Category: Gender and Law

Same-Sex Marriages In India

By Ananya Khanna, Symbiosis Law School, Pune “EDITOR’S NOTE:- Same-sex relationships have had a chequered history with Indian Courts. The Delhi High Court’s landmark judgement in the Naz Foundation lead the policy-makers to question the pragmatism and rationale behind Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. While several factions vociferously […]

Marriage Under Muslim Law

Editor’s Note: The Arabic term ‘nikah’ is used to describe marriage is transliterated into “the Union of Sexes” and under this Arabic term, marriage became a civil contract in Muslim Law, as intended by the Prophet Mohammed. It has since become one of the most sacrosanct social institutions known to Man, […]

Sexual Harassment At The Workplace

`By Aarti Goyal, UILS Chandigarh Editor’s Note: Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world—in urban and rural areas, in developed and developing countries. Before 1997, women experiencing sexual harassment at workplace had to lodge a complaint […]

Sexual Harassment: Breaking the Wall of Silence

By Akshya, USLLS Editor’s Note: This paper begins by discussing the landmark Visakha case and later analyses the changes that the judgment brought in. There is also a brief discussion on Justice J.S Verma Committee Report and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The […]