This legal resource group demands for a more encompassing definition of sexual assault and a specific discussion on the issue of same-sex sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. Also they specifically explore the topics of acid attacks, vocabulary used in law, marital rape and age of consent. Further, they deliver recommendations on reparations and rehabilitation, […]
The Hazard Center demands for encompassing legal and police reforms. Especially, identity-based asexual violence is addressed here. Moreover, also aggravated sexual violence and acid attacks are hereby stressed and better legal persecution. In terms of evidence, neither the two-finger test, nor the morality of the victim should be included according to the center. However, besides […]
First, the collective of numerous individuals and organizations based in Delhi, demands for a more encompassing definition, which further includes all gender groups. Further, they stress the role of sexual assault during sectarian violence, custodial violence, sexual violence committed by security forces and sexual violence towards physically and mentally disabled people. Also they recommend explicit […]
Among the points that alliance of women’s groups from Gujarat raise the question of the definition of rape and demand for a more broad and encompassing one and call it sexual assault. Also they stress the role of marital rape here, but also they problematize outdated wording in general . Further, they demand gender specific […]
Here the committee collected amendments to the Criminal Law Bill of Sexual assault and their proposed changes. Especially a more encompassing idea of sexual assault and sentencing is discussed, but also the cases of acid attacks, voyeurism and stalking. JVR Report – Appendices 4,5,6 – Reforms
As the answer to the 2006 petition, filed by Laxmi – a victim of acid attacks- the Indian Commission for Law suggests the inclusion of acid attacks as a specific offense in the Indian Penal Code and a law for Compensation for Victims of Crime. They justify their actions by the growing number of acid […]
167th Report of Standing Committee on Home Affairs – The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2012 Following the recommendation of the Indian Law Commission, the ‘rape laws’ of India got revisited. The word rape is replaced by sexual assault and further there is a specific new law on acid attacks. Last, but not least, it got […]
Criminal Law (Amendent) Bill, 2012 The Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2012 outlines amendments to and insertions into to the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.