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