Tag Archives: Women

Personal Law in India. Uniform Civil Code, Triple Talaq, Shah Bano Case

The ban on triple talaq, and calls for a uniform civil code have brought the personal law again into the headlines. Personal law in India is religion specific and has a long history beginning in the British Raj. Its evolution is marked by a struggle between modernism and orthodoxy, as exemplified by the Shah Bano Case. Let us see what personal laws are, their salient features, and the issues of Uniform Civil Code, and Triple Talaq, and the landmark Shah Bano Case.

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Rape Crimes in India – laws, death penalty, gender justice

As per NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) data 2016, incidents of rape against women have risen far more sharply as compared to a rise in other crimes against women. Though this surge in numbers may have partly been caused by increased reporting due to rising awareness about gender justice, it still puts into question the efficacy of stringent punishments.

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