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May 17, 2017
Vijay Nair sexual harassment case: Rising incidents against men emphasise need for gender-neutral laws in IndiaSexual harassment incidents committed against men (with the perpetrator being a woman) such as the Vijay Nair case are increasingly being reported and make one wonder whether we need gender neutral sexual harassment laws in India
May 17, 2017
Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rapeBy making a ruling that upholds the rights of women, irrespective of where she is, the Bombay High Court has indicated that it is open to adjudicating controversial cases around violence against women including marital rape
May 10, 2017
Gujarat HC criminalises visiting brothels: Ruling could lead to harassment of voluntary sex workers, affect livelihoodAlthough Indian law does not criminalise prostitution, by holding the customers/clients of sex workers liable to punishment under Section 370 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956, the Gujarat High Court has threatened the livelihood of sex workers in brothels
May 18, 2016
SC verdict on defamation makes it tougher for women to speak up on sexual harassmentIndia’s upholding of the criminalisation of defamation can only spell bad news for women trying to break the silence around sexual harassment
Dec 22, 2015
What does release of the juvenile say about punishment for rape? Has he served his dues to society?The Supreme Court of India has, expectedly, struck down the plea to extend the detention of the juvenile in the Delhi gangrape of 16 December, 2012. It said there is nothing in the law to authorise such an extension. So that brings the whole debate back to the laws we have
Oct 07, 2013
Was Justice JS Verma's death a case of medical negligence?Justice Verma died on April 21, 2013, at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon where doctors ascertained that the cause of his death was multiple organ failure.
Mar 19, 2013
Lok Sabha passes anti-rape bill: Stalking recognised as crimeThe Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, brought against the backdrop of the country-wide outrage over Delhi gangrape, also makes it clear that the age of consent for sex would be 18 years.
Mar 18, 2013
After govt keeps age of consent at 18, BJP wants anti-rape bill passed without delay"BJP is in favour of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and wants it to be passed without any delay. We wanted the age of consent to be 18 years," said BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Mar 18, 2013
All-party meet on anti-rape law bill: Concerns on age of consent, misuse of billParliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said there was 'broad consensus' on the bill, but some concerns like the age of consent and the scope to misuse certain provisions had been raised at the meeting.
Mar 15, 2013
Anti-rape Bill: BJP concerned over lowering age of consent to 16Party sources said there is concern that decreasing the age of consent is uncalled for as the minimum age for marriage is 18 years.