The National Commission for Women on Tuesday took cognisance of a woman, who set herself ablaze before the Supreme Court, alleging that she had lodged a rape case against MP Atul Rai, but the Uttar Pradesh Police, instead of helping her, issued a non-bailable warrant against her.
“Seems like a manual for Rape Victims”, “judge tried the woman”, “Evidence of how little judiciary has learnt” are few of the judging remarks upon Goa judge Kshama Joshi for being just “dutiful” in her verdict in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case.
The Supreme Court today issued notice in a plea filed by National commission for Women (NCW) challenging the Bombay HC judgment passed by Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, wherein she held that there must be “skin to skin contact with sexual intent” for an act to be considered sexual assault.
Domestic violence- a very well debated and studied subject, which can never be out of mind and not even action, has always been prevalent in almost all parts of the world. It has always been used as a means of showing power and dominance by mostly men.
How safe is India for women? Let us show some figures at the micro level. In July this year itself, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received 2,914 complaints of ‘crimes committed against women’.