Failing Nirbhaya: Lessons from the ten years of the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2013

Though the 2013 amendments to criminal laws recognised new offences like stalking and increased punishments for many sexual offences, it has failed to tackle sexual and gender-based violence, due to acts of omission and commission by police and courts. From dealing with such systemic biases to tackling intimate partner violence, many issues remain unaddressed

This opinion was published in Moneycontrol on March 23, 2023.

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