Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Marital Rape in India

Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Martial Rape in India By Diya Uday,  Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai In 2015 a woman appeared on television. She was clad in heavy layers of fabric and thick magnifying spectacles. Clearly the aim was to hide her identity. She told a tale of horror. She spoke of her nightmarish marriage, in which she had been subjected to sexual cruelty and rape at

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Reactions Across Society To The End of Triple Talaq

With Triple Talaq now banned by the Supreme Court, we asked 3 young lawyers in India what they thought about it. The ancient and discriminatory practice of Triple Talaq in India was ended last week, with the Supreme Court ordering for an injunction and directing the Central Government to frame a new law over the course of the next 6 months. Noted judicial scholars and the vast majority of Society have hailed the verdict, considering the

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India Stands At A Legal Crossroads

India Stands At A Legal Crossroads As recounted with Sajjan Poovaya, Senior Advocate Last week was a historic one for the Indian judiciary. The Supreme Court has unequivocally supported an Individual’s Right To Privacy at the expense of the Government and it’s the time to ponder the manifestations of that decision.  It isn’t a regular day when the Supreme Court of India unequivocally endorses the Individual Right to Privacy. A 9-0 verdict by the Supreme

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Right To Privacy Includes Right To Sexual Orientation, Says SC!

Today was a historic day for many Indians as our Right To Privacy was defended by the Supreme Court. For the LGBTQ community, it was even bigger. The apex court of our country concluded today that a person’s right to privacy was a natural, cherished, inseparable right which cannot be taken away by the government. This right begins at birth and extinguishes at death according to the Supreme Court in a judgement today.  To summarise,

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Nirbhaya Gangrape Verdict

Supreme Court confirms the death penalty of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. In 2013, a trial court had awarded the capital punishment to the convicts which was later challenged in the Delhi High Court. Delhi High Court had also upheld the trial court’s decision, however, the four convicts- Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh had made an appeal to the Supreme Court against the capital punishment. However, the court today upheld

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