Category Archives: women’s rights

READING DOWN THE MARITAL RAPE EXCEPTION: FROM THE TOP OF AN IVORY TOWER?

By Parva Kaushal Khare and Siddharth Sonkar On October 11, 2017, in Independent Thought v. Union of India,[1] the Supreme Court held sexual intercourse with a girl below eighteen years of age to be rape, regardless of her marital status.[2] … Continue reading

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Has the ‘new’ S. 498A IPC Become Cruel to Women?

by Abhijeet Singh Rawaley Background In Rajesh Sharma & Ors. v. State of Uttar Pradesh & Anr., a division bench of the Supreme Court of India, comprising Justices A. K. Goel and U. U. Lalit, was asked “whether any directions… … 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 Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Regulation) Bill, 2010: A Case of Misplaced Priorities?

by Priyattama Bhanj As surrogacy in India continues to grow by the day, the proposed law to regulate it continues to remain in incipient stages. The present guidelines are a consequence of those originally framed by the Indian Council of … 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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