LADLI Scheme, Delhi Pension Scheme for Women in Distress, National Family Benefit Scheme and Delhi Pension Schemes for Women in Distress and National Family Benefit Scheme are few schemes for orphaned children who lost either one or both parent(s) on account of COVID-19.
On this World Mental Health Day, we share thoughts of the legal fraternity on importance of mental well-being for those engaged in the profession of law.
It is time to ensure that a convict who leaves the correction home/prison is restored to the society as a law-abiding citizen who has repented his past conduct. This can be achieved only if the mental health issues of the convicts in prisons are recognized and attended to, rejecting the notion that this view is too idealistic.
The Court passed no further orders considering the information provided in the Status Report and the measures taken by the authorities concerned towards the implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.
“Spare the rod and spoil the child” has metamorphosed into “spare the rod and teach the child”, said Karnataka HC while considering a quashment petition by the authorities of Karumbaiah Academy who were alleged to have been responsible for a student’s suicide.
by Muskan Pipania†
by Shivani Nair†
In a case concerning non-implementation of the Mental Health Act, 2017 and non-functioning of the State Mental Health Authority in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court came down heaving on the State.
Bombay High Court: In a PIL filed highlighting serious issues of the non-implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, in
Madras High Court: In a suicide case by a 17-year-old school boy, filed against the headmaster S.M. Subramaniam, J. has held that
Interviewed by Radhika Bishwajit Dubey and Bhumika Indulia
Karnataka High Court: While deliberating over the instant petition seeking quashment of chargesheet filed against a “wellness therapist” under the
by Ananya Mahapatra †
Kerala High Court: In a petition filed by a 21-year-old girl, seeking medical termination of her pregnancy, V.G. Arun, J.
Supreme Court: In a suo motu case initiated to address the question as to whether the provision of pre-sentence hearing in capital
Kerala High Court: V. G. Arun, J., allowed medical termination of 28-week pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl. The mother of
“Implicit in this shift is the understanding that the criminal is not a product of only their own decisions, but also a product of the state and society’s failing, which is what entitles the accused to a chance of reformation.”
Supreme Court: Adopting a humanitarian approach, the 3-judge Bench of Uday Umesh Lalit, S. Ravindra Bhat, and Sudhanshu Dhulia, JJ., allowed Project
Supreme Court: While addressing an appeal alleging solitary confinement of a death row convict, the 3-Judge Bench of Uday Umesh Lalit, S.
by Radhika Bishwajeet Dubey†