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Bera Murder Appeal Partly Allowed

Bera Murder Appeal Partly Allowed By Vijay Panjwani, Advocate. Thursday May 3, 2012. The murder appeal raised important issues: (i)           of excessive incarceration than maximum permissible under  which accused appellants finally convicted by Supreme Court . (ii)          indiscriminate use of Section 302 IPC prescribing capital sentence rather than 304-B IPC in a case of dowry […]

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Women's rights

Debunking the “Misuse of Dowry Act” misogynist bandwagon

There is this group of men and women on the internet who seem to have a deep and abiding contempt for the Section 498A of the IPC – the Dowry Act. This section of people seem to see the Dowry Act as a weapon evil women use against men. They find nothing illogical in the […]

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Women's rights

Diyar government, a laundry list for human rights

Here are things I need done. Kindly do the needful. Quit aping the west on the dehumanization, and instead copy the concept of safe houses. You can’t do shit for women unless you can offer those in trouble a safe place to stay. Have special courts for women’s rights abuse. Setting them up will be […]

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Women's rights

On free men and brutes

I wrote this post quite a few times, totally different each time, and finally decided to scrap it all to simply state my bottom line. There is a lot of gender inequality in the world. Women are often victimized for being women. There is high and increasing incidence of violent crimes like rapes, murders, acid […]

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Shy smile of a bride in a Hindu wedding by kunjan detroja
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Women's rights

Ideas to destroy the practice of Dowry in India

More needs to be done to reduce the risk of harm to women because of the practice of dowry. A proactive approach would go a long way toward preventing dowry related crimes.

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