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February 23 2022
The violence against women continues: How does Indian law punish Rape?
Trigger Warning: This explainer contains information on physical violence and sexual violence which some readers may find disturbing. An eight-year-old girl was thrown into a dry well after being allegedly raped and strangled to death by unidentified men in the Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan. The accused abducted the girl from her house while she […]
March 02 2022
Court recognises the danger to women living in dowry-matrimonial homes
The Kerala High Court, while dismissing an anticipatory bail plea, noted that ‘matrimonial homes have become the most dangerous place to live for women and the number of cases being reported in our country is alarming’. What is dowry? Dowry is any property or valuable legal document which someone gives to the other party […]
February 27 2022
Did you know: Even in-laws who don’t live with a woman are responsible in cases of dowry death
The Madras High Court has said that a woman’s in-laws cannot escape punishment for dowry death if they influence their son to get dowry, even if they live separately from their son and the victim. What is dowry? Dowry is any marriage-related property or valuable legal document which someone gives to the other […]
March 04 2022
What actions are considered as domestic violence under the law?
Dismissing a domestic violence complaint filed by a woman against her ex-husband, the Bombay High Court has held that merely getting remarried after a divorce is not an act of domestic violence under the law. What are the forms of abuse under domestic violence? Domestic violence can include: Physical abuse – Any act or […]
February 26 2022
Who are the authorities implementing the law against workplace sexual harassment?
The Maharashtra Government has appointed authorities under the workplace sexual harassment law, more than seven years after it came into force. In this context, let us look at why these authorities are important. Which authorities can you approach against workplace sexual harassment? Internal Committee: Every employer employing at least ten workers at a workplace […]