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Mahmood Farooqui: HC’s troubling interpretation of consent

The Delhi High Court on Monday acquitted writer-filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui of charges of raping a US researcher at his home in a drunken state. In his judgement, Justice Ashutosh Kumar suggested ‘no may not always mean no,’ while giving Farooqui the benefit of doubt. “Instances of woman behavior are not unknown that a feeble “no” […]