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
Case BriefsSupreme Court

“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.”

Madhya Pradesh High Court
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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
Case BriefsSupreme Court

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.

Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case BriefsForeign Courts

The Court held that ‘act of sexual penetration’ meant that one party must agree/ consent to engage in a particular act of sexual penetration with another, in light of Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act.

Harvey Weinstein MeToo
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In 2017, prominent American newspapers reported stories of several women who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, harassment, and using his influence as a Hollywood power broker to take advantage of young women. These revelations eventually kickstarted the ‘#MeToo Movement’.

Karnataka High Court
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The High Court granted anticipatory bail to noted hockey player Varun Kumar stating that he cannot be termed as influential person merely because he is an award-winning National Hockey Player.

Chhattisgarh High Court
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“Nothing can be more heinous than a crime committed on the person of a child by her father, the one who is duty-bound to provide her unflinching protection from all harm.”

Delhi High Court
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“Call Details Record of the victim would have reflected her location which could have even strengthened the case of prosecution but is not explicable as to why such valuable piece of evidence was not bothered to be collected. Thus, a golden opportunity went begging.”

false promise to marry
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: In a criminal appeal filed against the order passed by the Karnataka High Court, wherein the Court allowed the petition

Delhi High Court
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The delay in administration of justice not only interferes with the healing process of rape victims, but also prolongs their journey towards closure and recovery of such traumatic experience.

Singapore High Court acquits father of 13 sexual assault against daughter
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Notwithstanding the conclusion due to inconsistent prosecution evidence, the Court emphasized that timely disclosure, effective investigation and prompt trial are necessary in sexual abuse cases involving young complainants.

Chhattisgarh High Court
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“The petitioner, petitioner’s husband along with both the daughters are living together in love, care and harmony and pray that a direction be issued to the concerned authorities to conduct DNA profile test of Respondent 3 including the petitioner and her daughter.”

30 years imprisonment for raping 7-year-old
Case BriefsSupreme Court

A fine of Rs. One Lakh was imposed on the victim to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the minor victim.

To Stay or Not to Stay
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by Ram Kumar†

rajasthan high court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

“Where women are honoured, divinity blossoms there and where women are dishonoured, all actions no matter how noble remain unfruitful.”

Bilkis Bano Gang rape case
Case BriefsSupreme Court

The Gujarat Government had released the 11 convicts on 15-08-2023 as the convicts have completed 14 years sentence in prison and due to their good behavior. Aggrieved by this, Bilkis Bano filed a petition against the premature release of the convicts.