Ayushi Agarwal

Ayushi Agarwal is a final year law student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She is the Editor of Socio-Legal Review, a reputed student edited journal, and the co-founder of the Alliance of Oversensitive Women, her University’s feminist organization. She is passionate about constitutional law, criminal law and human rights advocacy, and was recently declared “Best Defense Counsel-Team” at the International Criminal Court Moot Competition, The Hague, 2017.

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India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s law mandating quotas for women on the board of directors allows scope for tokenism, doesn’t facilitate retention of women and falls short of the required “critical mass”. It has therefore failed to achieve its desired ...
The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

In a recent case, Independent Thought v. Union of India and Anr, a division bench of the Supreme Court of India partially read down an archaic exception to the offense of rape, finding that a husband who rapes his minor wife cannot be ...