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Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Male Rape: Making the System Neutral

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence While gender-specific laws against perpetrators of sexual assaults must continue, those in favour of victims should become gender-neutral By Venkatasubramanian...
A man walks past graffiti depicting a message against rape of minors/Photo: UNI

Rapes & Murders: When Death is no Deterrent

Above: A man walks past graffiti depicting a message against rape of minors/Photo: UNI Though Madhya Pradesh has set up fast-track courts and incentives to...
The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI)

Age of Consent: Who is a Child?

Above: The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI) A Madras High Court...
Death Sentence

SC Commutes Death Penalty, Sentences Child Rapist To 25 Years Without Remission

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a man held guilty of committing rape of a five-year-old girl and then killing...
Rapist Father Convicted, Gets 60 Years in Jail and 3 lakhs Fine

Rapist Father Convicted, Gets 60 Years in Jail and 3 lakhs Fine

Father Robin Vadakkumcherry, the prime accused in the Kottiyoor rape case in 2016 that rocked Kerala and the church was on Saturday convicted by...
Supreme Court

SC Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking To Make Rape Of Man A Crime

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea that sought to identify the rape of a man also as a crime, saying it...
Sexual Assaults: A Question of Mindset

Sexual Assaults: A Question of Mindset

Above: A protest march against the gangrape and murder of a minor in Kathua in Srinagar/Photo: UNI While the Supreme Court has voiced concern over...
Women

Safety of Women: Better Late Than Never

Above: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced measures to tackle crime against women/Photo: UNI The Manohar Lal Khattar government’s time-bound action plan in...
Delhi HC

Rape Case: A Compromised Police?

Above: The petitioner has filed a separate case in the Delhi High Court seeking registration of an FIR against his daughter-in-law In a scathing indictment...
Delhi HC commutes life to 7 yrs jail for man raping and marrying woman without disclosing existing first marriage

Delhi HC commutes life to 7 yrs jail for man raping and marrying woman...

The Delhi High Court has commuted life imprisonment to seven years rigorous jail term to a man convicted for raping and marrying a woman...
Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC issues notice

Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC...

A PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, claiming that...
Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Increasing incidents of rape and molestation of children in supposedly safe havens (shelter homes) reveal the revolting exploitation of kids...
Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) heard initial...
SC issues special directives to high courts to speed up POCSO Act cases

SC issues special directives to high courts to speed up POCSO Act cases

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) directed all...
Police escort spiritual leader Asaram Bapu (Centre) outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, on September 1, 2013Photo UNI

Asaram Bapu’s Sentence: Godless Godman

Above: Police escort spiritual leader Asaram Bapu (Centre) outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, on September 1, 2013/Photo: UNI A Jodhpur court convicted...
Cabinet nod for death in rape of child under 12

Cabinet nod for death in rape of child under 12

Above: Maneka Gandhi    The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance mandating death penalty to those guilty of raping minors below 12 years of age. The...
Delhi HC orders govt. to send lawyer to aid child rape victim immediately

Delhi HC orders govt. to send lawyer to aid child rape victim immediately

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Thursday (February 22) ordered the Delhi government...
Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI

Gandhi Nagar rape case: SC refuses to grant bail to Asaram Bapu

Above: Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (January 22) refused...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Four and-a-half year-old boy booked for alleged sexual assault

A startling case of alleged sexual assault came to light when an FIR was registered against four-and-a-half-year-old boy for sexually assaulting his classmate of...
The path-breaking HC verdict that states that silence cannot be taken as proof of consensual sex will help to get justice for many rape victims

Consensual Sex Vs Rape: Defending Her Honour

In a landmark case that will help rape victims, the Delhi High Court said that the silence of a woman cannot be taken as...
Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC sets aside trial court order on rape death, calls it “perverse”

In another case of the “whimsical” attitude that many lower court judges have been seen to use in deciding on cases, the Delhi High...
Insulting Her Memory

Insulting Her Memory

Above: The Nirbhaya rape incident led to angry demonstrations all over the country As the apex court widens the scope of a petition seeking effective...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Shocking judgment: Man rapes 11-yr-old, but French court adjudges it “consensual sex”

Protest across country as the 28-yr-old rapist is set to get away with minor jail term Legal judgments are supposed to follow the law in...
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Court sets 3 convicts of gang-rape free, slams the victim instead

Punjab and Haryana High Court felt “it would be a travesty of justice if they (the culprits) are not given a chance to redeem...
One of the stock images Indian news outlets have traditionally used to depict sexual assault. Photo: Courtesy of Breakthrough India

Imaging India’s rape victims

Above: One of the stock images Indian news outlets have traditionally used to depict sexual assault. Photo: Courtesy  Breakthrough India ~By Ariel Sophia Bardi On a...
Nirbhaya Verdict has Set the Precedent, Avers Panellists on India Legal Show

Nirbhaya Verdict has Set the Precedent, Say Panellists on India Legal Show

The India Legal Show of May 9 featured the infamous Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case that shook the conscience of the entire nation. The show...
Nirbhaya lead

SC upholds death sentence of Nirbhaya rape-murderers

The four found guilty of the cruel gangrape and murder of a Delhi girl, called Nirbhaya to protect her real identity, were ordered to...
Prohibition: Blessing for Bihar

Prohibition: Blessing for Bihar

A look at the socio-economic impact of Nitish Kumar’s decision to ban alcohol in the state   ~By Keshav Mohan Since the 1970s, Bihar has lagged behind...
Apex court keeps a matter involving POSCO Act on hold

Apex court keeps a matter involving POSCO Act on hold

In what can emerge as a history-making and precedent-setting case, the Supreme Court is trying to solve a unique incident in which it reserved...
Transgender

Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...
Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion Needs an Amendment

An apex court order allowing a rape victim to terminate her 24-week pregnancy brings into focus the need to change an outdated legislation which...
Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded was a psychotic episode. She had been staying in a...

International Legal News: Jury Clears Nigerian of Rape Charges as the Victim ‘Thought she...

In Bolton Crown Court, UK, the Jury cleared a Nigerian man of rape charges within 27 minutes after it was found that the victim...

Delhi HC reserves order on executive magistrate banning documentary on Nirbhaya

The Delhi HC today reserved its order on a bunch of petitions filed by law students, questioning the jurisdiction of an executive magistrate while...

Too little, too late

Why are US colleges going slow in dealing with campus sexual assaults? By Abbie Nehring, ProPublica During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates...

India’s Hour of Shame

Ultimately, the rape and hanging of two minor girls in Katra, Badaun, that has provoked worldwide outrage, is the result of a systemic rot....

'Rape' - 36 News Results

Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Male Rape: Making the System Neutral

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence While gender-specific laws against perpetrators of sexual assaults must continue, those in favour of victims should become gender-neutral By Venkatasubramanian...
A man walks past graffiti depicting a message against rape of minors/Photo: UNI

Rapes & Murders: When Death is no Deterrent

Above: A man walks past graffiti depicting a message against rape of minors/Photo: UNI Though Madhya Pradesh has set up fast-track courts and incentives to...
The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI)

Age of Consent: Who is a Child?

Above: The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI) A Madras High Court...
Death Sentence

SC Commutes Death Penalty, Sentences Child Rapist To 25 Years Without Remission

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a man held guilty of committing rape of a five-year-old girl and then killing...
Rapist Father Convicted, Gets 60 Years in Jail and 3 lakhs Fine

Rapist Father Convicted, Gets 60 Years in Jail and 3 lakhs Fine

Father Robin Vadakkumcherry, the prime accused in the Kottiyoor rape case in 2016 that rocked Kerala and the church was on Saturday convicted by...
Supreme Court

SC Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking To Make Rape Of Man A Crime

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea that sought to identify the rape of a man also as a crime, saying it...
Sexual Assaults: A Question of Mindset

Sexual Assaults: A Question of Mindset

Above: A protest march against the gangrape and murder of a minor in Kathua in Srinagar/Photo: UNI While the Supreme Court has voiced concern over...
Women

Safety of Women: Better Late Than Never

Above: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced measures to tackle crime against women/Photo: UNI The Manohar Lal Khattar government’s time-bound action plan in...
Delhi HC

Rape Case: A Compromised Police?

Above: The petitioner has filed a separate case in the Delhi High Court seeking registration of an FIR against his daughter-in-law In a scathing indictment...
Delhi HC commutes life to 7 yrs jail for man raping and marrying woman without disclosing existing first marriage

Delhi HC commutes life to 7 yrs jail for man raping and marrying woman...

The Delhi High Court has commuted life imprisonment to seven years rigorous jail term to a man convicted for raping and marrying a woman...
Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC issues notice

Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC...

A PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, claiming that...
Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Increasing incidents of rape and molestation of children in supposedly safe havens (shelter homes) reveal the revolting exploitation of kids...
Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) heard initial...
SC issues special directives to high courts to speed up POCSO Act cases

SC issues special directives to high courts to speed up POCSO Act cases

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) directed all...
Police escort spiritual leader Asaram Bapu (Centre) outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, on September 1, 2013Photo UNI

Asaram Bapu’s Sentence: Godless Godman

Above: Police escort spiritual leader Asaram Bapu (Centre) outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, on September 1, 2013/Photo: UNI A Jodhpur court convicted...
Cabinet nod for death in rape of child under 12

Cabinet nod for death in rape of child under 12

Above: Maneka Gandhi    The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance mandating death penalty to those guilty of raping minors below 12 years of age. The...
Delhi HC orders govt. to send lawyer to aid child rape victim immediately

Delhi HC orders govt. to send lawyer to aid child rape victim immediately

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Thursday (February 22) ordered the Delhi government...
Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI

Gandhi Nagar rape case: SC refuses to grant bail to Asaram Bapu

Above: Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (January 22) refused...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Four and-a-half year-old boy booked for alleged sexual assault

A startling case of alleged sexual assault came to light when an FIR was registered against four-and-a-half-year-old boy for sexually assaulting his classmate of...
The path-breaking HC verdict that states that silence cannot be taken as proof of consensual sex will help to get justice for many rape victims

Consensual Sex Vs Rape: Defending Her Honour

In a landmark case that will help rape victims, the Delhi High Court said that the silence of a woman cannot be taken as...
Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC sets aside trial court order on rape death, calls it “perverse”

In another case of the “whimsical” attitude that many lower court judges have been seen to use in deciding on cases, the Delhi High...
Insulting Her Memory

Insulting Her Memory

Above: The Nirbhaya rape incident led to angry demonstrations all over the country As the apex court widens the scope of a petition seeking effective...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Shocking judgment: Man rapes 11-yr-old, but French court adjudges it “consensual sex”

Protest across country as the 28-yr-old rapist is set to get away with minor jail term Legal judgments are supposed to follow the law in...
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Court sets 3 convicts of gang-rape free, slams the victim instead

Punjab and Haryana High Court felt “it would be a travesty of justice if they (the culprits) are not given a chance to redeem...
One of the stock images Indian news outlets have traditionally used to depict sexual assault. Photo: Courtesy of Breakthrough India

Imaging India’s rape victims

Above: One of the stock images Indian news outlets have traditionally used to depict sexual assault. Photo: Courtesy  Breakthrough India ~By Ariel Sophia Bardi On a...
Nirbhaya Verdict has Set the Precedent, Avers Panellists on India Legal Show

Nirbhaya Verdict has Set the Precedent, Say Panellists on India Legal Show

The India Legal Show of May 9 featured the infamous Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case that shook the conscience of the entire nation. The show...
Nirbhaya lead

SC upholds death sentence of Nirbhaya rape-murderers

The four found guilty of the cruel gangrape and murder of a Delhi girl, called Nirbhaya to protect her real identity, were ordered to...
Prohibition: Blessing for Bihar

Prohibition: Blessing for Bihar

A look at the socio-economic impact of Nitish Kumar’s decision to ban alcohol in the state   ~By Keshav Mohan Since the 1970s, Bihar has lagged behind...
Apex court keeps a matter involving POSCO Act on hold

Apex court keeps a matter involving POSCO Act on hold

In what can emerge as a history-making and precedent-setting case, the Supreme Court is trying to solve a unique incident in which it reserved...
Transgender

Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...
Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion Needs an Amendment

An apex court order allowing a rape victim to terminate her 24-week pregnancy brings into focus the need to change an outdated legislation which...
Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded was a psychotic episode. She had been staying in a...

International Legal News: Jury Clears Nigerian of Rape Charges as the Victim ‘Thought she...

In Bolton Crown Court, UK, the Jury cleared a Nigerian man of rape charges within 27 minutes after it was found that the victim...

Delhi HC reserves order on executive magistrate banning documentary on Nirbhaya

The Delhi HC today reserved its order on a bunch of petitions filed by law students, questioning the jurisdiction of an executive magistrate while...

Too little, too late

Why are US colleges going slow in dealing with campus sexual assaults? By Abbie Nehring, ProPublica During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates...

India’s Hour of Shame

Ultimately, the rape and hanging of two minor girls in Katra, Badaun, that has provoked worldwide outrage, is the result of a systemic rot....

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