Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicSection 375

Topic: section 375

If it’s rape, problematic to exclude it from punishment because of marriage, Delhi HC observes

A special bench is hearing a plea challenging IPC exception to marital rape. Amicus Rajasekhar Rao submits that law violates constitutional right to equality, life and liberty.

Punjab & Haryana HC rules ‘no rape’ due to lack of injury, goes against established law

Punjab & Haryana High Court upheld a lower court’s acquittal of 4 men accused of raping a woman, saying lack of injury was a sign of consent.

Section 375 a gripping take on law vs justice, but features a ‘men are victims too’ tone

Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha do a great job in this courtroom drama but the movie does a disservice to women.

NGO claims existing anti-rape law is not gender neutral, files plea in Supreme Court

It says Section 375 of IPC does not take into account sexual assault inflicted on men and transgender people.

Hindu scriptures don’t sanction marital rape and it’s time the law catches up

Our culture, in its pristine glory, celebrates the exercise of choice by a woman in matters of selection of partner as well as sexual autonomy.

Don’t be a rape apologist. Marital rape is rape

The definition of rape in India is still looked at through the lens of a woman’s marital status. If you oppose criminalising marital rape, you are a rape apologist.

On Camera

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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