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Aug 31, 2017
Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for womenA presumption of harassment of the husband should not prevent the State from legitimising the right of the wife to seek justice for flagrant violations against her body
Aug 09, 2017
After much debate, Supreme Court says marital rape cannot be considered criminal offenceThe raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has been extensively debated and now it cannot be considered as a criminal act, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
May 18, 2017
Gujarat High Court ruling opens doors to legal changes, recognise rights of voluntary sex workersThe Gujarat High Court in its latest judgment provided a caveat that in cases where sex work is voluntary Section 370 of the Indian Penal Code would not apply, thus opening the doors to make more sustainable changes in the legal arena for sex workers
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
Aug 16, 2016
Kerala IPS officer's 14-second 'annoying' stare rule can get men bookedKerala Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh while speaking at an event held in Kochi on Sunday reportedly said, “A case can be filed against men who 'annoyingly' stare at women for more than 14 seconds."
Mar 13, 2016
Maneka Gandhi, are you saying men can rape their wives as long as some 'family values' are intact?If we are upholding marriage as a cultural ethos and justifying rape within marriage as permissible, then perhaps, Maneka Gandhi, should see the problem in that.
Jan 12, 2016
What is chemical castration? All you need to know about the procedure as Supreme Court asks Parliament to ponderPaedophilia and paedophiles should not be seen as dangerous, violent, inhuman creatures but that it is upto society to recognise their flaws and understand their mental anguish and torment and then subject them to necessary restrictions.
Oct 26, 2015
Madras HC recommends castration for child rapists, says it will lead to 'magical' resultsIn a strongly-worded order, the Madras High Court has called for a consideration for castration of people convicted for child sex abuse, according to reports.
Jun 08, 2015
Facing flak from all quarters, Delhi govt withdraws controversial 'two-finger test' circularIn 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.
May 03, 2015
Law on marital rape: Why the Domestic Violence Act is a reasonable substituteFeminists 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.