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February 24 2022
5 Rights that are part of Your Right to Life
The Delhi High Court has confirmed that every individual has a right to access to drinking water of a quantity and quality equal to their basic needs. The Court held that it is a settled legal position that right to access to drinking water is fundamental to life, and the Government has a duty under […]
February 27 2022
Did you know that many rights form part of your Right to Life?
The Kerala High Court has said that every citizen has the right to a safe road as part of the constitutional right to freedom of movement (Article 19(1)(d)) and the right to life (Article 21). The Court said the Government must try to remove obstacles causing threat and danger to road safety as soon as […]
March 05 2022
What are rights of rape survivors in India?
Trigger Warning: This post contains information about physical and sexual abuse which some readers may find disturbing. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued a show-cause notice to a trial court for disclosing the name of a rape victim in its verdict. What is rape? Rape is the crime that occurs when a man has […]
March 04 2022
How does Indian law punish rape?
Trigger Warning: This explainer contains information on physical violence and sexual violence which some readers may find disturbing. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has confirmed the death sentence as punishment for two men held guilty of gang raping an eight year old girl. Which law punishes rape in India? The law on […]
March 05 2022
Is marital rape a crime in India?
Trigger Warning: This post contains information about physical and sexual abuse which some readers may find disturbing. The Gujarat High Court acquitted a man accused of raping his wife who was a minor. It stated that non-interference in the matter would be a safer option for the wife. Which law punishes rape in India? The […]
February 26 2022
Special medical boards for abortion in rape cases: The need of the hour
Trigger Warning: This post contains information on physical violence and sexual violence which some readers may find disturbing. The Supreme Court has asked for the Government’s response on setting up special medical boards in all districts to handle abortions for rape survivors. The Court said that a pregnant survivor should know her legal rights […]
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 06 2022
Can you file a complaint when the police harass you?
The Delhi High Court condemned the Delhi Police for conducting an illegal raid at 2.30 in the morning. It issued directions for the same. What is police harassment? Police harassment is when a police officer goes beyond their assigned duties to take advantage of a citizen in their official capacity. This can take many forms, […]
February 26 2022
Can you get protection if you file a criminal complaint or witness a crime?
The survivor in the alleged rape case against former Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has written to the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice seeking protection for her life and safety. She asked the Court to take note of the threat she is facing, claiming that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case is acting in […]