Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How many know that the character of woman, example she is a sex worker CANNOT save a man from Rape case in India!!

quoting relevant portions and attaching the whole act

9. After section 53 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (hereafter in this Chapter referred to as the Evidence Act), the following section shall be inserted, namely:––

Insertion of new section 53A.

45 of 1860.

  "53A. In a prosecution for an offence under section  354, sectio 354A,sectio 354B, sectio 354C, sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of sectio 376,sectio 376A, sectio 376B, section 376C, section 376D or section 376E of the Indian Penal Code or for attempt to commit any such offence, where the question of consent is in issue, evidence of the character of the victim or of such person's previous sexual experience with any person shall not be relevant on the issue of such consent or the quality of consent.".