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SC remarks on Section 377 offer hope: Decriminalising homosexuality will end gloom for LGBTQs
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SC remarks on Section 377 offer hope: Decriminalising homosexuality will end gloom for LGBTQs

LGBTQ 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.

Gujarat High Court ruling opens doors to legal changes, recognise rights of voluntary sex workers
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Gujarat High Court ruling opens doors to legal changes, recognise rights of voluntary sex workers

The 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

Gujarat HC criminalises visiting brothels: Ruling could lead to harassment of voluntary sex workers, affect livelihood
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Gujarat HC criminalises visiting brothels: Ruling could lead to harassment of voluntary sex workers, affect livelihood

Although 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

Kerala IPS officer's 14-second 'annoying' stare rule can get men booked
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Kerala IPS officer's 14-second 'annoying' stare rule can get men booked

Kerala 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."

Maneka Gandhi, are you saying men can rape their wives as long as some 'family values' are intact?
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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.

What is chemical castration? All you need to know about the procedure as Supreme Court asks Parliament to ponder
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What is chemical castration? All you need to know about the procedure as Supreme Court asks Parliament to ponder

Paedophilia 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.

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

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

Was Justice JS Verma's death a case of medical negligence?
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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.

Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law
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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

Delhi gangrape: Justice Verma's recommendations not yet implemented
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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

Findings of Verma Committee sent to Law Commission: Govt
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Findings of Verma Committee sent to Law Commission: Govt

The recommendations the Verma committee set up to suggest changes in the law in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape incident have been forwarded to the Law Commission which is examining the issue of electoral reforms in its entirety, the government said on Thursday.

Will not reduce the age of juveniles: Government
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Will not reduce the age of juveniles: Government

The Union government, as of now, will not reduce the age of juveniles under the Juvenile Justice Act, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

NGOs to MPs: Retain Justice Verma recommendations on trafficking
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NGOs to MPs: Retain Justice Verma recommendations on trafficking

A group of NGOs today appealed to MPs to retain Justice J S Verma's recommendations on child and women trafficking in the bill to replace the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance expected to be tabled in the Budget session of Parliament beginning tomorrow.

Govt open to suggestions on anti-rape ordinance, says Tewari
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Govt open to suggestions on anti-rape ordinance, says Tewari

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today said that the government was open to suggestions on the ordinance amending anti-rape laws.

Verma committee report: Why did the govt ignore AFSPA?
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Verma committee report: Why did the govt ignore AFSPA?

In spite of the recommendations of the Justice Verma committee, the government did not repeal the AFSPA. What signal is the government sending to people in conflict zones?

Special meeting of Cabinet on Verma committee report today
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Special meeting of Cabinet on Verma committee report today

The meeting, to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan, has been convened amid speculation that the government was contemplating bringing an ordinance on the issue.

Assure you promptness in implementing report, PM tells Justice Verma
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Assure you promptness in implementing report, PM tells Justice Verma

In a bid to display its seriousness and urgency, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today wrote to Justice (Retd) JS Verma assuring prompt action in pursuing the recommendations of the committee.

Men in uniform must be tried under civil law for rapes: Kiran Bedi
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Men in uniform must be tried under civil law for rapes: Kiran Bedi

Calling the amendment "need of the hour", Bedi said it will also end impunity for men in uniform for heinous crimes like rape if the safety of the women folk in the country is to be ensured.

'Cong's submission of suggestions to Verma committee came past mid-night'
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'Cong's submission of suggestions to Verma committee came past mid-night'

Justice Verma also said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram were instrumental in forming the committee which gave far reaching recommendations favouring comprehensive amendments to criminal laws.