Category: Gender and Law

Behind the Guise of ‘Guru’: Sexual Harassment Against Students

By Anonymous Editor’s Note: Gurus, or teachers have always been thought of as the most noble, most selfless beings. They have always been thought of as the candle that burns itself to provide light to its students.  In the recent times, teachers have been in the news for all the […]

Female foeticide

By Gayatri Loomba The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Editor’s note: Female foeticide is the gory practise of sex-selective abortion, which renders the girl child a victim of the highest degree of gender-rooted prejudice. This paper examines the factors leading to the continuance of this practice despite […]

Unionisation of sex workers in India

By Tarunya Shankar Editor’s note: India recently decriminalized prostitution, making the profession legal but retaining brothel ownership as illegal. This afforded protection to women from abuse, social stigma and the paper examines a rising need for unionization of the industry, allowing them a forum in which to voice their grievances. […]

Interest of Hindu Women in Coparcenary Property under Hindu Succession Act, 2005

By Deepali Kumar, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi “Editor’s Note: India has been a patriarchal society where women have been unfairly discriminated against. This was reflected in laws like the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, which did not give women a birth right in the joint family property under Mitakshara coparcenary. The […]