Articles by Deya Bhattacharya
Dec 06, 2017
Death penalty for child rapists in Madhya Pradesh: Govt should instead focus on preventive measuresMadhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed a bill that states that perpetrators who are found guilty of raping 12-year-old girls or younger will be receive death penalty.
Dec 05, 2017
India's wrongfully imprisoned get little relief as country lacks proper legal remedyA rehabilitative scheme for the wrongfully imprisoned without examining intersectional issues such as economic, social and communal divides will be futile.
Nov 28, 2017
Kerala 'love jihad' case: Will the judiciary focus on Hadiya's personal liberty instead of infantilising her?Is it Hadiya’s freedom if she is “allowed” to pursue her studies but not “allowed” to go back to her husband, Shafin?
Nov 23, 2017
New legislation on triple talaq should focus on Muslim women's rights rather than criminalising practiceA human rights framework in the legislation on triple talaq would cut through the long-winding interpretations of the Quran and hadith.
Nov 09, 2017
'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollowMarital rape is not yet a criminal offence in India, though the matter has been debated by legislators, policymakers and the civil society for a long time.
Nov 03, 2017
First-ever Gender Vulnerability Index will give activists tangible parameters to tackle discrimination against Indian womenThe first ever Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI), developed by Plan India, a non-governmental organisation, indicates that Goa is the safest for women and girls while Bihar ranked the lowest for their safety and security.
Oct 31, 2017
SC says consent of husband not needed for abortion: Progressive judgment but concerns aboundThe Supreme Court, last week, ruled that abortion is an exclusive right for women and said that the husband's consent is not needed for it.
Oct 24, 2017
India's forgotten widows: Govt must move beyond laws and actions plans, focus on social security and rehabilitationThe Supreme Court, this week, while dealing with the disconcerting issue of the deplorable conditions that widows in Vrindavan and other areas face, asked a very pertinent question : Do state commissions for women really exist?
Oct 12, 2017
Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriagesThe Supreme Court ruling that sexual relations by a man with his minor wife would be considered rape will be instrumental in preventing child marriages
Oct 11, 2017
SC says marital rape can't be considered criminal: Tradition doesn't justify assault, child marriageBetween the debates on child marriage and marital rape, the apex court leaves out completely the concept of consent.