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Behind the Locked Doors: The Evil of Marital Rape

July 14, 2013

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Behind the Locked Doors: The Evil of Marital Rape

Since childhood, watching happy ending Bollywood melodramas imbibes in everyone that marriage is a happily ever after kind of story. But in real life marriages may turn out to be most traumatized, tortured, abusive & mistreated relationship of one’s life. When husband gets abusive in a marriage it need not necessarily be limited to only […]

Untold Story of Domestic Workers and the Law

June 10, 2013

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Untold Story of Domestic Workers and the Law

Kanchan, a domestic worker works from 9a.m to 7 p.m in several houses for an income of 1000/per month/per house, has two daughters one married who is not even 18 and other of 15 years engaged with her to add fraction more income to feed the mouths of her other two young boys and also […]

Legal Action Available to Victims of Domestic Violence

April 3, 2013

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Legal Action Available to Victims of Domestic Violence

“Violence against women is an everyday reality, act now, always and forever before it’s too late”. -Anonymous Domestic violence is one of the crimes against women which is linked to their disadvantageous position in Indian society. Domestic Violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. Understanding Domestic […]

Law for Protecting Children from Sexual Offences

March 14, 2013

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Law for Protecting Children from Sexual Offences

Introduction The sexual offences were covered under Indian Penal Code (IPC). But the IPC did neither provide for all types of sexual offences against children, nor did it distinguish between adult and child victims. So a special law was enacted by Lok Sabha on 22nd May, 2012 called ‘The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

Chained Women: Life Behind Bars

March 25, 2012

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Chained Women: Life Behind Bars

 “While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight; while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight, I’ll fight to the very end!” – William Booth Introduction Everyday everybody is […]

Inter Caste/Religion Marriages: Made in Heaven, Murdered on Earth

September 25, 2011

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Inter Caste/Religion Marriages: Made in Heaven, Murdered on Earth

 “We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” Introduction ‘Human Rights’- is a very commonly used term now-a-days. It not only includes basic rights such as Right to freedom of speech and expression, […]

Improper Portrayal of Women by Media

September 24, 2011

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Improper Portrayal of Women by Media

Introduction She is the super mom, the guileless daughter, the eloquent lawyer, the nasty corporate climber, the austere judge, the super model and what not. Whatever the role, television, film and popular magazines are full of images of women and girls who are typically white, desperately thin, and made up to the hilt. Over the […]

Menace of Eve Teasing: The Problem and the Solution

August 28, 2011

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Menace of Eve Teasing: The Problem and the Solution

Incident I was in the Metro two or three stations away from getting down. It was a very crowded metro. Suddenly I noticed a guy touching me. I could see the guilt in his eyes but he did not budge. I did not say anything assuming that he would make an excuse of an overcrowded […]

The Purdah of Morality: Public Display of Affection and the Law

June 7, 2011

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When Richard Gere had stooped over to kiss Shilpa Shetty on the cheek in an anti-AIDS event in New Delhi in 2008, little did he imagine that he would be slapped with arrest warrants on obscenity charges. In a country that likes its pizzas in 30 minutes, adores its Beatles and its Beiber (*sigh*), where […]

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