“Expeditiously ‘Fairing’ or Bypassing the Rape Penology through Disha Act”

The Disha Act introduced in Andhra Pradesh assembly soon after the Hyderabad encounter case, was touted by the CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy in an emotional tone as the ultimate deterrent for rapists. The Act provides for an expeditious disposal of rape with even more stricter punishments. The Act with various amendments in the Indian …

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RAPE – A Heinous Crime

Traditionally, rape was regarded as sexual intercourse by a man with a woman against her will or without consent. But now rape can be committed against men, women, children, animals, etc. It is an unlawful sexual intercourse or any different sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of any other person, with or without …

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Sexual Offences against Women: A feminist critique of Indian Law

The Indian Society has always been criticized for following social norms that are patriarchal in nature. This essentially means that the society has always given men the power and right to control the manner in which the society operates. This notion of gender inequality prevalent in the society is antithetical to the fundamental rights guaranteed …

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Gender Neutrality in India

“I am what I am, so take me as I am”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Gender Neutral laws convey that in the eyes of law, all the genders existing should be treated equally, be it by stating orally or in terms of making laws. People often mistakenly use the Gender-Specific and Gender-Neutral laws interchangeably while …

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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.