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Marital Rape: Showing the Deep Rooted Patriarchy

Marital Rape

After 72 years of independence of India, India is a country where we don’t have Uniform Civil Code, gender parity, and women in our society are still suffering from domestic violence such as brides being sold, child marriages, female foeticide, etc. Under section 375 of IPC that defines RAPE in which it includes non-consensual intercourse …

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Compensation for Victims of Wrongful Prosecution

Wrongful conviction/ detainment also referred to as a miscarriage of justice is when a person is convicted and sometimes even punished for the offenses they did not even commit. False confessions by psychologically vulnerable defendants are one of the main reasons for wrongful convictions. Other causes for wrongful conviction are false forensic evidence, negligence, fraud, …

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Culpable Homicide and Murder

All murders are culpable homicide but all culpable homicides are not murder. Culpable homicide is the genus and murder is the specie. The real difference between both of them is only the difference in the degree of intention or knowledge. If the degree of intention and knowledge is greater, the case will fall under murder …

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Cruelty and Wife Beating in India: A Legal Analysis

The Concept of cruelty is described in many ways such as animal cruelty and spouse cruelty, etc. In 1990s, the World Health Organization stated that “Violence against women causes more deaths and disability than many diseases put together and violence against women is a common phenomenon in Indian society.”[1] In India, there are legal provisions …

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Om Parkash V. The State Of Punjab  : Case Analysis

The present case is an appeal through Special Leave Petition filed against the conviction order passed by the Punjab High Court under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. Equivalent citation: AIR1961SC1782 Facts  The conviction order was based on the following facts: Bimla Devi and Om Parkash (the appellant) were married in October 1951. …

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Reforms for Hate Speech Laws in India

In an ideal democratic form of governance, differences in opinion are always respected, and critics and contradicting views keep the dynamic culture rolling. Democracy flourishes when public dissent is allowed to be shared, and all different voices are brought to a standard minimum acceptable point. For the last seventy-five years, India has proven to be …

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Capital Punishment For the Offence of Rape

Rape is a sexual assault which usually involves sexual intercourse or another type of sexual penetration by the accused against the consent of the victim. In ancient times, rape was considered a weapon of war[1]. Women were raped by the soldiers of the enemy’s army and were sometimes raped by HIV positive men. Sexual slavery and systematic rape were declared crimes against women by the UN in 1993.