Madhya Pradesh High Court
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“No reasonable person would believe the prosecutrix’s allegations given the circumstances and inconsistencies in her statements.”

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The Court criticised the investigating officer and the treating doctor for not informing the survivor’s family about the pregnancy and the option for termination, considering the survivor’s minor status and health risks.

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The Court stated that as per the amended definition of rape, any sexual intercourse or act, by the husband with his wife not below the age of fifteen years is not a rape, therefore, consent is immaterial.

Gauhati High Court
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The Gauhati High Court noted that after completion of the investigation, the petitioner was not examined under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, to enable him to personally explain circumstances appearing in the evidence against him, nor was his statement recorded.

Uttaranchal High Court
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The Court opined that the prosecution did not place any material or evidence to conclude that reformation, rehabilitation, and social re-integration of the accused into society was not possible.

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MP High Court opined that continuous threat of false implication can demean and destroy an individual’s self-esteem and career, significantly contributing to psychological distress and potentially leading to suicide.

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MP High Court held that the Court could not allow its authority to be used to terminate an unborn child when there is an intent to later deny the occurrence of the alleged offense.

Kerala High Court
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“Request for the addition of the charge under section 370 IPC, as it stood prior to 2013, cannot be made at the instance of the prosecution. An addition of charge has to be done by the Court based upon its own satisfaction and not at the behest of any of the parties to the trial”

Delhi High Court
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‘Victim would have thought that she would find monastery in the lap of her father, instead, he turned out to be a monster.’

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“The words ‘Children’s Court’ and ‘Court of Sessions’ in JJ Act, 2015 and the Rules thereunder were directed to be read interchangeably. Primarily jurisdiction vests in the Children’s Court. However, without the constitution of such Children’s Court in the district, the power to be exercised under the Act is vested with the Court of Sessions.”

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Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court
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The Court noted that the 2nd Respondent did not mention the allegations of gang rape in her written complaint before the Police, however while recording her statement under S. 164, CrPC, she levelled allegations of gang rape on the petitioners for the first time.

Kerala High Court
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“The right of a woman or a girl to make autonomous decisions about her own body and reproductive functions is at the very core of her fundamental right to equality and privacy”

Reproductive autonomy
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“Pregnant persons seeking termination of pregnancy seek predictability for their future. The uncertainty caused by changing opinions of the medical board must therefore balance the distress it would cause to the pregnant person by providing cogent and sound reasons.”

Rajasthan High Court
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“Mob-lynching practice is not acceptable in civilized society at any cost. We are not living in a barbarian society.”

Meghalaya High Court
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“A case involving love affair and unfortunately, the male member was made as a scapegoat to undergo imprisonment for the mistakes committed by the two. It is no doubt true that the offence under POCSO Act, 2012 has been made out to impose punishment on the accused, while the so-called victim girl is leading a happy life.”

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Madhya Pradesh High Court held that under Section 375 of IPC any sexual intercourse or sexual act by the husband with his wife not below the age of fifteen years is not a rape, therefore, absence of consent of wife for unnatural act loses its importance.

14-year-old rape survivor
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Earlier, the Supreme Court has directed the Dean at Sion Hospital to immediately constitute a team for undertaking the medical termination of pregnancy of the minor.

POSCO accused
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Supreme Court viewed that the accused is entitled to be enlarged on bail pending trial, especially when no antecedents of the accused have been brought on record.