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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 23.09.17 by

Cow Vigilantism Case – Day 5 Arguments (Indira Jaising and Kapil Sibal)

The bench, comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, began the day’s hearing by monitoring compliance with the orders issued in the previous hearing – namely that State Governments appoint nodal officers to monitor prevention and punishment of cow vigilantism. The hearing commenced with Ms Indira Jaising, representing the petitioner Tushar Gandhi, observing… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 12.09.17 by

Cow Vigilantism Case – Day 1, 2, 3 Arguments

A 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments on the Cow Vigilantism case about the growing number of violent incidents by cow vigilantes. The legal challenge specifically pertains to cow protection legislations of some states which seem to provide immunity to these cow vigilantes acting in “good faith”.  The Bench included… Read More

Observer Desk

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