It is not necessary for a criminal trial to go on just to dabble with an incident involving sexual abuse without identifying an accused. If this is allowed, the victim will be embarrassed and vilified, and the so-called accused person will go scot-free, since he has not been identified by anyone in this case.
“For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is a battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality.”- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
A PIL on the implementation of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 is pending before the Supreme Court.
Use of inappropriate and derogatory language, undermining the dignity of individuals, based on their gender, falls beyond the permissible bounds of language expected in legal pleadings.
Transgenders have to be absorbed into the mainstream activities of society and for that, a change in attitude towards them is essential. Each human being has their own likes and dislikes, but when it comes to living in a society under the umbrella of togetherness, it is vital to accept the differences within us.
It is quite unfortunate that the archaic beliefs that if a widow enters a temple, it will cause impurity continues to prevail in this State. Even though the reformers are attempting to break all these senseless beliefs, it continues to be practiced in some villages.
To hold that conducting virginity test on a woman who is victim of sexual assault and on a woman who may be an accused of an offence will be on different footing or that the earlier will be unconstitutional and the later constitutional, will be a perverse finding and against the intent of the Constitution of India and Article 21. However, this should not mean to be taken to be a shield for the detainee from legitimate interrogation by police as per the procedure established by law.
Unfounded criminal charges and long drawn criminal prosecution can have serious consequences. A person subjected to such litigation suffers immense mental trauma, humiliation and monetary loss.
Kerala High Court: In an appeal filed against the judgment of a Single Judge transferring the appellant from the post
A murderer destroys the physical frame of a victim, a rapist degrades and defiles the soul of a helpless female.
Allahabad High Court: In an appeal filed under Section 19 of the Family Courts Act, 1984 for setting aside the
Kerala High Court: In a petition filed by a 21-year-old girl, seeking medical termination of her pregnancy, V.G. Arun, J.
Madras High Court: S.M. Subramaniam, J. has directed to ensure that the practice of orderly system stands eradicated in entirety
Allahabad High Court: The Division Bench of Rajan Roy and Jaspreet Singh, JJ. took suo motu cognizance of a PIL which was
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court: Apprehension of harassment and violence at the hands of their relatives, led a young couple
Constitutional Court of South Africa: The Bench of Victor AJ (Jafta J, Khampepe J, Madlanga J, Majiedt J, Mhlantla J, Theron J
Bombay High Court: Pained to note the permitting of questions by the Lower Court which crossed all lines of dignity of a
Kerala High Court: R. Narayana Pisharadi, J., while dismissing the petition in regard to quashing of FIR and final report that alleges
Supreme Court of Pakistan: The Divison Bench of Mushir Alam and Qazi Faez Isa, JJ. allowed a petition seeking to set aside
Life commands self-respect and dignity.