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March 17, 2018

This post is part of a series that seeks to explore judgements relating to gender justice and equality in the Indian Courts. As a common law system, we know that it is the combination of legislation passed in parliament and interpretations made by judges that make up t...

December 4, 2017

This post is part of a series that seeks to explore judgements relating to gender justice and equality in the Indian Courts. As a common law system, we know that it is the combination of legislation passed in parliament and interpretations made by judges that make up t...

November 30, 2017

This post is part of a series that seeks to explore judgements relating to gender justice and equality in the Indian Courts. As a common law system, we know that it is the combination of legislation passed in parliament and interpretations made by judges that make up t...

October 11, 2017

On Wednesday, the Indian Supreme Court, through a Bench comprising of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta, delivered a judgement holding the exception to rape of a minor girl, not aged below 15, by her husband as illegal, by reading down Exception 2 to Sec...

July 15, 2017

This article was first published on First Post here and is republished here with the permission of the author.

On 3 July, the Delhi High Court in a case ruled that posting of casteist insults on Facebook against members of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/...

June 16, 2017

This article was first published on First Post here and is republished here with the permission of the author.

The Bombay High Court in Indubai Jaydeo Pawar vs Draupada case recently ruled that a one-night stand is not a marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) and t...

June 1, 2017

The bill was introduced by Member of Parliament Mr. Shashi Tharoor on 10th March in the Lok Sabha. The bill has been drafted in consultation with Tarunabh Khaitan who is the Associate Professor and Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College, Oxford University. The bill is...

May 30, 2017

This article was first published on First Post here and is republished here with the permission of the author.

Recently, the Bombay High Court, while acquitting a man of rape charges, observed that there is a need for corroborating the testimony of a woman in sexual ass...

May 25, 2017

This article was first published on First Post here and is republished here with the permission of the author.

Recently, Kannada actor Sruthi Hariharan had lodged a complaint with the police, alleging that her photographs had been morphed and published online. Sruthi al...

In the aftermath of the Bangalore mass assault, we saw countrywide protests, not just on media, but also on the streets, when, in an awe inspiring movement, women in various cities took to streets, reclaiming their right to go out. Around the same time, another piece o...