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‘Nirbhaya’, New Delhi and Priyanka, Khairlanji

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  Priyadarshi Telang It is debatable whether capital punishment will curb rapes in Delhi. Nonetheless, it’s good that the Delhi high court has convicted all four accused and given capital punishment. I am not trying to compare the Delhi gang-rape and the Khairlanji cases, both were heinous. I am trying to reflect on the responses …


Delhi Gang Rape Case: Some Uncomfortable Questions

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  Anand Teltumbde The brutal attack and gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in Delhi on 16 December 2012 provoked countrywide angry reactions and foregrounded the issue of increasing incidents of sexual assaults on women in general and rapes in particular. It compelled the otherwise apathetic administration to take several exceptional measures such as …


‘Castration’ as a hegemonic form of punishment: A Legal History Point of View

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Sophy Joseph “There should be maximum punishment to the rapists, death penalty or castration” This incantation got huge endorsement from political parties, civil society organizations, the middle class and some activists from India and abroad during the aftermath of the insensate Delhi gang rape incident and subsequent death of ‘Nirbhaya’ who fought to survive till …