Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rape Law In India, Problems In Prosecution Due To Loopholes In The Law

Rape Law In India, Problems In Prosecution Due To Loopholes In The Law
Perhaps the most heinous crime against a woman is commission of rape. The word rape has been derived from the Latin term ‘rapio’ which means to ‘to seize’. Rape is “to seize or take by force”. Black's Law Dictionary defines rape as" the unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman by a man forcibly and against her wil" l. As far as the Indian Penal Law is concerned, the definition of Rape is contained in Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code and the punishment is prescribed in Section 376 of the code.
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