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.

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.

खबर अच्छी है : सबरीमाला मंदिर में महिलाओं के प्रवेश का फ़ैसला और पितृसत्ता...

सबरीमाला मन्दिर में महिलाओं के प्रवेश पर सदियों से लगे प्रतिबन्ध को सुप्रीम कोर्ट की 5 सदस्यीय संवैधानिक पीठ ने 4:1 के बहुमत से हटाने के हक में फैसला सुनाया|
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.
A Win, With A Long Road Ahead: The Supreme Court Repeals Section 377

A Win, With A Long Road Ahead: The Supreme Court Repeals Section 377

On the afternoon of September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, almost 160 years after the law came into being in colonial India.
Patriarchy And The Indian Jails: The Plight Of Female Prisoners In India

Patriarchy And The Indian Jails: The Plight Of Female Prisoners In India

Female prisoners in India face more obstacles within this prison system than their male counterparts who have access to certain resources.
No Aadhaar, No Food: The Compulsion To Link Aadhaar With Ration Cards Has Costed Many Lives

No Aadhaar, No Food: The Compulsion To Link Aadhaar With Ration Cards Has Costed...

The Government's year old directive to link Aadhaar with ration cards has lead to prolonged hunger and untimely deaths.

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Indian Scientists Protest Against The Pseudo-Science Propagated by Indian Science Congress

Indian Scientists Protest Against The Pseudo-Science Propagated by Indian Science Congress

Scientists across the country took to the streets to protest for an end to presentations at the Indian Science Congress that promote unscientific personal beliefs.

Why Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s #MeToo Episode Was Perfect In Its Portrayal

It was incredibly refreshing to see the #MeToo movement portrayed on Brooklyn Nine-Nine with such honesty.
Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.