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Facing flak from all quarters, Delhi govt withdraws controversial 'two-finger test' circular

Jun 08, 2015

Facing flak from all quarters, Delhi govt withdraws controversial 'two-finger test' circular

In its worst-ever red-face moment since coming to power, the Delhi government on Monday was forced to withdraw a controversial circular on the 'two-finger test' on sexual assault victims. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Aam Aadmi Party #Justice Verma Committee #Satyendra Jain #Sambit Patra #Swaraj Abhiyan
Law on marital rape: Why the Domestic Violence Act is a reasonable substitute

May 03, 2015

Law on marital rape: Why the Domestic Violence Act is a reasonable substitute

Feminists want the law to criminalise marital rape. But the provisions of the domestic Violence Act can also provide succour in the absence of one. After all, if a marital rape allegation succeeds in court, it can only mean divorce. #InMyOpinion #marital rape #Domestic Violence Act #JS Verma Committee #Nirbhaya Case
Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

Apr 24, 2015

Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

The reformative foundations of India's juvenile justice law have been shaken. Treating children the same as adult offenders is abhorrent to the philosophy underpinning the law passed in 2000. #HowThisWorks #India #Government #Juvenile Justice Act #Justice JS Verma Committee #Modi Sarkar #JJ Act
Delhi's missing kids: 18 children disappear every day from India's capital

Sep 24, 2014

Delhi's missing kids: 18 children disappear every day from India's capital

Apart from looking into amendments in criminal law related to sexual assault, the Justice Verma Committee, which was formed in the wake of the brutal Delhi gangrape and massive outpouring of public anger, also highlighted the issue of missing children. #ThatsJustWrong #Child Labour #Child trafficking #missing children #Justice Verma Committee #Bachpan Bachao Abhiyan
Tehelka scandal Will secular philandering be handled differently, asks BJP

Nov 21, 2013

Tehelka scandal Will secular philandering be handled differently, asks BJP

Claiming that the Indian media is on trial in Tarun Tejpal case, BJP on Thursday sought to know if the victim will be pressurised not to file a case as the Tehelka editor has connections with Congress and wondered if "secular philandering" is to be handled differently. #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Tarun Tejpal #Verma Committee
Was Justice JS Verma's death a case of medical negligence?

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. #Manmohan Singh #Delhi #NewsTracker #Aruna Roy #Gurgaon #Medanta Hospital #Criminal Law Amendment Bill #Justice JS Verma #Justice Verma Committee #medical negligence
Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law

Oct 04, 2013

Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law

After hearing a public interest litigation on the matter, the Centre has told the Bombay High Court that it will decide on whether the law should expand the definition of rape under Section 375 to be gender-neutral, so that eunuchs can be included in the cases it governs #Bombay High Court #Rape #minorities #Transgender #transsexual #eunuchs #Justice Verma Committee #sexual molestation #LGBT groups
Delhi gangrape Justice Verma's recommendations not yet implemented

Sep 10, 2013

Delhi gangrape Justice Verma's recommendations not yet implemented

Many of the Justice Verma committee recommendations have mostly vanished from public memory and, more tragically, from the memory of government authorities charged with providing women safer public spaces and more effective policing #Rape #parliament #sexual assault #harrassment #gangrape #Delhi gangrape #Justice Verma Committee #December 16 gangrape #Police reform #rape conviction #Justice Verma recommendations #judicial reform
Court announces first sentence under new anti-rape laws

Sep 04, 2013

Court announces first sentence under new anti-rape laws

In the first sentence under new anti-rape laws, two men were given life imprisonment by a court here for raping a five-year-old girl. #NewsTracker #Rape #Justice Verma Committee Report #Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
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