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Gujarat HC's observation takes conversation on criminalising marital rape forward, but long way to go for change in law
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Gujarat HC's observation takes conversation on criminalising marital rape forward, but long way to go for change in law

The Gujarat HC, in a recent case, has observed that marital rape should be made an offence. However, there is a long way to go for such a law to become a reality.

On Aziz Ansari, Mahood Farooqui and India's war on consent: When a no is too 'feeble'
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On Aziz Ansari, Mahood Farooqui and India's war on consent: When a no is too 'feeble'

As the cases of Aziz Ansari and Mahmood Farooqui have shown, the law may once have seen great virtue in tethering justice to language, but there are injustices that language has no vocabulary to express | #FirstCulture

Supreme Court upholds 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui's acquittal: A timeline of events so far
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Supreme Court upholds 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui's acquittal: A timeline of events so far

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case by the Delhi High Court

Supreme Court upholds acquittal of Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui by Delhi HC in rape case
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Supreme Court upholds acquittal of Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui by Delhi HC in rape case

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case by the Delhi High Court.

Supreme Court to hear plea challenging Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui's acquittal in rape case
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Supreme Court to hear plea challenging Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui's acquittal in rape case

Supreme Court will hear a plea by an American woman challenging Delhi High Court's order acquitting Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case

The Harvey Weinsteins of Bollywood — Why women in the film industry don’t speak out
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The Harvey Weinsteins of Bollywood — Why women in the film industry don’t speak out

It’s imperative that woke men challenge Bollywood’s hyper masculine bro-code and call out its sexual predators.

Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment row: What we need to get right about 'consent'
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Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment row: What we need to get right about 'consent'

Consent is a complex issue. But it's one we cannot take for granted.

Mahmood Farooqui case: Are there different types of 'no' that survivors of sexual assault use?
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Mahmood Farooqui case: Are there different types of 'no' that survivors of sexual assault use?

I have spoken to over a lakh-odd survivors in my lifetime, and can state for a fact that there was no 'template' any of them followed in denying their consent

Mahmood Farooqui acquitted: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's Pink is the best on-screen lesson on consent
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Mahmood Farooqui acquitted: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's Pink is the best on-screen lesson on consent

Last year, filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink became a milestone of sorts in addressing consent.

Delhi HC's verdict in Mahmood Farooqui rape case is travesty of justice: Hopefully, Supreme Court will overrule order
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Delhi HC's verdict in Mahmood Farooqui rape case is travesty of justice: Hopefully, Supreme Court will overrule order

The judgment of the Delhi High Court in the case of Mahmood Farooqui versus State, has acquitted Farooqui of all charges.

Mahmood Farooqui acquitted of rape: India urgently needs a Sex Offenders Registry to curb crimes against women
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Mahmood Farooqui acquitted of rape: India urgently needs a Sex Offenders Registry to curb crimes against women

Union minister Maneka Gandhi pointed out that the listing of names of sexual offenders and placing it in the public domain would definitely act as a deterrent.

Farooqui acquitted in rape case: Delhi High Court's 'shoddy' reasoning of consent is confused and dangerously absurd
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Farooqui acquitted in rape case: Delhi High Court's 'shoddy' reasoning of consent is confused and dangerously absurd

The High Court's judgment in Mahmood Farooqui rape case reasoning for such a polysemic 'No' is shoddy, confused, and dangerously absurd.

Delhi HC acquits Mahmood Farooqui in rape case, says consent does not merely mean hesitation
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Delhi HC acquits Mahmood Farooqui in rape case, says consent does not merely mean hesitation

Consent to any sexual advances does not come from a mere hesitation, the Delhi HC on Tuesday said while acquitting filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case.

Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui acquitted in rape case involving US researcher
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Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui acquitted in rape case involving US researcher

The Delhi High Court on Monday acquitted Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of Bollywood film 'Peepli Live', in a rape case involving a US researcher.

Mahmood Farooqui's conviction unjust: wife, Peepli Live co-director Anusha Rizvi
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Mahmood Farooqui's conviction unjust: wife, Peepli Live co-director Anusha Rizvi

The conviction of Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of Hindi film <em>Peepli Live</em> for rape is unjust, says his wife Anusha Rizvi. She says they will appeal the judgment and hope to secure justice in the High Court.

Mahmood Farooqui sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for raping US research scholar
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Mahmood Farooqui sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for raping US research scholar

The Saket court in New Delhi pronounced the punishment for Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui as 7 years imprisonment

Delhi Police seeks life imprisonment for Mahmood Farooqui in rape case
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Delhi Police seeks life imprisonment for Mahmood Farooqui in rape case

Delhi Police on Tuesday sought life imprisonment for Bollywood film <em>Peepli Live</em> co-director Mahmood Farooqui.

Mahmood Farooqui rape case: Sentencing of Peepli Live co-director on 4 August
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Mahmood Farooqui rape case: Sentencing of Peepli Live co-director on 4 August

The quantum of Mahmood Farooqui's punishment, the Peepli Live co-director who was convicted of rape a few days ago, will be decided by the court on 4 August

Mahmood Farooqui rape case: Silence is not a choice, says journalist Rama Lakshmi
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Mahmood Farooqui rape case: Silence is not a choice, says journalist Rama Lakshmi

A Delhi court on Saturday convicted Farooqui for raping a 35-year-old woman from US who had come down to India for research related work.

Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui convicted of rape: Is our outrage limited only to Salman?
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Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui convicted of rape: Is our outrage limited only to Salman?

Why is it that when men like Farooqui, Pachauri or Tejpal are accused or convicted, the outrage is not quite the same as when the accused is a Salman Khan?