Vrinda Grover first criticizes that women’s groups were not further included in the work on the report. However, she goes on with a long list of issues like harassment of women at their workplace, the inclusion of marital rape, the expansion of definition of sexual assault, which is more gender neutral, the keeping of the […]
Here, helplines , help centers , shelters, trainings in self-defense and sexual education are demanded as a way to act preventing. Further overcrowded infrastructure and similar situations need to be avoided. Also, matters of marital and mass sexual violence must finally be acknowledged by law. Last, but not least, it is stated that extreme penalties […]
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties addresses the fact that only law and punishment will not lead to an improved situation with regard to women’s safety. Hereby, they especially the reject the imposition of the death penalty and chemical castration. Moreover, structural issues need to be discussed and the overall definition of sexual assault needs […]
The student association addresses problems of the existing definition of penetrative sexual assault; the characterization of free consent and the issue of passive submission. Also they focus on definitions of particular terms in the context of sexual assault; the urgent need to rework the law relating to non-penetrative sexual offences; and sentencing and punishment, covering […]
WRAG, a non-profit organisation from Mumbai is bringing up issues of ‘strong law’ and stringent punishment, including support for a capital punishment and chemical castration. All of the mentioned is rejected by them as they would not lead to structural change and therefore prevention. Still, they suggest Amendments in law, more transparency, more accountability of […]
JVC Report – Chapter 9 – SEntencing and Punishment In the ninth chapter of the report, the committee is dealing with the problem on how to sentence sexual violence. It starts off by discussing the widespread fear of too low punishment for rapists, which leads to an analysis of life imprisonment and the death […]
State Vs. Nandan (Judgement – chemical castration) 2011 Court Case in Delhi against Nandan, who raped and threatened a six-year old girl. The Judge sentenced several prison terms inclusing rigrous life imprisonment. Furthermore, he suggested a new law, which allows castration in cases like this.
2011 court case of the state of Delhi against Dinesh Yadav, who raped his stepdaughter over a period of four years, while threatening the girl and her mother to kill them. The judge imposed a prison term of 10 years and recommended the creation of a new law, which allows surgical or chemical castration as […]