Non-criminalization of marital rape can be seen as a product of the patriarchal norms and ideologies that are still rampant in India.
Insufficiency of the Judiciary in Conducting Rape Trials
The derogatory manner in which the courts deal with rape victims is truly problematic. Stereotypes revolving around how an Indian woman should act are not just prevalent in our society but in our judiciary system as well, especially in matters relating to sexual offences.
Section 377, IPC & the Curious Case of Necrophilia in India
Introduction -Necrophilia Finding little to no recognition in most countries, the bizarre act of Necrophilia means the sexual desire and attraction towards a corpse. A deplorable act in which the perpetrator gets sexual pleasure in having sex with a corpse. With lamentable lust being the absolute motive, Necrophilia is often found to be done by … Continue reading Section 377, IPC & the Curious Case of Necrophilia in India
Sec 7, POCSO & Incorrect Application of Ejusdem Generis
Court did not take into account the exceptions of the principle of ejusdem generis, that it can be applied only as an aid in ascertaining or giving effect to legislative intent.
Victim Centric Reforms in Laws Relating to Sexual Offences
Introduction Sexual offences affect both - the society and the victim; Society, due to the violation of law and causing of imbalances in social equilibrium and the victim, who is the principal harmed, by a violation of autonomy and integrity over their body, property, or others depending on the violence perpetrated. In India crimes that … Continue reading Victim Centric Reforms in Laws Relating to Sexual Offences
Chemical Castration as Punishment: A Strong Deterrent
The paper argues for adopting 'Chemical Castration' as an additional punishment for Rape & serious sexual offences, and emphasises on the validity of such punishment being justifiable on humanitarian grounds and not being mutilative in nature.