Comment: I am glad this has now happened. It was overdue. Not a day sooner. I hope it also covers men and trans-sexuals and that it has effective teeth without the battered victims have to languish for decades in the hope of effective justice. At the same time I hope it does not give a license to all Indian women to discard their positive chaaritra (character) with the filthy bath water.
This is definitely a positive legislation for which to be successfull – all must work together including concerned neighbours to alert the perpetartors the serious consequences of their loss of emotional intelligence before reporting them to the authorities and the authorities which are more male orientated must have a cultural change (parivartan) accepting that such outragious behaviour is not becoming of the modern Indian citizen – male, female or mixed.
Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done.