Right to Privacy of Unmarried Couples | Srijan Somal & Pratyush Khanna
In Right to Privacy of Unmarried Couples vis-à-vis Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, Srijan Somal & Pratyush Khanna provide a critical analysis of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and its provisions, in relation to its misuse for the purpose of moral policing. The authors criticise the primitive nature of the act, especially Section 6 of the act, and the people who use it to corner consenting, unmarried couples. These provisions of the act are weighed against the rights of ‘privacy, sexual autonomy and bodily integrity’ and are further reinforced by judgements of the High Court and the Supreme Court. There is also an examination of the legal framework from an international perspective. The authors conclude by suggesting that the provisions of the act have the potential to be misused and require amendments.
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