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Crime of Passion

  • Saleem Kidwai
  • Ruth Vanita

Abstract

In these extracts from a 1980s judgment by an additional sessions judge, we conceal the identity of all parties. The judgment is interesting not only for its extreme homophobia but for the judge’s refusal to consider the possibility that the victim, a Hindu, may have had a relationship, possibly sexual, with the accused, a Muslim. Both youths were students in an industrial training institute and lived in its dorms. On appeal, the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. All grammatical and spelling mistakes are in the original.

Keywords

Training Institute Death Sentence Reading Room Life Imprisonment Wrong Impression 
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Copyright information

© Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saleem Kidwai
  • Ruth Vanita

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