Rape

A feeble no is not a yes in the context of Rape: A question of consent

A feeble no is not a yes in the context of Rape: A question of consent

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code A man is said to commit “rape” who has sexual intercourse with a woman under any of the six following circumstances: Against her will. Without her consent. With her consent, when her consent has been obtained by putting her or any person in whom she is interested in…

‘Right to make Reproductive Choices a facet of Personal Liberty under Art 21’: Kerala HC allows abortion for a 14-year-old rape survivor

‘Right to make Reproductive Choices a facet of Personal Liberty under Art 21’: Kerala HC allows abortion for a 14-year-old rape survivor

The Kerala High court gave the permission to terminate 24-week pregnancy of a minor rape survivor in the State. On the recommendation of the medical board that continuation of the pregnancy would be a threat to both mental and physical health of the minor girl, Justices AK Jayashankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly gave permission…

International Rights Bodies on Nirbhaya Case: Death Penalty a Deterrent Theory

International Rights Bodies on Nirbhaya Case: Death Penalty a Deterrent Theory

About Nirbhaya Case On a December night in Delhi, a girl so-named ‘Nirbhaya’ and her friend were returning after watching a late movie show from a movie theatre, they were waiting for a bus. One of the culprits convinced them to get on an empty bus with tinted windows. They were assaulted by six males,…

Asian Holocaust and Human Rights Violation

Asian Holocaust and Human Rights Violation

During the 1920 Nanjing had a population of 250,000. But during 1930, the city was exceptionally populated with more than one million occupants. This expansion was of Japanese occupation and innumerable refugees escaping to the city from Manchuria and other Chinese territories toward the east of Nanjing. The city of Nanjing was a protected city…

Justice Served to Nirbhaya

Justice Served to Nirbhaya

As Martin Luther King once rightly said, “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” Nirbhaya case, a case that shook the conscience of the entire world, the brutality that one cannot even…

Capital punishment in India

Capital punishment in India

Crime is as old as human civilization. Since time immemorial crime has been with us in different degrees. Every society has a pattern of suitable conduct and some human beings in every society have fallen outside this configuration. It is the reality which we can accept that crime cannot be abolished. Various reasons for the…

Nirbhaya Case: President, SC, Delhi court reject last-minute pleas, execution set for 5:30 am Friday

Nirbhaya Case: President, SC, Delhi court reject last-minute pleas, execution set for 5:30 am Friday

A Delhi court was on Thursday told that no legal remedies of any of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case were pending in any of the courts. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana was informed by the public prosecutor that the second round mercy pleas of two convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh…

Nirbhaya case: Court defers hanging of the 4 death row convicts once again

Nirbhaya case: Court defers hanging of the 4 death row convicts once again

The execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case which was scheduled for today has been deferred by a Delhi Court for the third time in six weeks. The court on March 2, deferred the hanging of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case till further order, pending disposal of convict Pawan…

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

The Supreme Court on 25th February deferred the hearing of the Centre’s plea to separately execute the death sentence of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, to March 5. “List the matters on March 5 at 3 pm,” a three Bench led by Justice R Banumathi said. The apex court had already made it clear…

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Vinay Sharma, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, on Thursday, approached the election commission of India challenging the rejection of his mercy plea. Vinay Sharma challenged the government of Delhi, raising questions on the timing of the rejection of his mercy plea. Advocate A P Singh, Vinay’s Counsel,…