Law on ‘dress’ and ‘rape’

11 04 2013

Was pleased to read this in March 24th issue of The Week magazine, as part of Section 376 series.

K.V. Dhananjay, a Supreme court advocate is quoted in the article saying:

“The law goes by the dictum that every man should take responsibility for what he does with his sexual prowess. Provocation by dress, thereby, is absolutely ‘no legal defence’ in rape cases.”

“If provocative dressing can be an excuse for rape, then the accused could as well offer the mother of all excuses – that the victim being a woman was in itself a provocation.”

I applaud!

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