Introduction Under Section 375 IPC[i], Rape has been defined as certain sexual acts when committed on a female, under any of the circumstances mentioned under Section 375 IPC. If you read the section it will be very clear that there … Continue reading Drawing the line between Active and Deliberate Consent and No Consent in cases of Sexual Intercourse on Promise of Marriage
In today’s society you will find many couples desperate to annul (putting an end) their marriage on the basis that it had not been consummated. Britney Spears hit the headlines a few years back for annulling her Vegas wedding on … Continue reading Consummation of Marriage, Not as easy as you think: Analyzing Non-consummation as a ground to annul Marriage
“The study of inequality” should be concerned with power at its extremities, in its ultimate destinations, with those points where it becomes capillary.” M. FOUCAULT The existence of marital exemption in today’s laws indicates an acceptance of the archaic power … Continue reading Re-examining the Marital Rape Exemption
INTRODUCTION Women’s legal age to marry has always been a matter of great concern in India over the past few decades. After the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950, the Child Marriage Act has undergone various modifications. Since 1978, … Continue reading “Marry me later” – On the proposed marriageable age for Indian women
In a recent progressive judgment, the Supreme Court of Costa Rica has legalized same-sex marriages. This decision can be perceived as a model for social inclusion which caters to the needs and desires of the sexual minorities. It has the … Continue reading Can India Draw a Parallel from Costa Rica’s Affirmation on Marriage Equality?
The Supreme Court of India on March 22, 2017, made a mark in history by declaring the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional by 3:2 majority. The court said that it violates the fundamental rights of Muslim women as it … Continue reading A case for a BAN ON POLYGAMY in India after the Landmark Triple Talaq Judgement