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Anti-rape bill now a law after President Pranab's assent

Apr 03, 2013

Anti-rape bill now a law after President Pranab's assent

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill, providing enhanced punishment for rape, making stalking and voyeurism criminal offences and fixing the age of consent for sex at 18. #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #Anti-rape bill #JS Verma Committee
Sharad Yadav-itis: Did Jaya Bachchan catch it on anti-rape bill?

Mar 22, 2013

Sharad Yadav-itis: Did Jaya Bachchan catch it on anti-rape bill?

Jaya Bachchan voted for the anti-rape bill because her party told her to. But she said she personally had a lot of problems with it. For example, it was anti-male. #Jaya Bachchan #ThatsJustWrong #Sharad Yadav #Anti-rape bill
MPs question efficacy of anti-rape bill

Mar 21, 2013

MPs question efficacy of anti-rape bill

MPs on Thursday raised questions over efficacy of the system in dealing with cases of sexual crimes committed by influential people like politicians as the anti-rape bill had no such provision. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Sushilkumar Shinde #Anti-rape bill
Parliament passes anti-rape Bill

Mar 21, 2013

Parliament passes anti-rape Bill

Parliament today passed the anti-rape bill providing natural life term or even death for repeat offenders of rape, with Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde stating the "law will impact the society for years to come". #NewsTracker #Parliament of India #Anti-rape bill
As it happened: DMK withdraws from UPA, hands in resignations

Mar 19, 2013

As it happened: DMK withdraws from UPA, hands in resignations

DMK MP Selvaganapathy has insisted that his party decision to pull out of the UPA was "not just posturing", saying that they decided to pull out of the government because it had betrayed the feelings of the Tamils #Karunanidhi #DMK #UPA #Sri Lanka #PoliticalPlay #parliament #Anti-rape bill #Age of consent

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As it happened: DMK withdraws from UPA, hands in resignations

Jun 28, 2014

Sex and the Constitution: Why Lawyers Aren't Asking the Right Questions

Watching some of the recent and unfortunate internecine battling about HBO's Prop 8 documentary, (shame on you, Andrew Sullivan) I can't help thinking how unsophisticated the legal arguments around it will appear in a few decades. Not because gay peo... #HBO #Andrew Sullivan