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There is No Honor in Killing

April 29, 2011

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INTRODUCTION Indian Constitution allows to everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person. Men and women of full age without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry or to have a family. In India it is irony with Indian cultural that the cultural which known […]

A Marriage be it Valid or Invalid: a Dowry is a Dowry!

April 28, 2011

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The Supreme Court has held that a husband could be punished for demanding dowry during a second marriage even if he proves that he has not divorced his first wife. The following are the types of marriages which can be treated as invalid: Marriage between minors is valid and it can be annulled only on […]

Sexual Harassment at Workplace in India

April 22, 2011

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Men and women are like two wheels of the Chariot of Life. The term ‘sexual harassment’ means “a type of employment discrimination consisting in verbal or physical abuse of a sexual nature.”[i] In Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan,[ii] sexual harassment was defined as any unwelcome sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) as physical […]

Sexual Harassment

April 13, 2011

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Sexual harassment is an assault of a woman’s dignity and an affront to her modesty. It is a violation of her human rights. Harassment is behavior, which has the effect of humiliating, intimidating, or coercing someone through personal attack. It is also behavior that can cause the recipient to be embarrassed, uncomfortable and cause emotional […]

Save a Girl Child

April 12, 2011

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The first question parents ask at the birth of the child, in all society all over the world, is always the same – “is it a boy or girl”. In our country killing of the female child is being practice from early stages.  Earlier because the scientific techniques were not advanced and it was impossible […]

Law Governing Arrest of Women in India

March 11, 2011

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Law Governing Arrest of Women in India

There have been various cases where modesty of women has been played with on the name of police arrest. Special provisions have been laid down in the Code of Criminal Procedure and guidelines have been formulated by the Supreme Court to put a check on incidences of Police atrocities on women. Following are the laws which govern […]

Why Prostitution should be Legalized and Regulated in India?

August 27, 2010

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Why Prostitution should be Legalized and Regulated in India?

Introduction Prostitution, the oldest profession on earth is not something which the Indian society today looks up to.  In the realms of history we have had prostitutes who enjoyed celebrity hood. The law, indignantly, is bent oncurbing the profession but has been unsuccessful so far. The truth that the elimination of prostitution is not possible […]

Basic Provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005

August 14, 2010

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Basic Provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 contains five chapters and thirty seven sections. This article highlights some of the important provisions which are essential for the nuance understanding of the statute. The basic provisions are simplified here so that a layman faces no difficulties when it comes to grasping the concept of the […]

Stalking: The Phenomenon, Legal Status and Preventive Measures

July 29, 2010

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Stalking: The Phenomenon, Legal Status and Preventive Measures

Stalking is a phenomenon which could turn out to be a frightening experience for any  women. It is common to hear mothers tutoring their young daughters to be wary of strangers who might trail them. Young working women who stay alone in metro cities prove to be soft targets and are prone to be stalked. […]

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