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Mar 05, 2019
Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage ActSupreme Court must reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, which empowers courts in India to effectively force a person to live with their spouse against their will
Nov 09, 2018
MeToo movement, Sabarimala controversy: Tenets of feminism need a rethink as debate over gender equality deepensThe MeToo movement, although far from perfect, has provided a tool, whereby women can bring the focus to the differences and their vulnerabilities without being dis-empowered by them.
Sep 07, 2018
Section 377 verdict: Companies, executives see Supreme Court's judgment as push for equality within workforceSupreme Court has termed part of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary
Sep 06, 2018
Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 must spark further legal changes to end alienation of LGBT communityMembers of the LGBT community are deprived of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Aug 02, 2018
Supreme Court calls adultery provision in IPC a 'peculiar law', says it fails test of arbitrariness“Both parties in adultery derive the benefit of the act. Despite that, one is treated as a victim and another punished. There is no rationality in it. The provision is a reflection of the times it was drafted," Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed.
Aug 01, 2018
SC refuses to make adultery gender-neutral crime, will examine whether IPC section violates Right to EqualityEarlier in July, the Centre had filed an affidavit opposing a plea that seeks to make men and women equally liable for the crime of adultery.
Apr 09, 2018
Uttar Pradesh’s Organised Crime Control Bill gives Yogi Adityanath government a tool for state terror and police excessThe Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Bill proposed by Yogi Adityanath government contains provisions which flagrantly contravene essential guarantees against the application of criminal law as laid down in the Constitution, and if passed could send the state closer to a reign of lawlessness and terror
Feb 07, 2018
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue that Aadhaar is an RTI Act for the State and violates right against self-incriminationThe Bench observed that this exclusion caused by Aadhaar is a ground for violation of Article 14, the right to equality, indicating grounds for its unconstitutionality.
Jan 05, 2018
Supreme Court refers plea challenging penal law on adultery to five-judge Constitution benchSupreme Court referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the plea challenging the validity of a penal law on adultery which only punishes married man for having extra-marital sexual relations with another married woman
Dec 22, 2017
SC to hear petitions today challenging Karnataka HC order quashing govt regulation on pictorial warning on tobacco productsThe Supreme Court agreed to hear on Friday itself a batch of petitions on pictorial warning on tobacco products