Sexuality and the Law

Date: April 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Department of Political Science, Delhi University

In this student-run seminar, the third in the past few years organised by Gender Studies Group, Delhi University, a loose collective of Delhi University students interested in gender, we will examine various activities around the sexual that come under the purview of criminal law and much that does not. Students will present cases and theoretical papers on subjects ranging from obscenity, pornography, rape, ‘indecent representation’, ‘eve-teasing,’ to domestic violence and sexual harassment, from the rights of sexual minorities to sex work.

Students will present papers on individual cases on these subjects and a panel of experts will respond to each paper and moderate a general discussion at the end.

These students will be from Delhi University (members of GSG, from different Colleges and Departments), Indian Law Institute (ILI) and O. P. Jindal University (JGLS).

The expert panel is Mr. Amit Bindal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal University, Haryana; Ms. Latika Vashist, Assistant Professor, Indian Law Institute, (ILI), Delhi and Dr. Ashley Tellis, Independent researcher and activist, Delhi.

The seminar will divided into four sessions with three short papers each. Each student gets 20 minutes to present followed by a 10 minute comment by an expert.

9:00 – 9:30: Introductory Remarks (Latika Vashist)

9:30 – 11:30: Panel I: Rape

9:30 – 10:00: Esha (ILI) on 16th December rape case

10:0010:30: Vedika (JGLS) on Verma Committee Report/ Ordinance 2013

10:30 – 11:00: Aishwarya (JGLS) on Marital Rape exception

11:00 – 11:30: Kanika (JGLS) on ‘Outraging Modesty of Women’

11:30 – 12:00: Tea break

12:00 – 1:30Panel II: Sexual Harassment

12:00 – 12:30: Sabarish (JGLS) on Sexual Harassment in IPC

12:30 – 1:00: Niharika (JGLS) on BDSM

1:30 – 2: 00 Lunch

2: 00 – 3:30Panel III: Obscenity

2:00 – 2:30: Ayushi (JGLS) on Indecent Representation of Women Act

2:30 – 3:00: Vasu (ILI) on Aveek Sarkar and Bandit Queen cases

3:00 – 3:30: Arunima (GSG/Ramjas College, DU) on Delhi Metro Kissing case

3:30 – 4:00: Tea

4:00 – 5:30Panel IV: Sexual Orientation

4:00- 4:30: Joanna and Radhika (JGLS) on Naz

4:30 – 5:00: Shambhavi (GSG/LSR,DU) on Koushal

5:00 – 5:30: Karthik  (JGIA) on NALSA

5:30 – 6:00: Closing Remarks (Amit Bindal)

For any further Details Contact:

Amit Bindal : 8930110771

Aapurv Jain: 9910550736

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