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Marital Rape: An Oxymoron?

In 1890, Phulmoni, a girl aged 10 years, died. Though death was caused, yet the accused, a 32-year-old man, was held liable for a meagre offence of grievous hurt underĀ  2,567 more words


Section 377-- What is Unnatural?

There have been misbeliefs in the society apropos Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, 1860. The provision is wrongfully construed as only affecting the LGBT community. 2,348 more words


Bhaurao Shankar Lokhande v. State of Maharashtra

AIR 1965 SC 1564

Facts: Bhaurao Shankar Lokhande, appellant No. 1, was married to the complainant Indubai in about 1956. He married Kamlabai in February 1962, during the lifetime of Indubai. 1,050 more words

S. Nagalingam v. Sivagami

(2001) 7 SCC 487

Facts: This appeal is directed against the judgment of the learned Single Judge of the High Court of Madras in Criminal Appeal No. 839 more words

Surajmani Stella Kujur v. Durga Charan Hansdah

AIR 2001 SC 938

Facts: In this appeal the parties are admittedly tribals, the appellant being a Oraon and the respondent a Santhal.

It is submitted that as the respondent has solemnised a second marriage during the subsistence of the first marriage with the appellant, the second marriage being void, the respondent is liable to be prosecuted for the offence punishable under Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code. 702 more words

No life imprisonment beyond 14 years without being considered for remission: Delhi High Court

While hearing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of murder and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life, the Delhi High Court has ruled that the trial courtĀ cannot order an accused to undergo life imprisonment for a certain number of years beyond 14 years without being considered for remission. 154 more words

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Rape laws in India : A Critical Analysis


Rape laws in India are a matter of debate since a long time although after the Delhi rape case incident the debate intensified leading to major changes in Rape laws in India . 1,902 more words