Law & Policy

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

In Conversation With Dr. Debarati Halder: The Treatment Of Cyber Crime In India

In Conversation With Dr. Debarati Halder: The Treatment Of Cyber Crime In India

In an interview with Hidden-Pockets, Dr. Debarati Halder talks about personal data leaks on social media and what goes into resolving them.
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Why Is Unsafe Abortion Still A Reality For Millions Of Women In India?

Although abortion is their legal right, there remain certain barriers which prevent women from accessing safe abortion services in India.
Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra’s understanding of religious practices in Ayyappa community is flawed because as she overlooks the role of patriarchy in religion.
Why The Adultery Law Verdict Shows Promise For A More Gender-Sensitive Legal System

Why The Adultery Law Verdict Shows Promise For A More Gender-Sensitive Legal System

The Supreme Court's verdict on the adultery law gives way to hope for more progressive changes in the judicial system that stop patronising women.

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The Sabarimala Verdict Was In Favour Of Women, But Will That Be Enough?

The Sabarimala Verdict Was In Favour Of Women, But Will That Be Enough?

SC's Sabarimala verdict legally allows women's entry into the temple, but will measures to ensure their safety be employed?
Sex Offender's Registry - A Misplaced Danger?

Sex Offender’s Registry – A Misplaced Danger?

The Sex Offenders registry launched recently in India is an ill-conceived action that is aimed at tracking the harm rather than prevention.
Reservation In Home States: Why The SC Judgement Is Against The Spirit Of The Constitution

Reservation In Home States: Why The SC Judgement Is Against The Spirit Of The...

The SC judgement delivers another blow to the rights of marginalised groups in the country who might have benefited from reservation.
Feminist Criminology & Psychiatry: The Leniency Of Law For The ‘Ideal’ Woman

Feminist Criminology & Psychiatry: The Leniency Of Law For The ‘Ideal’ Woman

Feminist criminology rejects the notion of women being too passive to be criminals as it normalises male violence and robs women of their agency.
Our Homophobia Kills: The Gay Panic Defence

Our Homophobia Kills: The Gay Panic Defence

Gay panic defence with the help of the existing homophobia in our country, ensures the further marginalisation of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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HCU Students Strike Back: Our Velivada Shall Stand To Challenge Your Brahmanism

HCU Students Strike Back: Our Velivada Shall Stand To Challenge Your Brahmanism

On 6th January 2019, Mr.Podile Apparao, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad destroyed the portraits of the highly respected and esteemed leaders for Dalits of this country displayed around Velivada.
The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar's 'Brew-mance'

The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar’s ‘Brew-mance’

The 12th episode of Koffee with Karan shows how toxic masculinity, privileged talk, misogyny, sexism, and ignorance is highly normalised in India and Hardik Pandya has become the epitome of it.
Decoding Rahul Gandhi's Recent Sexist Remarks And Its Backlash

Decoding Rahul Gandhi’s Recent Sexist Remarks And Its Backlash

Congress President Rahul Gandhi makes misogynist comments, Prime Minister Modi gives a strong reply whereas his allies refute with patriarchal sexism on Twitter.