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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

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Why India doesn't need to change its rape law

Feb 03, 2013

Why India doesn't need to change its rape law

What is the reason the Cabinet is now seeking death for some rapists? It isn't rising crime, as the data shows. It is bullying by the media, and the fantastic idea that legislation can solve our problems. #InMyOpinion #Delhi gangrape case #Justice Verma Committee Report