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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 06, 2017
Bilkis Bano verdict steers away from taking responsibility about sexual violence committed in conflictsThe judgment looks at the rape of Bilkis Bano and the rape of thousands of women during the post-Godhra riots, as a misfortune of communal disharmony, and in this, it normalises the crime of rape as a result of uncontrolled sexual desire, when in reality, rape is about power and subjection.
Apr 22, 2017
Bombay High Court calls for compensation for rape survivors' childrenIn October 2013, the Maharashtra government introduced the Manodhairya scheme which envisaged the provision of compensation as well as rehabilitation, counselling support, medical and legal aid to women who are survivors of violent crimes such as rape, acid attack, and assault.
Apr 15, 2017
Begum Jaan's message about rape and its survivors is deeply troubling: Here's whyBegum Jaan isn’t so much a testament to headstrong women fighting their ground as it is a thoroughly misguided insinuation that certain kinds of sacrifice are more powerful and honourable than others. And that the alternative — of being raped and surviving rape — is worse than death.
Feb 23, 2017
Supreme Court asks Google about internal mechanism to identify and take down obscene contentThe Supreme Court today sought to know from internet service provider Google whether it could "prevent" uploading of obscene contents like videos of sexual violence on websites.
Feb 12, 2017
Uma Bharti says she had rape suspects tortured: Dishonouring oath of office is not rightWhat the minister is claiming to have done is essentially a criminal act. The law and the constitution do not allow for what Uma Bharti did because the process for handling crimes is clear.
Jan 07, 2017
Bengaluru molestation: #StartAConversation to fight for your right to loiterJust when it was okay to toot the 2017 horn, women were handed a punch with the recent molestation and sexual harassment that women in Bengaluru had to endure on New Year’s eve.
Dec 16, 2016
2012 Delhi gangrape: Has women's safety improved since Jyoti Singh incident?The gangrape of Jyoti Singh on 16 December, 2012 that shook the country’s conscience and triggered massive outrage, is something that has been imprinted on our collective memory forever
May 31, 2016
Let's be clear: Prohibition is more about women's votes than their securityProhibition is not the best way to serve gender justice. But it has become a convenient tool for mobilising the emerging constituency of women voters.
May 14, 2016
Panic buttons: A great metaphor for how we deal with sexual violence in IndiaIn a bid to curb sexual violence, a couple of weeks ago, Union I&B Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted about new rules mandating a panic button on every cell phone sold in the country from January 2017.