MARITAL RAPE

  • Cabinet likely to discuss new anti-rape law today March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet is likely to take up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus has eluded the government specifically on clauses relating to the use of the term 'rape', voyeurism, and reducing the age...
  • Fear in criminal minds can only be created through time-bound disposal of rape cases: Gul Panag March 11, 2013

    Is the govt sponsored anti-rape Bill good enough? Activist and former Miss India Gul Panag joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It may or may not be good. But it is a start. People should strive to make it more efficient in the times to come. What...
  • Structured protests along with change implemented by the state is the way forward: Jasmeen Patheja March 7, 2013

    Why is the govt dismissive of marital rape? Women's rights activist and founder of Blank Noise Jasmeen Patheja joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Given our patriarchal systems and mind-sets that exist - dowry, goonghat, bangles, nose-rings et al (vis-a-vis NO symbol at all to show...
  • We must revisit our notions of rape, marriage and sexual relations: Mihira Sood March 6, 2013

    Why is the government not willing to include marital rape in the new anti-rape Bill? Advocate Mihira Sood joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Mihira, Do you think that people will misuse the marital rape if it gets included in the Anti rape bill? Asked by:...
  • Govt may bring back the word rape in new Bill March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to finalise tough new laws on crimes against women with a new Criminal Law Amendment Bill this Thursday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the age of consent for sex is likely to be reduced from 18 to 16 as suggested by the Justice Verma...
  • Govt to reduce age of consent for sex from 18 to 16, say sources March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is reportedly finalising the changes to the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and sources say that it has decided to lower the age of consent for sex from 18 years to 16 years. Also, acid attack and stalking will be considered sexual crimes, the sources said. Sources...
  • The quest for gender equity is compromised by not criminalising marital rape: Sucheta De March 4, 2013

    Women's rights activist Sucheta De shared her perspective on how the parliamentary panel's support to the govt on the decision to leave marital rape out of the legal framework will affect the quest for gender equity. Q. My wife who stayed with me for 5 weeks (including 3 weeks of honeymoon)...
  • Inclusion of marital rape in ordinance important for women's rights: Ranjana Kumari February 7, 2013

    How important and relevant is inclusion of marital rape in the govt ordinance? Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What will be left in a relationship if a wife files rape case against her husband? It will lead to...
  • Exclusion of marital rape from the govt ordinance denies a woman's autonomy over her own body: Sucheta De February 6, 2013

    How does the exclusion of marital rape from the govt ordinance impede the women's rights movement in India? All India Students' Association's National secretary Sucheta De joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The purpose of law is to act as a deterrent to...
  • Government should ensure that we have a Verma Ordinance rather than a Zero Ordinance: Binalakshmi Nepram February 6, 2013

    Is exclusion of the marital rape clause from the govt ordinance acceptable? Civil rights activist Binalakshmi Nepram joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is exclusion of the marital rape clause from the govt ordinance acceptable? Asked by: Mary A. Women's groups have demanded the...
  • FTN: Does the Indian society still not recognise the sexual rights of wives? February 5, 2013

    The Verma committee report on women's safety made the recommendations that marital rape should be an offence. ...
  • State of The Nation: Are the prevailing mindsets in our society biased against modern women? January 24, 2013

    In the State Of The Nation survey on safety of women as part of CNNIBN's Agenda for Change, the majority says that a woman who is raped is not only ruined for life but also that women should abide by a certain dress code in public. ...
  • The Last Word: How do political parties respond to Justice Verma report? January 24, 2013

    In a detailed and scathing report the 3member Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases. ...
  • Rape victims are ruined for life, feels India January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In the State Of The Nation survey on safety of women as part of CNNIBN's Agenda for Change, the majority says that a woman who is raped is not only ruined for life but also that women should abide by a certain dress code in public. More than...
  • Agenda For Change: Has the Verma panel attacked the heart of patriarchy in India? January 23, 2013

    In a detailed and scathing report the Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 23, 2013

    Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases....
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Gopal Subramaniam January 23, 2013

    A month after the brutal Delhi gangrape and murder, the Justice Verma Committee submitted its recommendations to check crimes against women on Wednesday. The report has suggested changes in an entire gamut of laws to bring speedier justice for crimes against women. ...
  • Justice Verma panel rejects chemical castration for rapists January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Justice JS Verma Committee rejected the suggestion of chemical castration of rapists as it considered handing down such a punishment would violate human rights and that mutilation of the body is not permitted under the Constitution. "We note that it would be unconstitutional and inconsistent with basic...
  • Law enforcement shouldn't be tools of politicians: Justice Verma January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a detailed and scathing report the threemember Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to deal with crime against women particularly rape...
  • First Cut: 'Mittal vs Mittal' is relevant March 26, 2010

    Quite a few films have dealt with marital rape in India Daman, Provoked (though in English) and Matrubhoomi to name a few. Karan Razdan's film, Mittal v/s Mittal, deals with a particular case involving Karan Mittal (Rohit Roy) and Mitali Mittal (Rituparna Sengupta). Karan is a rich Casanova businessman who...
  • Afghan women protest marital rape law April 17, 2009

    Kabul: Hundreds of women take to the streets in Kabul in rival demonstrations. Some are for and some are against a controversial Shiite family law that critics say legalizes marital rape. It is a protest some see as a sign of progress. Nato's Captain Mark Durkin of the British Royal Navy...
  • Afghan marital rape law a political ploy April 4, 2009

    Kabul: Afghanistan legalised marital rape after President Hamid Karzai signed a bill in March. The law is apparently to appease the country's Shia minority, months ahead of the presidential election. Women in Afghanistan always had very few of the rights enjoyed by men but now now some of them may have...