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Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading

Marital rape is a problem. Section 377 is not the solution.

Judge Kamini Lau has ruled that a victim of marital sexual abuse should be treated as a rape survivor. The court denied bail to a man accused of sodomizing his pregnant wife. Read More

Report abuse, now

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) provides various remedies for women who are subjected to physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence. The legislation provides for support to victims of domestic violence by providing for shelter homes,

Rights: Access to medicines resolution adopted

New Delhi, 15 Jul (K. M. Gopakumar) — The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on access to medicines despite opposition from the United States and the European Union. This was at the 23rd session of the

Glivec ruling: Putting patients before profits

Supreme Court’s verdict on Glivec benefits not just millions in India, but across the developing world Anand Grover Novartis’s assertions that the ruling will affect investment or future innovations have been belied time and again, including at the World Health

When consent is key

22 February 2013, New Delhi, Tripti Tandon Non-consensual acts in a commercial context amount to rape: no second opinion about it! ‘When I say I didn’t consent to sex, they say you can’t be raped. But when I say I

Indira Jaising’s TOI article – Blind to what, Your Honour?

Of all the promises made in the Constitution, the most important are the promises of the ‘right to life’, the ‘right to dignity’, the ‘right to personal liberty’ and the ‘right to bodily integrity and health’. However these promises are

Our Comments on the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012

The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012. Lawyers Collective welcomes certain changes proposed in the Bill like widening the definition of sexual assault to include non-penile penetration and inclusion of offences like acid