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Honour Killing: Can Killing Really Satisfy Honour?

June 1, 2011


India is clearly burning and the issue that is silently becoming a grave concern is “honour killing”. It is such a concern not only because it kills 100 people every year, but because it shows the primitive mindsets we still carry. Honour is the most precious moral attribute of mankind. Defence of honour even at […]

Marital Rape- Gross Violation of Human Rights? (Women’s Perspective)..

May 28, 2011


INTRODUCTION:- Among all kinds of satisfactions human being enjoy, sex always occupies higher position and a casual physical need of every human being at certain saturated age period. The world being male dominated, where men are the earning members, Women are always being suppressed and are dependent. But the scenario now has changed up to a […]

Should Prostitution be Legalized?

May 22, 2011


Prostitution is the act or practice of providing one’s body for sexual purpose to another person in return of payment. The person who carry out such activities are called prostitutes. The word itself shows the predicament of these women. It point out the dilemma of these women who engage into this profession because of sheer […]

Unscrupulous wives “victimizing” Husbands under Section 498A

May 18, 2011


Dowry as defined in oxford dictionary is ‘an amount of property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage’; it was a practice which originated in ancient India in the upper caste family which by its own will paid dowry as a wedding gift to the grooms family in return of […]

Girl Child in Prostitution

May 16, 2011


Girl Child in Prostitution

(I) Introduction About one quarter of India’s population comprises of girl children up to the age of 19 years. However, they are discriminated socially, psychologically, economically and sexually. This gender discrimination is socially defined and continues from cradle to grave. One of India’s most striking characteristics is its material poverty. An estimated 40% of India’s […]

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

May 15, 2011


Sexual harassment is basically going beyond the limit of tolerable sexual approach. The term ‘sexual harassment’ means “a type of employment discrimination consisting in verbal or physical abuse of a sexual nature.”[1] It is a demonstration of power and this is why women are more vulnerable to it. It is tragic to know that such […]

Sec 498A of the Indian Penal Code a weapon in the hands of vamps

May 11, 2011


The scope of my article is to cover Section 498a of the IPC relating to  criminal law in which the wife and her family can charge any or all of the husband’s family of physical or mental cruelty. This law is unique to India as it not only discriminates based on gender (man Vs. woman), but also […]

Bride Burning and Dowry System In India

May 7, 2011

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The Problem Of Dowry The problem of Dowry has always been persistent in India and is also rising at a rapid rate and so are the offences related to dowry demand. Dowry demands can go on for years together. The birth of children and a number of customary and religious ceremonies often tend to become […]

Why Prostitution should not be Legalized?

May 6, 2011


Why Prostitution should not be Legalized?

Immediately after becoming a republic one of the first things India did was to put its signatures on the International Convention for The Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Persons and Exploitation of Prostitution. Enactment of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, followed ratification of the convention. After more than half-a-century of enforcement of the penal law, […]

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