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.’

Jharkhand High Court
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The Court opined that radiological age of the victim has been assessed to be eighteen years and from the tenor of her cross-examination, it is apparent that she has wilfully left the house of her father and accompanied appellant to various places.

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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“The quarrel at the time of incident and matrimonial differences provides a strong motive for falsely implicating the appellant subsequently.”

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.

Kerala High Court
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Kerala High Court hinted that evidence of sexual assault victim could be the sole basis of conviction, provided that the same was of a ‘sterling quality’.

Delhi High Court
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It is crucial to recognize that delays in the victim’s testimony before the learned trial court, often attributed to the intricate nature of trauma recovery, should not serve as grounds for the accused to seek bail.

jammu and kashmir and ladakh high court
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“In order to prosecute and punish a witness for offence of perjury, it must be established that the statement was made by him deliberately and consciously, which subsequently, was found to be false as a result of comparing it with other unimpeachable evidence on record”.

POCSO Trial Judge training Karnataka Judicial Academy
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The High Court was shocked to find that the Trial Judge have not understood properly what is meaning of the theory beyond reasonable doubt in appreciating the evidence in POCSO cases.

calcutta high court
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Calcutta High Court concurred with the trial court’s decision to acquit the accused under Section 366 of IPC due to absence of evidence supporting sexual assault.

rajasthan high court
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“The petitioner argued that both the girls committed suicide by jumping into the canal after writing suicide note. As per report of handwriting expert also, the disputed writing show similarities with the standard writing.”

karnataka high court
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Taking note of the procedure and trauma involved for sexual assault victims and their families, the High Court issued these directions to ensure timely detection of pregnancies and a proper counselling regarding the victim’s physical and mental health.

delhi high court
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“In discussions surrounding the empowerment of women, education is rightly recognized as a fundamental pillar. However, when such incidents occur that force a girl to abandon her studies, the very notion of empowerment is compromised and society at large bears the consequences.”

madras high court
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“Merely because a crime is heinous per se may not be a sufficient reason for the imposition of the death penalty without considering the mitigating factors and other circumstance”

delhi high court
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Section 112 of the Evidence Act underscores the principle that children born within the confines of a legally recognized marriage are deemed legitimate per se and it ensures that no unwarranted assumptions of impropriety or moral transgressions are made and instead places the burden of proof on those who contest the child’s legitimacy.

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The High Court also issued directions for effective implementation of POCSO Act and amendments introduced in the CrPC in 2018 vis-à-vis notifying the informants or victims about filing of regular and anticipatory bail applications and other connected issues.

bombay high court
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On determination of age, Bombay High Court expressed that “When there is still margin of four years, it cannot be said that the girl was not a “child” as defined under Section 2(d) of the POCSO Act.”

delhi high court
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The courts should strive to strike a balance between the rights of accused and the practicalities of the legal process. In cases, if the trial can proceed effectively with the accused remaining present before the court through alternative means, the court should be flexible in considering prayers made to this effect by the accused.

calcutta high court
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“In cases involving child witnesses, the Court should consider the child’s age, competency, and demeanor and may uphold a conviction even in the absence of other corroborating witnesses if the victim’s testimony is deemed reliable.”

delhi high court
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“The counsel for the respondent was directed to take all necessary measures to protect the identity and right to privacy of the girl child and that the media acts in compliance with Section 23 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.”