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Observer Desk

Posted on 11.10.17 by

Child Marriage and Marital Rape Verdict: Marital Rape Exception in IPC not to apply where wife below 18.

A 2 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court delivering its verdict in Independent Thought vs. Union of India, on 11.10.2017 has held that Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, the provision that defines the offence of rape, which states that “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 05.10.17 by

Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 8 Arguments

On 05.10.2017 the Supreme Court heard arguments on the 8th day of the Azam Khan case regarding the right to freedom of speech and expression. Mr Salve and Mr Nariman argued that in India there was no legislation in the nature of a Civil Rights Act by which citizens might enforce fundamental rights against private parties. Article 19(2)… Read More

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Posted on 05.10.17 by

Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 1 – 7 Arguments

On 29th July 2016, a young girl and her mother were allegedly gang-raped on National Highway 91, while passing through Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. When the victim filed a complaint, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan made a statement terming it a ‘political conspiracy against the Uttar Pradesh Government’. The victims approached the Supreme Court and filed a writ petition… Read More

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Posted on 07.09.17 by

Child Marriage and Marital Rape Exception in IPC: Day 3 Arguments (UoI)

On 06.09.2017, the third day of the hearing, Mr. Rana Mukherjee appearing for the Union of India presented his arguments before the Court hearing the limited challenge to Exception 2 to S. 375 of the IPC in  Independent Thought vs. Union of India. Mr. Mukherjee’s arguments were three fold relying primarily on Parliamentary Committee reports and Law Commission… Read More