Category: Laws relating to Women

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill first in India to use ‘she/her’ pronouns for all genders

Commenting on this step, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the idea was in furtherance of the Prime Minister’s philosophy of women empowerment. “We have attempted in the philosophy of women’s empowerment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s government works, we have attempted to use the words she and

Teenage Relationships & POCSO: Karnataka HC Asks Law Commission To Rethink Age Of Consent For Sex

The Court opined that the consent given by a girl aged above 16 years may have to be considered. In a significant observation, the Karnataka High Court has said that in view of the ground realities, it is imperative for the Law Commission to rethink on the age of consent under the POCSO Act. “Having

Karnataka High Court quashes POCSO case against husband booked for having sex with minor Muslim wife

Interestingly, the High Court had in another case that the POCSO Act overrides Muslim personal law with respect to the age of consent for sex and hence, sex after marriage with minor Muslim wife would be punishable. The Karnataka High Court on October 10 quashed a rape case and case under the Protection of Children


The matter came before Justice Bahl after the husband filed a Habeas Corpus petition seeking the release of the detained wife, who was in custody at Ashiana Home, Sector 16, Panchkula. The Bench was told that both the petitioner and the detainee belonged to the Muslim religion and had performed ‘nikah’ on July 27 at

[POCSO Act] Bombay High Court grants bail to doctor accused of inappropriately touching minor

Single-judge Anil Kilor granted bail to the doctor after noting that the survivor, who was receiving a therapy for pain in abdomen, did not immediately inform her family about the doctor’s conduct. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court recently granted bail to a doctor accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl and inappropriately

Convict in Bilkis Bano Case Was Booked For Outraging Woman’s Modesty in 2020 While On Parole

One of the convicts, who was released by the Gujarat government on remission in the Bilkis Bano case, stands chargesheeted for outraging the modesty of a woman on June 19 in 2020, according to the State’s counter-affidavit before the Supreme Court. The information was provided to the District Magistrate Dahod by the district superintendent of

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