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The Supreme Court’s comment on the triple talaq system as a practice too “abhorrent” to be legal, and the direction it hints at, is akin to throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

 
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Just days after Jyoti Singh’s killers were sentenced to death by the Supreme Court, on May 11, a similar case of gang rape and murder was reported from Rohtak in Haryana.

 
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Over the last few days, the Supreme Court has confirmed death sentences twice, and in close succession. On May 3, the Court rejected the review petition of Vasant Sampat Dupare, convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a small child.

 
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This is the story of two daughters of India, both victims of horrific sexual crimes. Jyoti Singh was a bright 23-year-old, dreaming of a career in medicine that would lift her family out of poverty when she was brutally gangraped and murdered in the heart of the national capital in December 2012.

 
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Far-right extremist views, recent rhetoric against radical Islam, western media bigotry when it comes to the non-occidental world — not to mention US policies under the stewardship of the Trump administration — we are now witnessing the negative impact of these in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

 

A man issued a matrimonial advertisement seeking an extremely beautiful bride who should be tall, highly educated and from a reputed family.

 

The Supreme Court today will begin hearing arguments in Shayara Bano v. Union of India, which has popularly come to be known as the “triple talaq case”.

 
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If justice was noticeably swift for India in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, its delivery in the case of Bilkis Bano's gang rape in 2002 Gujarat was notable from another point of view. Timewise, it took 15 years; that it was delivered at last has to be credited to the extraordinary strength and trust of Ms Bano herself, together with that of her family and friends, most of whom have been repeatedly threatened. 

 
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Five years after a young paramedic was gang raped and murdered in Delhi by six men, one of them a minor, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Delhi High Court and the trial court’s decision to award the death penalty to the four eligible convicts.

 

There has been a lot of debate on the verdicts pronounced in the Bilkis Bano and Nirbhaya case and how the rapists of Bano were given life imprisonment instead of death penalty while Nirbhaya’s murderers will face the gallows.

 


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