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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.

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This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on Unmarried persons’ right to safe abortion, Inclusion of ‘marital rape’ under Abortion laws, Journalist Sidhique Kappan’s bail; Constitution Bench’s opinion on Doctrine of Precedents; Reference of question relating to Pre-sentence hearing of death row convicts; Explainers on important law points; Collegium Recommendation; and more

Meghalaya High Court
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“It would be an injustice to separate or to divide a well knitted family unit.”

Karnataka High Court
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Karnataka High Court: M Nagaprasanna, J. allowed the petition filed seeking further cross examination of the child victim as the victim has

Kerala High Court
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“The educational machinery of the State has fallen woefully short in imparting the required awareness to the young children about the heinous crimes and its consequence.” 

Gauhati High Court
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Gauhati High Court: Arun Dev Choudhury, J., held that sexual offences against minor cannot be compromised by parents. An FIR was lodged

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“Being women at least the sister-in-law and mother-in-law ought to have supported the prosecutrix, rather than beating her and not believing the prosecutrix.”

Himachal Pradesh High Court
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Himachal Pradesh High Court: Anoop Chitkara, J. dismissed the petition being devoid of merits. The factual matrix of the case is such

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Supreme Court: In a case where the Gujarat High Court had stayed the arrest a person accused for offences under sections 376(2)(F),

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Karnataka High Court: A Division Bench of B. V. Nagarathna and M.G. Uma JJ. held that the accused does not have a

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Himachal Pradesh High Court: Anoop Chitkara J. rejected instant bail application in light of the observations made by the Court. The instant

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Himachal Pradesh High Court: Anoop Chitkara J. dismissed the petition on the observations made hereunder. The facts of the case are such

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“The experience of rape induces trauma and horror for any woman regardless of her social position in the society. But the experiences of assault are different in the case of a woman who belongs to a Scheduled Caste community and has a disability because the assault is a result of the interlocking of different relationships of power at play.”

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Karnataka High Court: Krishna S. Dixit, J., granted anticipatory bail to the petitioner accused of committing sexual offence. Petitioner was accused for the

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Bombay High Court: Prithviraj K. Chavan, J., dismissed the present appeal filed challenging the Judgment passed by Special Judge under Protection of

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Supreme Court: While hearing the plea seeking compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the parents of an eight-month old baby who was

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Supreme Court: Refusing to expand the scope of the word ‘child’ under Section 2(d) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) to include  the