Rights Groups Furious About Indian Court Decision on Consent in Rape Cases 1 234 567

Rights Groups Furious About Indian Court Decision on Consent in Rape Cases

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“Chilling” and “dangerous” is what women’s rights activists and lawyers in India have called a Delhi High Court judgment that set aside the conviction of a Bollywood filmmaker for rape after the judge ruled that a “feeble no” could indicate willingness on the part of the victim.

They warn that by diluting the meaning of consent, the judgment in the high-profile case rolls back some of the hard-won gains made after the horrific 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, which...

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