MARITAL RAPE: GROUND REALITY OF CONTEMPORARY INDIA

By Anshika Prakash Legal Intern, H.K. Law Offices The semantic understanding of Rape is, non-consensual or forced intercourse with someone but different perspectives push through when you consider the act of rape in the setting of a marriage in India. In a country that considers marriage a sacred institution, marital rape not only becomes hotlyContinue reading “MARITAL RAPE: GROUND REALITY OF CONTEMPORARY INDIA”

STATUS & RIGHTS OF SECOND WIFE IN INDIA

BY PALAK MATHUR LEGAL INTERN, H.K. LAW OFFICES INTRODUCTION A second marriage, if the first marriage exists at the time, is considered illegal and the relationship that exists between the couple because of the second marriage also holds no value or validity in the eyes of the law. Although the legal provisions made in thisContinue reading “STATUS & RIGHTS OF SECOND WIFE IN INDIA”

SECTION 498A IPC- A WEAPON RATHER THAN A SHIELD OF A DISGRUNTLED WIFE

BY SUCHI CHATURVEDI ASSOCIATE, H.K. LAW OFFICES What is Section 498A Indian Penal Code? 498A-Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.  Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extendContinue reading “SECTION 498A IPC- A WEAPON RATHER THAN A SHIELD OF A DISGRUNTLED WIFE”

“Unbecoming of Indian Woman to sleep after Rape” Observed by the Hon’ble Karnataka High Court- A Misogynistic Bizarre Or Face of Women Empowerment?

The Karnataka High Court gave the eye-catching unbelievable statement in the Rakesh B V. State of Karnataka.  The High Court granted the anticipatory bail to the rape accused stating that it was ‘unbecoming of an Indian woman to sleep after being raped’. This was the conclusion deduced by Justice Krishna S Dixit after the victim’sContinue reading ““Unbecoming of Indian Woman to sleep after Rape” Observed by the Hon’ble Karnataka High Court- A Misogynistic Bizarre Or Face of Women Empowerment?”