Anjali Agarwal* When I searched for the status of marital rape in India, the first link that popped up had content that was both bizarre as well as mind wobbling – ‘It says Section 375 of IPC considers the forced sex in marriages as a crime only when the wife is below age 15’. It … Continue reading To Indian women: ‘think before you marry’ – by section 375 exception 2 of IPC
By Shrey Banka* While the entire nation went into a lockdown on March 25, 2020 in a fight against the novel coronavirus, not many could have foreseen that the lockdown would lead to a “shadow pandemic”. As per a recent report by India’s National Commission for Women (NCW), 587 domestic violence complaints had been lodged … Continue reading Domestic violence in India: Has anything changed?
By Abhishek Tajbije* On June 21, 2005, the Right to Information Act was notified in India's Gazette, and its implementation started on October 12, 2005. As per rti.gov.in, the objectives of the Right to Information Act are to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the government, contain corruption, and make … Continue reading RTI Act far away from its objectives: Multifold, core issues remain unresolved
Part two of the article (click here for part one) by Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) legal experts who have been working with victims of caste atrocities– Gayatri Suman, Shobharam Gilhare, Divya Jaiswal, Hemlata Pradhan, Rajendra Kumar Banjare, and Tendon Kumar Sahu – based on a larger study on the implementation of the the Scheduled Castes and … Continue reading Hathras and anti-atrocities Act: Why will instances of out of court settlement increase
Even as lakhs of people take to streets demanding justice for Manisha Valmiki, legal experts of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) -- Gayatri Suman, Shobharam Gilhare, Divya Jaiswal, Hemlata Pradhan, Rajendra Kumar Banjare and Tendon Kumar Sahu* -- shed light on some critical challenges faced by grassroots lawyers in using the Scheduled Castes and … Continue reading Hathras: Why do promises of progressive amendments to Atrocities Act remain unfulfilled
Nikita Kaushik, Zheva Kaushik “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” -- Harold. S. Hulbert, Child Psychiatrist We all know that children are the real assets of any Nation. That being said, all children must be provided with a safe and healthy environment for them to become ideal citizens of our country. … Continue reading Challenges in implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in true letter and spirit
By Venkatesh Nayak* I am sharing with you a copy of the representation I have recently submitted along with renowned academic and public intellectual - Prof. Jagdeep Chhokar, to The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India with cc to The Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, urging the initiation of appropriate … Continue reading Representation initiate proceedings against Sudarshan TV under the Companies Act, 2013