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Articles by: Urmila Pullat

Hadiya, Priya Varrier And The Legal Objectification Of The Young Indian Woman

Hadiya, Priya Varrier And The Legal Objectification Of The Young Indian Woman

On Mar 8, 2018, after an unnecessarily protracted wait, the Supreme Court of India passed an order holding that the High Court of Kerala should not have annulled the marriage of Hadiya to Shafin Jahan in a Habeas Corpus petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The judgment of the High Court was set aside, and Hadiya was ‘allowed’[Read More…]

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How The Law That Bhanwari Devi Inspired Fails Marginalised Women Like Her

How The Law That Bhanwari Devi Inspired Fails Marginalised Women Like Her

India has recently seen a spate of allegations of sexual harassment at the workplace. While analysing the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, we caught ourselves wondering – would the Act have changed anything for Bhanwari Devi?