The legislation in its own wisdom have planned to use the state machinery to investigate into all those offences, in which the women are poor victims of the atrocities committed by male.
The Bombay High Court came down heavily on the law firm for revealing the identity of a rape victim. The Court, while allowing the firm’s application to mask the name of the victim imposed a cost of Rs. 5,000 on it.
Gujarat High Court denied showing any leniency while deciding bail application of accused charged with offences under POCSO Act.
The Court observed that the convict was a young boy of 20 years, who has no father, and was shouldering the responsibility of his widowed sister and her son, hence, imprisonment for a term of 14 years would be adequate, to teach him a lesson.
Delhi High Court: In a case where revision petition was filed against the order passed by the Trial Court by
Allahabad High Court: In a criminal revision petition filed against the orders passed by the Juvenile Justice Board (‘JJB’) and
Delhi High Court: In an appeal challenging the order passed by the Additional Sessions Judge convicting the Father (Appellant) under
by Shubhra Agarwal*
“In a case of rape or sexual assault, the act not only affects the physical well-being of the victim but would also leave a very deep emotional scar which would require prolonged counselling for the experience and the image to be erased from the mind of the victim. Such an act would have a more profound effect on a child.”
The “two-finger test” or pre vaginum test has no scientific basis and neither proves nor disproves allegations of rape. It instead re-victimizes and re-traumatizes women who may have been sexually assaulted, and is an affront to their dignity.
Sessions Court, Borivali Division, Mumbai: In a case filed by a minor girl against the accused for offences under Sections 354, 354-D,
Meghalaya High Court: In a criminal appeal filed by the convict/appellant, convicted under Section 5(m) of the Protection of Children
Kerala High Court: In a criminal miscellaneous petition filed to set aside the order granting pre-arrest bail by the Sessions
POCSO Special Court, at Fort, Gr. Bombay: In a case where charge sheet is filed against the accused for offences
Karnataka High Court: While deliberating over the instant petition seeking termination of proceedings under the provisions of the POCSO Act,
Punjab and Haryana High Court: While deciding the instant appeal, where the father was accused of raping and committing sexual
“The nature of sexual violence and the contours of consent do not undergo a transformation when one decides to marry. The institution of marriage does not influence the answer to the question of whether a woman has consented to sexual relations. If the woman is in an abusive relationship, she may face great difficulty in accessing medical resources or consulting doctors.”
When on August 15, 2022, her rapists walked out of the prison after serving 15 years’ imprisonment based on Gujarat Government’s remission policy, Bilkis Bano found herself “bereft of words” and “numb”.
Delhi High Court: In a case of allegations of rape and sexual assault leveled against the BJP leader Syed Shehanawaz Hussain (‘petitioner’),
Court of Sessions, Kozhikode: In an interesting case, S. Krishna Kumar, Sessions Judge granted bail to 74 years old Malayali