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 […]
The PVCHR is mainly focused on the problem of patriarchal attitudes, which are reinforced by caste, communal and class inequalities or perpetrated by the state. Here, there is a potential for sexual violence inflicted as a part of an assault by a dominant community as in a caste attack or communal riot; or when sexual […]
In 1972, a tribal girl of 14-16 years, stated she was rape by two police officers in Maharashtra, India. After a two-finger-test and other evidence it was, however, declared that the intercourse must have been consensual and there were no sentences imposed on the police officers. Tuka_Ram_And_Anr_vs_State_Of_Maharashtra_on_15_September,_1978-1
Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1960 This is an introduction to the history and evolution of what is now known as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958). It discusses the provisions of the act and outlines the definitions used with the Act.
This Supreme Court File of 1989 documents the case of Suman Rani. The prosecutrix Suman Rani stated that Ravi Shankar abducated and raped her and two more men raped her as well in 1984. It was impossible to prove whether she was below 18 years of age. It was hold that she consensually had sex […]