Kartik Aaryan on controversial dialogues in Pati, Patni Aur Woh, and why 'relatability' is a double-edged sword
"I've been responsible in my past choices as I'm one of the very few actors who've done a film on marital rape," Kartik Aaryan defends his controversial line in Pati, Patni Aur Woh.
Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.
Ex-CJI Dipak Misra's argument in favour of non-criminalisation of marital rape insults institution of marriage
It’s safe to say that the non-criminalisation of marital rape remains the biggest blot on the face of fundamental rights jurisprudence in India.
'Marital rape should not be crime, will create absolute anarchy in families,' says former CJI Dipak Misra
Dipak Misra said he believes the idea of marital rape as crime has been borrowed from other nations and hence not necessarily applicable to our country
Plea in Supreme Court seeks direction to Centre on registration of marital rape cases, calls for clear guidelines
A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Central government to ensure that there is a clear guideline for registration of cases related to marital rape under framed guidelines and laws.
'Consensual sex of live-in partners not rape if man fails to marry': SC ruling tackles sensitive issues like consent, but lacks nuance
While the Supreme Court judgment takes a hard look at consensual relationships, rape, and consent itself, and is progressive to some extent, it lacks nuance. The Supreme Court, on 22 November, 2018, held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intent to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an act would not amount to rape.
SC ruling in adultery case: Law based on gender stereotypes could not have withstood equality test, verdict a cause of joy
The law criminalising adultery, Section 497 of the IPC is based on stereotyping the roles of one gender, and can never stand any test of equality.
Human societies have no great concern for the agency of animals while artificially inseminating them, castrating them -- or, most obviously, killing and eating them.
Prolonged sexual relations as good as marriage? Supreme Court's patriarchal attitude invalidates concept of consent and matrimony
The overall attitude of the Supreme Court is problematic in this matter simply because the bench is examining the nature of relationships, i.e., scrutinising whether live-in relationships and marriages can be deemed similar in nature.
Thomson Reuters Foundation survey labelling India most dangerous country for women behind Pakistan, Syria is nonsense
No one disagrees that every act of violence against women is a matter of great shame for all 1.2 billion Indians. But to be labelled the world's most dangerous country for women ahead of Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Syria — according to a study by the Thomson Reuters Foundation — and all the other 193 countries in the United Nations is a load of crock.
India ranked world's most dangerous country for women in recent study; Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia complete top 4
In the Thomson Reuters Foundation study, India was named the world's most dangerous country for women, even behind Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan and Somalia.
Indian courts must deliver lucid judgment to remove differentiation between marital rape and rape itself
Translating marital rape from a mere concept to an offence will increase reporting as well as make for a rights-based approach to marriage itself
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.
Gujarat High Court calls for criminalisation of marital rape, says no one is willing to discuss legal reform
The Gujarat High Court on Monday observed the "destructive attitude" that promotes rape in a marriage can be removed only by making marital rape "illegal"
Marital rape not an offence but wife can sue husband for forced 'unnatural sex', observes Gujarat HC
The Gujarat High Court on Monday observed that non-consensual intercourse by a husband cannot be dubbed as rape. However, it also stated that subjecting his married partner to have oral or unnatural sex was akin to cruelty.
International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India
International Women's Day: If my daughter is one among three Indian women who is hit by her husband, I will tell her to think twice before getting a divorce. Where will she go?
NFHS survey puts out shocking revelations: Few know about marital rape; female sterilisation rampant despite existence of condoms
While 54 percent of rural and urban women are allowed to go to the market, 50 percent go to the health facility, and 48 percent to places outside the village or community.
The AAP government on Thursday opposed before the Delhi High Court the criminalisation of marital rape, saying it was already an offence under the existing laws.
Triple talaq bill not enough: Marital rape, anti-dowry legislation among 5 criminal laws Indian women need just as urgently
In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, govt appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women that need immediate attention.
Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consent
The law compartmentalises the criminality of rape based on the relationship of the victim to the offender. How does one even begin to talk about consent in such a culture?