ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Delhi Rape Case among Others

Violation of Bodily Integrity

The substantive law in India which conceptualises rape as "sexual intercourse without consent" is limited in its understanding of what a sex act is and sees rape as a crime of non-consensual sex only. However sexual assault is as much a crime of violation of bodily integrity and causing of grave physical harm as it is about sex. Its victims could be male, female or transgenders.

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