A Comment on Nirbhaya – The Case That Shook the Country

20th March 2020, four men accused of gangrape of Nirbhaya were finally executed by hanging after more than 7 years. “Justice has finally been done”, said Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s mother. The death sentence awarded gained support both nationally and internationally as the events of the barbaric and heinous crime committed on the night of 16Continue reading “A Comment on Nirbhaya – The Case That Shook the Country”

Marital Rape – A Crime that needs to be

The sacrosanct paradigm of marriage is very complex. It involves surmounting intricate hustling and courtship games. The traditional rituals, the exorbitant ceremonies that celebrate the act of marriage consequentially leads to the convoluted requirements of the domestic life of that of a husband or a wife. A married couple shares a very knotty relationship. TheContinue reading “Marital Rape – A Crime that needs to be”

Gender Neutral Laws for Rape

A crime as heinous as rape has a restrictive definition in the Indian Law. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code,[1] defines what and what not comes under the ambit of rape with its seven coded situations. The general notion of the crime being only against women has led to it becoming gender-centric and notContinue reading “Gender Neutral Laws for Rape”

Feminist Critique of Phul Singh v. State of Haryana

The judicial system is supposed to be the pillar of justice. Its aim should be to provide justice to every individual whenever his/her right has been breached so as to correct the wrong which has been perpetrated. Although it is expected of the judiciary to be impartial while adjudicating on any case, the judgments deliveredContinue reading “Feminist Critique of Phul Singh v. State of Haryana”

Police Encounters In India

The recent case of gang rape followed by the murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad sparked massive outrage throughout the country. This harrowing incident sent shockwaves across the entire nation and created ripples in the parliament as well.[1] All the four accused were arrested and, according to the Cyderabad Metropolitan police, confessed to havingContinue reading “Police Encounters In India”

Independent Thought v. Union of India

The judgment in Independent Thought v. Union of India[1] makes it a landmark case in the area pertaining to rape laws. The issue before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was whether sexual intercourse between a man and his wife being a girl aged between 15-18 years amounts to rape, which the bench considered of utmost publicContinue reading “Independent Thought v. Union of India”

Marital Rape: A Myth or a Rephrehensible Reality?

Dibya Prakash Lahiri from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi Rape, more than the perspective of an act of sexual violence is the act of degenerating the society with a vision of not only outraging the modesty of a woman but also ousting the dignity of the physical, mental and psychological being of aContinue reading “Marital Rape: A Myth or a Rephrehensible Reality?”