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Law and Gender: Notion of ‘Modesty’ in Indian Criminal Law

By Ishani Mookherjee
the Courts have followed a paternalistic and protectionist approach while dealing with the issue of sexual assault of ‘modesty’ by reinforcing the stereotype that ‘modesty’ is associated only with women, relating it with public morality and applying an objective test from ‘a reasonable man’s perspective’.