Category Archives: Law and Sexuality

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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The Issue of ‘Age of Consent’ in The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012

by Samyak Sibasish Over the last few days, we have seen much public angst over the widely publicized rape of a young girl on a bus in Delhi. One wonders to what extent will the protesting masses ride on emotion … Continue reading

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