Background: On June 10, 2019, a doctor and an intern were seriously assaulted by the relatives of a deceased patient, who alleged medical negligence on the part of the healthcare staff, at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. This … Continue reading Violence against Doctors: Will Stricter Laws be Enough?
While Indian rape laws have been amended several times, most notably after the infamous Tukaram v. State of Maharashtra, and more recently after the Delhi gang-rape in 2012, one particularly contemptible colonial vestige has managed to survive these amendments. This … Continue reading Analysing the Constitutionality of the Marital Rape Exception under IPC
The recent judgement by the Supreme Court in the case of Shakti Vahini vs Union of India comes with an air of finality on the proposition which has lingered over for long. The NGO had approached the court to seek … Continue reading What will prevail: The Fundamental Right to choose a Life Partner or Honour Killing?
From time immemorial, married women in India have been defencelessly enduring cruelty and domestic violence at the hands of men. Cruelty against women was difficult to prove and to make it worse, there was no specific law aiming to safeguard … Continue reading A dismal setback to sec. 498A IPC
“Life is a precious gift, don’t waste it on drugs“; “Say ‘no’ to drugs and ‘yes’ to life”; “drug abuse is life abuse”; “born free, live free”. These are some of the messages which are delivered by the by the … Continue reading Drug laws in India
In the era of globalization, modernization, and rationalization, one thing which is most applauded about is women empowerment. International leaders, celebrities, politicians, youth, and even the laymen talk about the blurring gap between men and women and uplifting women, not … Continue reading Pride and Dignity: Women at workplace