is also advisable that India and Nepal could take a leaf from England’s Coronavirus Act, 2020 which has been promulgated to address the challenges of COVID-19 in the country.
This book is co-authored by Mr. Alok Kumar Yadav and Mr. Jivesh Jha.
Mr. Alok Kumar Yadav is currently Assistant Professor in School of Law, SRT Campus, H.N.B. Garhwal Central University, Uttarakhand. He completed his LL.B. from DDU Gorakhpur University and LL.M. from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. He also topped the all India Legal Assistant, Ministry of Law exam conducted by SSCER. He has published various articles and research papers in UGC approved journals. He has also authored four books viz- Copyright in Digital Era, Legal Studies and General English, Law relating to Women and Children, and Nepali Constitution Vs. The Constitution of India: A Comparative Study. His areas of interest include and are not limited to Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Administrative Law, IPR, etc.
Mr. Jivesh Jha, formerly a Lecturer at Kathmandu University School of Law, is currently a Judicial Officer at Janakpur High Court, Birgunj Bench. He holds an LL.M in Constitutional and Administrative Laws from Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India. He has authored many articles and research papers in UGC approved Journals and also one book titled Nepali Constitution Vs. The Constitution of India: A Comparative Study.