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Mahmood Farooqui walks free in rape case: Parliament must fix 'Section 90' of IPC that allowed acquittal
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Mahmood Farooqui walks free in rape case: Parliament must fix 'Section 90' of IPC that allowed acquittal

Every day the conflict between sections 90 and 375 of the Indian Penal Code exists, men like Mahmood Farooqui can walk free despite committing a heinous crime like rape

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women
India

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women

A 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

After much debate, Supreme Court says marital rape cannot be considered criminal offence
India

After much debate, Supreme Court says marital rape cannot be considered criminal offence

The 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.

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

Anti-rape bill now a law after President Pranab's assent
India

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.