Category: Laws relating to Women

Dowry demand by wealthier people against impoverished family members of wife is rampant: Bombay High Court

The High Court overturned judgments acquitting the husband and his family members, stating that the evidence of the deceased woman’s parents was rejected on inadequate grounds. The Bombay High Court in Aurangabad recently stated that the societal scourge of dowry persists in our culture, with even ostensibly wealthy people demanding payment from the destitute parents

Unmarried Woman’s Right to seek an Abortion: Supreme Court Schedules a Hearing for August 10 and Requests the Union’s Opinions

The Supreme Court considered ways to expand the benefit of Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, to unmarried women so they can also seek medical termination of pregnancy when the period exceeds 20 weeks but does not exceed 24 weeks on Friday in response to a plea from a 25-year-old unmarried

Jurisdiction of Criminal Courts

“Cruelty” and “Suicide Aide” Independent Offenses: Conviction for one does not necessarily mean that the accused is guilty of the other: High Court of Kerala

The Kerala High Court ruled on Tuesday that a person need not also be found guilty of aiding his wife’s suicide under Section 306 of the IPC only because they were found guilty of cruelty under Section 498A of the IPC. As highlighted by Justice A. Badharudeen, Sections 498A (cruelty) and 306 IPC (abetment to

Criminal Lawyers in Rewari

Rape accused moves Kerala High Court to protect his right to privacy; seeks take down of articles on Indian Kanoon, TNIE

The petitioner argued that even someone who is being prosecuted has a right to the dignity and privacy that are protected by Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Indian Constitution. Until the end of his trial in the case, a rape suspect has petitioned the Kerala High Court for orders to maintain and protect

Juvenile Justice Act

[BREAKING] The Allahabad High Court has denied Siddique Kappan’s bail plea.

Kappan’s appeal against a Mathura court judgement refusing him bail was denied by single-judge Justice Krishan Pahal. [Sidhique Kappan v State Of UP] The Allahabad High Court denied the bail application of journalist Siddique Kappan, who was charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) Kappan’s appeal against a Sessions Court judgement refusing him bail

Marital Rape

The Limitation Act, Section 5, Applies to Appeals filed under Section 18 of the 2013 POSH Act: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has held that the POSH Act’s Section 18 appeals are subject to the Section 5 Limitation Act. “The victim of sexual assault remains in a condition of distress and it cannot be anticipated that she would instantly rush to a Court seeking appellate remedies,” the bench of Justice C. Hari Shankara

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