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Legal Rights

  This section will decode laws on women, LGBT and other marginalized communities in the form of articles, FAQs and poster series.

Indecent Representation Of Women Or Body Policing?

Analysing The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Bill 2012

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act reinforces the idea that expressions of women's sexuality would amount to obscenity.
Why Is Calling Rapists Monsters Problematic? | Feminism in India

The Problem With The ‘Monster’ Theory Of Rape

The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."
4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

Our lawmakers need feminist resolutions to implement these feminist laws in 2017!
The Disability Bill 2014 Is Now An Act - How Far Have We Come Since 1995?

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Bill, 2014 Is Now An Act – How...

The Disability Bill 2014 was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 16, 2016 and awaits Presidential assent before it is formally enacted as Law.
iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

The difficulty in finding an emergency contraceptive pill in Chennai is a topic that has reared its head in sporadic intervals over the last 3 years amongst fringe media outlets in the country. There is much confusion over whether these pills are officially banned, or just "out of stock", as the pharmacists are fond of saying.
Another Cyber Cell Established In Noida, But Will That Help?

Another Cyber Cell Established In Noida, But Will That Help?

With the rise of cyber crimes, pronouncement of cyber cells in cities seem like a next feasible step. In India, there are 10 cyber cells.
How To Report Cyber Crimes in India?

How To Report Cyber Crimes In India?

A step by step guide on how to report cyber crimes in India to the law enforcement agencies as well as to the social media platforms.
Your Handy Guide To Cyber Laws In India

Your Handy Guide To Cyber Laws In India

Although a comprehensive regulatory framework with regard to laws governing the cyber space, particularly such acts is yet to be framed, there exists certain legal provisions under various Statutes which can come in aid of a person who is a victim of cyber violence.
Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

The Mental Health Bill 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha and is scheduled to be debated soon in the Rajya Sabha.
Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005

Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, instituted in 2005, is a legislation aimed at protecting women from violence in domestic relationships.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha was banned for being displaying lady-oriented fantasies. Now is a good time to revisit the CBFC Chairman's films of yore.
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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.