In Marenna @ Marappa v. State, the single judge bench of the Karnataka High Court had allowed the mother of the victim to be included in the hearing of the accused's bail application. The victim, a 14 year-old boy was confronted by the accused in a filthy language and was abused verbally and physically, The … Continue reading Karnataka High Court: Section 15A(5) of SC/ST act wide enough to include victim’s mother as a party to the case.
Justice Vivek Singh Thakur of the Himachal Pradesh High Court refused the plea of Anticipatory bail of the accused who were allegedly involved in a street fight that caused major injuries to the complainants. Complaints were filed against the accused by some complainants. The honorable Court denied the request of Anticipatory bail stating that the … Continue reading THE PROPENSITY OF SETTLING DISPUTES IN STREETS IS NOT IN CONSONANCE WITH THE “RULE OF LAW” SAYS HIMACHAL PRADESH HIGH COURT
Rajender@raju v State on July 3, 2020CRL.A. 276/2020.& Crl. M. (Bail) 438/20205506/2020 & Crl. M. 6383/2020Pulling down the leggings of a child victim and touching of the thighs is clearly constitutes an offence of sexual assault in terms of Section 7 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, Delhi High Court has held … Continue reading Delhi High Court: Touching thighs and pulling down leggings of a child victim is sexual assault under section 7 POCSO
Facts-In the month of February 2009, on various days, the accused committed rape on a Scheduled Caste girl, who was 14 years. As a result of which she got pregnant. Trial Court’s decision-The Trial Court held him guilty under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. However, the prosecution failed to prove the age of … Continue reading SURRENDERING TO A SEXUAL ACT IS VIOLATIVE OF THE RIGHTS OF THE VICTIM, AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AS CONSENSUAL- KERALA HC
Justice Sandeep Mehta han and doctor justice Pushpendra Singh Bhati made a remark regarding right of a minor rape victim to make reproductive choice. The decision was taken by division bench after it was appealed. The single judge bench observed that:There needs to be a balance between right to privacy of the victim and the … Continue reading Rajasthan HC Issues direction to terminate pregnancy of a rape victim.