Kerala High Court directs college authorities to constitute a ‘Collegiate Students Redressal Committee’ after the Internal Complaints Committee report found the student guilty of sexual harassment, without giving him an opportunity of being heard. The Court noted that teachers must be encouraged to instill virtues and values in students from primary level.
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.
If the act is not obscene, or is not done in any public place, or the song recited or uttered is not in or near any public place or that it caused no annoyance to others, no offence under Section 294(b) of IPC is committed.
In a case where a physics teacher was accused of sexual harassment and molestation of a minor girl, the Delhi High Court held that in dealing with such matters, paramount consideration must be given to the well-being of the child whose mental psyche was vulnerable, impressionable and in a developing stage.
Former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Justice Dipankar Datta, was sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge. His appointment now raises the judicial strength of the Supreme Court to 28 out of total strength of 34 judges
Gujarat High Court denied showing any leniency while deciding bail application of accused charged with offences under POCSO Act.
If the Court would allow such an interpretation, then this provision would become redundant, and a floodgate of law graduates, who may not be enrolled with the bar councils to become an ‘advocate’ but are still practicing law, would pour in. The purpose of keeping the proceedings fact-based and free expert legal advisory, would be lost.
Sessions Court, Borivali Division, Mumbai: In a case filed by a minor girl against the accused for offences under Sections 354, 354-D,
Madras High Court: In a criminal original petition filed under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for
Patna High Court: In a writ petition concerning the transgender community, the division bench of Sanjay Karol, CJ. and S. Kumar, J.
Kerala High Court: In a disturbing case where a German National, who came to India on a 1-year visa for NGO volunteer
“The facts of this litigation are quite heart-breaking and at the same time, more disturbing is the utterly incomprehensible impugned judgment of the High Court discharging the accused of the offence of rape essentially on the ground of delay in the registration of the FIR.”
Court of Sessions, Kozhikode: In an interesting case, S. Krishna Kumar, Sessions Judge granted bail to 74 years old Malayali
“Spare the rod and spoil the child” has metamorphosed into “spare the rod and teach the child”
Delhi High Court: C Hari Shankar, J. opined that Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963 will apply in respect
Supreme Court: In a significant case, the Division Bench of Indira Banerjee and J.K. Maheshwari, JJ., upheld pre-arrest bail of actor-producer Vijay
Kerala High Court: In a high-profile rape case that ignited controversy in the cine industry, Bechu Kurian Thomas, J., granted anticipatory bail
Bombay High Court: The Division Bench of Prasanna B. Varale and S.M. Modak, JJ., quashed an FIR filed for an offence under
Uttaranchal High Court: Ramesh Chandra Khulbe, J. dismissed a criminal appeal which was filed from jail assailing the judgment and order whereby
Tripura High Court: Arindam Lodh, J. partly allowed an appeal which was filed challenging the judgment of conviction and order of sentence