The Women and Law section will focus on Indian laws that concern women’s rights. We will publish judgments, legal letters, texts of laws, bills and amendments, and relevant recommendations and suggestions.
Supreme Court of India, in a landmark judgement delivered on April 1, 2013, rejected Novartis’ patent claim: Full text of the judgment
Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, passed by Lok Sabha on 19th March 2013 - Copy of the Bill
All women courts to hear cases of sexual assaults in Maharashtra: The Bombay High Court issued a circular assigning cases involving sexual assault against women exclusively to courts presided over by women judicial officers. The circular states that “It would be desirable that all staff members, that is bench clerks, stenographers, interpreter, typists, peons and police constables are women.” The circular
Rina Mukherjee vs The Statesman: In 2002, Dr Rina Mukherji, then a senior reporter working for The Statesman complained of sexual harassment. Soon she was fired from her job. Statesman refused conciliation proceedings and the labour suit moved to the Industrial Tribunal. In a landmark judgment, the Tribunal awarded her reinstatement with full back wages from the time of her termination in October 2002. Full text of the judgment – Here
Justice Verma Committee Report- Full text
Compilation of submissions to Justice Verma Commission Here
Laws Related to Women – Here