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Landmark Order Delhi HC directs Govt. to provide job to an Acid Attack Victim : The state owes a duty to provide free medical treatment to acid attack victims, said the Court, 29th March,2016

In an attempt to bring justice to the victims of acid attacks, the Delhi High Court went a step further to acknowledge and support the daily life struggles of their lives. In a landmark order Justice Manmohan directed the Govt. of NCT of Delhi to provide employment to Renu Sharma, a 29 year old acid […]

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Time to act tough on marital rape- Hindustan Times ,17th March,2016

We need to criminalise sexual violence at home, and not cite social mores as an excuse Given the Modi government’s commitment to improving the lot of women, we would expect proactive attempts to ensure gender justice. But the parliamentary standing committee on home affairs in its latest report has steered clear of declaring marital rape […]

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Human Rights Defenders under Police Attack in Chhattisgarh, Press Statement by Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JagLag)21st February,2016

‘Soni Sori, local adivasi leader and the Aam Aadmi Party coordinator for Bastar Division, was attacked by three goons on her way home on the 20th of February in Geedam. Soni Sori has communicated that the attackers threw a chemical substance on her face and threatened her saying “stop complaining against the IG, stop raising […]

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Allahbad High Court directed State Government to Register F.I.R online, 30th November,2015

Allahabad High Court has directed the State Government to ensure that all FIRs be uploaded on the website of the U.P. Police, except in exceptional circumstances, “where the need to preserve the identity of the victim, the course of proper investigation, the protection of witnesses and other aspects involving a predominant consideration of public interest […]

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Nobody has right to touch woman without her consent says Delhi High Court, 27th October,2015

Nobody has a right to touch a woman’s body without her consent, a Delhi court has observed while upholding the six-month jail term of an army hospital employee for molesting a woman medical student in his chamber. Nobody has a right to touch a woman’s body without her consent… In the instant case, it is […]

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Allahabad High Court allows a minor girl to live with her husband- Marriage of a Minor is not void;Saturday, 12th September,2015

Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court in a Habeas Corpus petition, allowed a minor girl to live with her husband. A division bench comprising of Justices Ajai Lamba and Ashok Pal Singh held that even if a girl is a minor, her marriage cannot be said to be void. The Court also held that liberty […]

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13-year-old rape victim can terminate four-and-half month pregnancy: Allahabad High Court; Thursday, September 10, 2015

The court directed the head of department, gynaecology and obstetrics, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, to constitute a team of three senior-most teachers/doctors to examine and decide if the abortion can be carried out safely. The girl had sought permission to terminate the pregnancy, which is a result of the undesired incident. The petition pleaded […]

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Supreme Court rules unwed mother can be sole guardian without father’s nod; Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In a progressive judgment, Supreme Court has allowed an unmarried mother to apply for guardianship of her child without sending a mandatory notice to the father who did not have any ties with the child after its birth. Court has also directed that name of the father may not be made public and may also not be […]

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Nari Niketan suicide:NHRC asks Haryana to pay relief to family; Saturday, June 11, 2015

NHRC has directed the Haryana government to pay Rs three lakh each to the next of kin of two teenage girls who committed suicide in the toilet of Nari Niketan in Karnal, setting aside the state’s contention. The girls had hanged themselves in the bathroom of the Nari Niketan on June 25 in 2013. Read […]

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Nari Niketan Rape: Justice done; Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Three years after a mentally retarded inmate of Nari Niketan was found pregnant after reportedly being raped, all the nine accused in the case have been held guilty. The court has sentenced them to 10 years’ imprisonment. The convicts also include two women. Read More…

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