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THE STORY OF THE INDIAN RAPE LAWS
Dear Editor: With reference to the death of the 23 year old rape victim in Delhi, one would be driven to believe the Indian Rape laws to be insufficient and to a high degree, inefficient. While Sections 375 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code are the major sources of the legislation dealing with this heinous crime, they have, in fact, failed to address the international standards of legislation relating to crimes against women, where the contemporary understanding of sexual abuse and violence goes far beyond the draconian definition and outdated notion of penal/ vaginal " penetration". Legal theorists and experts of jurisprudence include the immense humiliation and degradation caused to the victim, within the ambit of the legal definition of rape. The laws in India have failed completely to address this issue, irrespective of the reform proposals laid down by the Fifteenth Law Commission in order to provide for a progressive, sensitive and gender neutral rape law. Moreover, the Australian courts have passed several judgments where it has been held that the insertion of even an " object" or the manifestation of " slightest intent" is enough ground to prove guilt. By doing this, the benefit of doubt is not given to the accused, something that happens very frequently in India. While the private space of any individual is inherently inviolable, the law of our land have indeed exposed the typically sexist mindset that most of us possess. Section 2241 of American federal law paves the way for accuracy and sensitivity in the framing of rape laws, by carefully defining every possible circumstance that can led to proving the wrongdoer as guilty. A fool-proof system happens to be the need of the hour, not more harsh punishments. The provision of further civil orders relating to the prevention of the commission of this act, was highlighted in the Sexual Offences Act in the United Kingdom, passed in 2003. Bu constantly reviewing and amending the law, in order to accommodate and address the changing need of the hour, is what the law is primarily designed to execute. This seems to have been too difficult for us, for reasons unknown to most.Another question which has remained unanswered is an absence of a specific time period from the reporting of the crime to the FIR being lodged. Moreover, why are appeals allowed in these cases? If the sessions court has enough evidence against the offender then why must justice be delayed? also, why has it taken the country so long to come up with provisions of home guards on buses and a greater number of fast track courts? Either way, there is never a best time to take action . Before the dignity of a few more women is sacrificed, we must take action.
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