Category Archives: Law and Sexuality

KEEP YOUR THEOLOGY OFF MY BIOLOGY

By Shivani Kabra and Anirudh Krishnaa There is no doubt that patriarchy is widely prevalent in society – at home, at work, and even in educational institutions. One always looks towards the pillars of justice, guardians of constitutional values – … Continue reading

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Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre

Ms. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer who has worked in the field of women’s rights for over two decades. She is a co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, that provides socio-legal support to women and children on issues of matrimonial rights, … Continue reading

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The Sentinel Who Will Not Protect

by Raju Ramachandran For students of constitutional law, the “gay rights” judgment is deeply disappointing. For a judgment that was in the making for over twenty months, it leaves one with a feeling that it has been “hurried through.” For … Continue reading

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Through my Looking Glass

by Stella James Sometimes the most difficult things to write about are also the most essential. I feel this is especially true when many people, much more scholarly than oneself, have already said and written a lot around the issue, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Noose…

by Ayani Srivastava and Priyattama Bhanj This is the first of a two part series by the authors discussing the changes in the legal system which need to be made in order to ensure that rape laws do not remain … Continue reading

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Justice at Last for Women?

(Admin’s Note: Last December’s Delhi gang rape and murder had triggered nation-wide protests and ultimately resulted in the passing of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Now, yet another gang rape, this time of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, has … Continue reading

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The issue of Reproductive Rights in India: How is it different from other societies?

by Samyak Sibasish Last November, we witnessed the death of a 31 year old Indian woman, Savita Hallapanavar, in Ireland, after doctors refused to give her an abortion 17 weeks into pregnancy, which created quite a huge furore in the … Continue reading

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