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Jan 08, 2018
SC remarks on Section 377 offer hope: Decriminalising homosexuality will end gloom for LGBTQsLGBTQ communities now see a ray of hope that the battle to rid the statute books of Section 377 of the IPC is now going a step ahead towards a final denouement.
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.
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.
Sep 24, 2014
Delhi's missing kids: 18 children disappear every day from India's capitalApart 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.
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.
Oct 04, 2013
Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape lawAfter 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