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Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma

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Discussion on New Rape Bill in Delhi

11 October, 1983

 

Meeting called by Centre for Women’s Development Studies and Stree Sangharsh, to plan a campaign on the Bill and to frame demands. Meeting attended by JNU, Women’s Coordination Committee, Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee, Janvadi Mahila Samiti, Manushi, Stree Sangharsh and the Centre.

Proposed list of demands for the campaign (drawn up before the meeting) Discussion of proposals and final resolutions
1. Marital Rape: The Bill says that rape in marriage is only legally defined as rape when the husband and wife have a decree of judicial separation. Therefore the Bill ignores marital rape both when husband and wife are living together and when they are living separately without ...

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