Rape In India

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RAPE IN INDIA: A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS 1. Introduction 2. Apprehension of image 3. Comparative definitions of rape with other countries 4. Old definition of rape in Indian penal code 5. Role of criminal law 6. Recent amendment : Rectification &suggestions 7. Is marital rape accustomed as rape in India 8. Conclusion Introduction Rape is grave wrong. It is malum in se and can have severe consequences for victims . Rape, the most common form of violence against women has been a part of human culture and is a profound violation of woman’s bodily integrity and can be a form of torture . "In the crime of rape, 'carnal knowledge' means the penetration to any slightest degree of the organ alleged to have been carnally…show more content…
Apprehension of Image The Supreme Court in Sakshi vs. union of India had recognized the inadequacies in the law relating to rape and had suggested that the legislature should bring about the required changes . Bill, drafted by Ms Kirti Singh advocate and legal convener of AIDWA, is based on 172nd report of the Law Commission to amend the laws relating to sexual assault in Section 375, 376, 354 and 509 IPC and the relevant sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act 1872 . Recently the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the Indian government to take action to protect women, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called rape in India a national problem. The English word rape is derived from Latin word “rapere”. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines rape as “unlawful sexual activity”. The legal definition may vary depending on the country and time. Since…show more content…
During the 1970s, the first rape crisis centre was established. The treatment of victims in the criminal justice system was questioned, and hundreds of laws were passed to protect rape victims in the courts. Medical protocols have been developed and widely accepted. In 1997, there were 96,122 reported forcible rapes .In 1972, the first rape crisis centers were established in San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C .In 1962, the United States Model Penal Code (MPC) was established and updated the definition of rape. The MPC defined rape as " A man who has sexual intercourse with a female not his wife is guilty of rape if . . . he compels her to submit by force or threat of force or threat of imminent death, serious bodily injury, extreme pain, or Kidnapping"

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