Juxtaposing the Hathras, Khairlanji and Bilkis Bano cases against the 2012 Nirbhaya case shows that the thinking of the judiciary often depends on the social status of the victim.
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Supreme Court Dismisses Petitions to Postpone NEET PG
The petitions were filed by candidates who said they do not have sufficient time to prepare for the exam because their internships are ongoing.
Why Siddique Kappan’s Pledge To Fight Against Draconian Laws Is Important for Journalism
Laws such as UAPA have not only been used to criminalise journalist but also to create a chilling effect on journalists.
Why BJP’s Celebration of SC’s Demonetisation Judgment Is Bizarre
The government giving a political twist to the ruling betrays anxiety about the desirability of the demonetisation exercise in 2016.
Inequality at the Bar: Making the Indian Bar More Accepting of Women Lawyers
The recently concluded Delhi High Court Bar Association election serves as a grim reminder of the fact that the Bar has been slow to accept women lawyers.
‘Glaring Lapses in Probe’: SC Acquits 3 Men Sentenced to Death for Brutal Gang-Rape, Murder of Teen
The apex court bench likened the trial court's role to that of a "passive umpire's". The young woman's father has expressed disappointment with the verdict and said the system …
‘Woman’s Testimony Doesn’t Depend on Her Sexual History’: SC Decries ‘Two-Finger’ Test
In 2013, the Supreme Court had ruled that conducting the two-finger test was 'unconstitutional.' This time, it has asked the Union health ministry to ensure that survivors are no …
Women, Irrespective of Marital Status, Entitled to Safe and Legal Abortions: SC
'If Rule 3B(c) [of the MTP Act] is understood as only for married women, it would perpetuate the stereotype that only married women indulge in sexual activities.'
‘Domestic, Unmarried Partnerships or Queer Relationships’ Make a Family: SC
The SC's observations are significant as activists have been raising the issue of recognising LGBTQIA+ marriages and civil unions as well as allowing live-in couples to adopt after the …