Legal – Hindi


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to replace professional support, guidance, advice, or diagnosis.

Trigger warning: A trigger is a word or an event that can cause an action to take place. In this toolkit certain words can be triggering for survivors. Which means that reading those words or sentences can cause a survivor to either feel uncomfortable or anxious and might even take them back to an unpleasant memory. If while reading someone does experience this, it is best to do a quick grounding exercise.

Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Tell yourself that you are safe and you are ok. Use your breathing as an anchor to help bring you to the present moment. Do this as many times as you want to or at regular intervals. You don't need to go through this toolkit by yourself, sit with someone you trust and ask them to go through it with you.

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Important Note on the Indian Penal Code:

It is important to remember that the victims of rape, and other forms of sexual assault, are not always women. However, the Indian Penal Code (IPC) specifically addresses rape as a crime against women. This section will present the law as is. In addition to rape, other forms of sexual assault are marked as crimes under the IPC.

Reporting the crime
We understand that making the decision to report a sexual assault incident can be difficult and personal. Through this section, we will take you through the procedures and challenges in reporting to help you make an informed decision.

Step 1: File a First Information Report (FIR)

Step 2: Get a Medical Examination

Step 3: Accessing a Lawyer

Step 4: Court Process

Click on "Guide" to continue.

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