24 June 2019


Search Results for Tag : Rape

Judgments

Absence of injury cannot cast doubt on rape victim’s claim(23.05.2016)

In criminal proceedings against a charge of rape, absence of injury on the body of the accused or the prosecutrix does not render her version of event.....

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For not keeping his promise to marry the victim, the Appellant can certainly not be convicted and sentenced for rape(29.03.2018)

The Appellant has been convicted under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) vide judgment passed by the learned 2nd Additional District & Sess.....

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High Court dispenses with delayed FIR and lack of corroborating evidence in accepting statement of prosecutrix(19.08.2015)

In a case where the underage Prosecutrix was kidnapped by the Appellants and subjected to rape by several persons, the High Court upheld the convictio.....

Tags : Criminal, rape, prostitution, delay, fir

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High Court dispenses with delayed FIR and lack of corroborating evidence in accepting statement of prosecutrix(19.08.2015)

In a case where the underage Prosecutrix was kidnapped by the Appellants and subjected to rape by several persons, the High Court upheld the convictio.....

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Court accepts rape victim’s uncorroborated testimony(16.09.2015)

In case involving rape, where the treating doctor had not been examined by the prosecution, the Court held that the testimony of the victim was wholly.....

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Court derides lack of legislation on rehabilitation for sexual assault victims(03.11.2015)

In a case involving the rape of a minor and birth of a child as a consequence, the Allahabad High Court, taking note of the physical and mental trauma.....

Tags : Rape, rehabilitation, victim, child, compensation

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States ordered to better compensation for rape vicitims(11.02.2016)

The Supreme Court ordered States and Union Territories to establish uniform compensation for rape victims under the Victim Compensation Scheme. It pre.....

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Court orders perjury proceedings against untruthful ‘victim’(05.12.2015)

A Special Fast Track Court in Delhi directed initiation of proceedings against a prosecutrix for perjuring in her complaint for rape. The Court had no.....

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News

P&H HC : Any Reduction in Sentence of Rape Convicts Would be an Anathema to the Very Concept of Law(16.02.2016)

Punjab and Haryana HC, while making it clear that there is no room for leniency towards people convicted of rape, has held that "any reduction in sent.....

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Gujarat HC Permits Rape Victim to Abort 6-Month Foetus(23.02.2016)

Gujarat High Court has allowed a teen rape victim to abort her six-month foetus on medical grounds.

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Murthal Gangrapes: P&H High Court Appoints Anupam Gupta as Amicus Curiae(29.02.2016)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has appointed advocate Anupam Gupta as amicus curiae in the case of the alleged gangrapes in Murthal near Sonepat, durin.....

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Bombay HC: Consented Physical Relationship Do not Amount to Rape(11.03.2016)

Bombay High Court, while granting anticipatory bail to a person charged of raping an adult woman, has said: “An educated woman is mature enough to und.....

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Bombay HC Enhances Life Imprisonment into Death Penalty in a Rape Case(14.03.2016)

Bombay HC, has overturned life imprisonment awarded to a 25-year-old, charged of raping and murdering a soon-to-be bride, held that the case falls in .....

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SC Put Stay on Execution Of Rape Convict, Murderer Of 5-Year-Old(30.03.2016)

SC has stayed execution of man, who was to be hanged on Wednesday for raping and killing a five-year-old last year in Madhya Pradesh and sought respon.....

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Gujarat HC Permits Abortion Of Rape Victim's 8-Week Foetus(29.12.2015)

Gujarat High Court, on plea of a 16-year-old rape victim’s parents, has permitted to abort her eight-week foetus under proper medical care.

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court Directs Fresh Trial in a Rape Case(30.12.2015)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered fresh trial of a case wherein trial court had acquitted an accused of rape charges after ignoring the victim’.....

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SC to Parliament: Enact Separate Law for Child Rape(11.01.2016)

Supreme Court has asked Parliament to enact a separate offence of 'child rape' and provide rigorous punishment to offenders.

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Madras HC Dismisses Settlement Plea in Rape Case(01.02.2016)

Madras HC, while trashing claim of 3 gang rape suspects, including that of husband of survivor, that woman had withdrawn her complaint and that issue .....

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Delhi HC: Why Ban When Documentary Already Available Online(10.02.2016)

Delhi High Court has asked, “What purpose would a ban on a documentary already available online serve” and wondered while hearing PILs that wanted pro.....

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SC Orders All State to Formulate Policies for Uniform Compensation to Disabled Rape Victims(12.02.2016)

SC has directed all States and Union Territories to formulate a uniform scheme to provide compensation to the victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.....

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Bombay HC Dismisses Rape Convict's Plea After Completion of Jail Term(23.11.2015)

Bombay HC has dismissed appeal filed by convict against five-year sentence granted to him for raping a minor in 2011. The convict has already served .....

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Hyderabad HC Admits Plea in Himabindu Rape, Murder Case(26.11.2015)

Hyderabad HC has admitted an appeal by police against acquittal given by a lower court in the case of alleged rape and murder of a bank officer’s wife.....

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Kolkata Park Street Rape Case, 3 Found Guilty, 2 Still Missing(10.12.2015)

A Kolkata court has found guilty three of the accused in the Park Street rape case. The verdict applied to only three of the five, since two are still.....

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Delhi HC Seeks IB Report On Juvenile Convict in December 16 Gang Rape Case(14.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has issued notice to Central Government on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea against release of juvenile convict in the December 1.....

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Delhi HC Refuses to Extend Stay of Juvenile Convict in Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case(18.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has refused to pass directions on extension of stay of juvenile convicted in the 16 December, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. He will w.....

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SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Cancellation of Juvenile Convict's Release in 2012 December Gang-Rape Case(21.12.2015)

Supreme Court has dismissed plea against release of the juvenile convicted for 2012 December gang-rape case.

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Allahabad High Court: Can Rape Survivor’s Child Get Rights in Rapist’s Property?(09.10.2015)

Allahabad High Court has asked a panel of legal experts for opinion on endowment vis a vis such offsprings who are born of rape could have legal right.....

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Uttarakhand High Court Cancels Conviction of Rape-Murder Accused(12.10.2015)

Uttarakhand High Court has reversed decision of a lower court in a case of rape and murder of a 10-year-old in Lalkuan, Nainital district, in 2012, as.....

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SC Denies Bail in Suriyanelli Rape Case but Raises ‘Disbelief’ in Prosecution Version(14.10.2015)

Supreme Court has dismissed bail to 27 persons, including main accused Dharmarajan, in Suriyanelli rape case, but noted there are “several points of d.....

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Delhi Court Convicts Driver on all Charges in Uber Rape Case(20.10.2015)

Delhi court has convicted the driver Shiv Kumar in all crimes under rape and abduction charges in Uber rape case, quantum of punishment will be decide.....

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Bombay HC Grants Bail in Sakinaka Police Station Rape Case(27.10.2015)

Bombay High Court has granted bail to one of the accused in Sakinaka police station rape case, in which a model was allegedly kidnapped and raped, Rs .....

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Allahabad High Court : Rape Borned Child has Right over Assaulter’s Property(05.11.2015)

Allahabad High Court has ruled that a child born out of rape will have inheritance rights over property of assaulter, the “biological father”.

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SC to Rape Convict: Held Hand, Now Fall at Her Feet(08.09.2015)

Supreme Court has reduced a rape convict's two-year sentence to one year sentence on condition that if he fell at feet of victim-girl, sought her forg.....

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Bombay High Court Orders Rape Convict to Pay Rs 1L to Reduce Sentence(08.09.2015)

Bombay High Court has reduced a rape convict's sentence on condition that he pay Rs1 lakh to survivor, over 11 years after incident in 2004. It was do.....

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Bombay High Court Says No Corroboration Needed if Rape Victim's Statement is Reliable(21.09.2015)

Bombay HC has confirmed conviction of a 23-year-old man for raping a minor girl while observing that if statement of rape victim is trustworthy and re.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC Dismisses Minor Rape Survivor's Abortion Plea(28.09.2015)

Punjab and Haryana HC after taking advice from expert panel from Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, has refused to allow abort.....

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Supreme Court Refuses to Reduce the 10 Years Imprisonment of Two Accused for Gang Rape(04.08.2015)

Supreme Court has refused to reduce the 10 years imprisonment of two persons for gang raping their minor niece, saying such offence "creates a scar i.....

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Delhi High Court Rejects Dec 16 Gangrape Convict Plea to Get True DNA Report(05.08.2015)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea by two of the four death row convicts in the December 16, 2012, gangrape-cum-murder case of a 23-year-old girl t.....

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Himachal High Court: Rape More Heinous Than Murder(12.08.2015)

HP High Court has ruled that 'Rape is more heinous than murder' while dismissing a bail application filed by four men who allegedly gang-raped a marri.....

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Supreme Court Slams Uber Rape Case Accused for Seeking Recall of Witnesses and Victim(14.08.2015)

Supreme Court has quashed Uber cab rape case accused Shiv Kumar Yadav’s plea seeking recall of witnesses including the victim to examine them afresh i.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC Criticises Lower Court For Awarding Lesser Sentence in Rape Case(14.08.2015)

Punjab and Haryana HC has criticised local court for convicting rape accused under wrong Section of Indian Penal Code, resulting in a milder sentence.....

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Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad High Court Takes Suo Motu Cognizance(11.04.2018)

Allahabad High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of the case of alleged gangrape of a Dalit girl in Unnao and the subsequent death of her father in .....

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Allahabad High Court: Don't Cremate Body of Unnao Gangrape Victim's Father(12.04.2018)

Allahabad High Court has ordered that the body of the Unnao gangrape victim's father should not be cremated, if already not done so.

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Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad High Court Slams UP Government(13.04.2018)

Allahabad High Court has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government on the Unnao rape incident and questioned the delay in the arrest of accused BJP MLA Kul.....

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Delhi HC Upholds Life Imprisonment of Five Convicts in Danish Woman Gang Rape Case(16.04.2018)

Delhi High Court has upheld a trial court verdict of life imprisonment for five convicts in the case of gang-rape of a Danish woman in the capital in .....

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Supreme Court: Long-term Sexual Intercourse in Relationship Can't be Termed 'Rape'(17.04.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that it is difficult to hold sexual intercourse in the course of a relationship which continued for eight years, as ‘rape’.

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Supreme Court Orders Security for Kathua Rape Victim's Family, Lawyer(17.04.2018)

Supreme Court has ordered adequate security for the Kathua rape victim's family, their lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat and others and sought the Jammu an.....

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Orissa HC: Criminal Case Can’t Be Quashed Merely Because Victim Didn’t Support Prosecution Case(18.04.2018)

Orissa High Court has observed that merely because the victim did not support the prosecution case during trial in respect of the co-accused persons, .....

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Delhi HC Asks Media Houses to Pay Penalty for Revealing Kathua Victim’s Identity(19.04.2018)

Delhi High Court has fined media outlets that revealed the identity of the eight-year-old victim in the heinous gang-rape and murder case in Jammu and.....

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Delhi High Court: Despite Rapes, Why No GPS in Autos?(19.04.2018)

Delhi High Court has sought to know from the Centre as to why it had exempted three-wheelers from location tracking device in the present scenario whe.....

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Bombay High Court: Discrepancies in Rape Victim’s Testimony Do Not Mean She is Lying(19.04.2018)

Bombay High Court has held that a witness, especially a rape or sexual abuse victim is not a ‘tape-recorder’ to depose in verbatim of her original sta.....

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Kathua Rape: Supreme Court Seeks Report on Conduct of Lawyers(20.04.2018)

Supreme Court has directed the Bar Council of India (BCI) to submit a report within three days on the conduct of lawyers in Jammu and Kashmir who alle.....

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Bombay High Court: India Seems Like Nothing But a Country of Crimes and Rapes(20.04.2018)

Bombay High Court has observed that India's image today has taken a beating with a growing perception abroad that it's a country of crimes and rapes a.....

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Delhi HC: Grant of Bail to Rape Accused on Plea of Community Service Unwarranted(20.04.2018)

Delhi High Court has quashed the order of a trial court granting anticipatory bail to a 26-year-old MBA student accused of rape after he offered to do.....

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President Promulgates Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance(23.04.2018)

President has promulgated Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018 to amend Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act to pave way for death penalt.....

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Delhi High Court Seeks Logic Behind New Law on Child Rape(24.04.2018)

Delhi High Court has questioned the move that allows courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children below 12 years of age and ask.....

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Even The Dead Have Dignity: Supreme Court on Disclosure of Rape Victims’ Identity(25.04.2018)

Supreme Court, while dealing with the issue of disclosure of identity of rape victims, has observed that even the dead have dignity and they cannot be.....

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#Breaking: Self-styled Godman Asaram Convicted for Rape of Minor Girl(25.04.2018)

A Jodhpur based Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court has convicted Asaram and four other co-accused in a rape case.

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Asaram Sentenced to Life in Prison in Rape Case(25.04.2018)

A Special Trial Court has sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life in prison (until death) after finding him guilty of raping a minor in 2013.

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Delhi High Court: Don’t Reveal Identity of Rape Victims for Public Sympathy(26.04.2018)

Delhi high court has said that the names or photographs of sexual abuse victims should not be revealed as such actions have long term “detrimental con.....

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Kathua Rape: Delhi HC Issues Notice to Google, FB, Twitter & YouTube for Revealing Victim’s Name(27.04.2018)

Delhi High Court has impleaded Google, Facebook, Twitter, Bing and YouTube as Respondents in the Petition initiated by it against media houses which h.....

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Supreme Court Shifts Kathua Rape Trial to Pathankot(08.05.2018)

Supreme Court has shifted the trial of Kathua rape-murder case outside Jammu and Kashmir to Pathankot in Punjab and has ordered day to day in-camera p.....

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Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad High Court Stays POCSO Trial, Questions Probe Agency's Conduct(23.05.2018)

Allahabad High Court has sought the CBI’s response on an affidavit filed by Unnao rape victim’s mother, who has alleged that the agency was not conduc.....

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Contraceptive Use Indicates Consent, Can't Allege Rape Post Break Up: Karnataka High Court(21.06.2018)

Karnataka High Court has ruled that woman who was on pills during seven-year relationship cannot allege rape after breakup.

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No Mercy Should Be Shown to Offender of Child Rape: Delhi High Court(28.06.2018)

Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction and sentence awarded to a child rapist, asserting that “child rape is inexcusable” and that “no leniency or.....

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Supreme Court Tells Kathua Witnesses To Approach High Court For Seeking Protection(03.07.2018)

Supreme Court has told three witnesses in Kathua rape and murder case to approach the High Court for seeking protection from alleged harassment and to.....

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Bombay High Court Refuses Relief to Mithun Chakraborty's Son, Wife in Rape Case(06.07.2018)

Bombay High Court has refused to grant any interim relief from arrest to actor Mithun Chakraborty's wife and son in a complaint of rape and cheating f.....

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Identity of Victims in Rape Cases Should Not be Disclosed, Reiterates Supreme Court(09.07.2018)

Supreme Court has reiterated that every attempt should be made by all the courts not to disclose the identity of victims in rape cases in terms of Sec.....

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Kathua Gangrape: Supreme Court Orders Shifting of Accused from Kathua to Gurdaspur Jail(10.07.2018)

Supreme Court has ordered shifting of seven accused in sensational Kathua gangrape and murder case of a minor girl from the Kathua district jail in Ja.....

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Delhi HC Observes that Marriage Doesn't Mean Consent for Sex(19.07.2018)

Delhi HC while hearing petitions on making marital rape an offence has observed that physical force is not necessary for rape as a man could bring her.....

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Woman’s Loose Character Does Not Give Men the Right to Rape Her: Bombay High Court(24.07.2018)

Bombay High Court has observed that even if the woman was assumed to be of loose character, it could not be said that men have a right to rape her or .....

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre, State Over Bihar Shelter Home Mass Rape(03.08.2018)

Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre and Bihar government seeking detailed report over Bihar's Muzaffarpur shelter home where at least 34 gi.....

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Supreme Court Asks Kerala Priests Involved In Rape Cases To Surrender(07.08.2018)

Supreme Court has cancelled the interim protection from arrest given to two clergymen, accused of sexually abusing a married woman, and asked them to .....

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Supreme Court Raps Bihar Government Over Muzaffarpur Rape Case(08.08.2018)

Supreme Court came down heavily on the Bihar government over the rape incidents in the state saying that women are being raped left, right and centre.

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Delhi HC: Child Rape is Inexcusable, Won’t Quash Ordinance(05.09.2018)

Delhi HC while declining to quash the ordinance that allows courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls aged below 12 has said th.....

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Orders 90 Lakh Compensation For Rape(12.09.2018)

Punjab and Haryana HC has directed the convict and his mother to pay Rs 90 lakh compensation to the survivor In the abduction and rape case of a minor.....

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Uber Rape Case: Delhi High Court Confirms Rapist Driver’s Imprisonment for Rest of His Life(17.09.2018)

Delhi High Court has affirmed the sentence of imprisonment for rest of life to Shiv Kumar Yadav, the Uber cab driver who had raped a 25-year-old execu.....

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Bombay High Court Lets Mumbai Teen Rape Survivor With Cancer to Abort 24-Week Foetus(17.09.2018)

Bombay High Court has permitted a 14-year-old rape victim afflicted with cancer to medically terminate her pregnancy which is now in the 24th week.

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Slightest Penetration of Whichever Degree Is Essential to Attract The Offence of Rape: Tripura HC(18.09.2018)

Tripura High Court has acquitted a man accused of attempting to commit rape charges observing that it is, at best, a case of fondling and to attract t.....

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Supreme Court Stays Death Penalty of a Man Convicted in Rape-Murder Case in Madhya Pradesh(18.09.2018)

SC has stayed the death sentence of a man convicted in rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh and it is the 12th case after Madhya .....

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Supreme Court Pulls Up Media Over Haryana Gang Rape Reports(19.09.2018)

Supreme Court criticized a section of the media for revealing the identity of the Haryana gang-rape victim and asked how such disclosures could be sto.....

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Madras High Court Acquits Accused and Makes Witness Take His Place(24.09.2018)

Madras High Court has acquitted a convict from all charges levelled against him in a child rape case and ordered de novo trial by implicating one of t.....

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Rape Survivor can be Prosecuted for Turning Hostile to Protect Accused: Supreme Court(01.10.2018)

Supreme Court has said that a rape survivor can be prosecuted for turning hostile to protect the accused when there is convincing evidence to prove th.....

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Delhi High Court Acquits Man in Rape-Murder Case of 81-Year-Old Woman(05.10.2018)

Delhi High Court has acquitted a man of the charges of raping and murdering an 81-year-old widow at her south Delhi residence over four years ago.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Plea by Accused in Kathua Case Seeking Fresh Probe(05.10.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by an accused in the sensational Kathua gang rape and murder case seeking fresh investigation in the matter on grou.....

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Kerala High Court Grants Conditional Bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala Nun Rape Case(16.10.2018)

Kerala High Court has granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal and also directed the Bishop to surrender his passport and not to enter Kerala state exce.....

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Delhi High Court Asks Police to Protect Rape Accused from His Accuser(22.10.2018)

Delhi High Court has asked Delhi Police to protect a man, after he alleged that a woman, who has lodged a rape case against him, is harassing him phys.....

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Delhi High Court Acquits 3 Accused of Raping Pregnant, Visually Challenged Woman(23.10.2018)

Delhi High Court recently acquitted three men, accused of kidnapping and raping a visually challenged pregnant woman, opining that there existed no me.....

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Ayanavaram Minor Girl Gangrape Case: Madras High Court Dismisses Plea for CBI Probe(01.11.2018)

Madras Hhigh Court has dismissed a plea moved by 14 accused in the Ayanavaram child gang rape case, seeking a CBI probe into the allegations.

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Delhi High Court Acquits Man from Charge of Raping 7 Year Old HIV Positive Boy(15.11.2018)

Delhi High Court has acquitted a security guard of a children's home of the charge of repeatedly raping a seven-year-old HIV positive orphan, observin.....

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Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Alleging Custodial Torture of Kathua Rape-Murder Case Witness(19.11.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea claiming that a key witness in the Kathua gang rape-and-murder case was allegedly tortured in custody by the Jammu .....

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DDA Rape Case: Delhi High Court Pulls Up Cops for Slow Probe(23.11.2018)

Delhi High Court has pulled up Delhi police for its tardy probe into the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) gang rape case which occurred a year ago an.....

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SC Grants Interim Protection to Rape Accused from Arrest Who Later Married the Victim(05.12.2018)

Supreme Court has granted interim protection from arrest to a ‘rape’ accused who was accused of kidnapping a girl and committing rape on her and later.....

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Delhi High Court Lets Teen Rape Survivor Terminate Pregnancy Despite Warning(05.12.2018)

Delhi High Court has allowed a 16-year-old rape survivor, who was 22 weeks pregnant, to terminate her pregnancy even after the medical board constitut.....

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Lack of Injury on Rape Victim’s Body is of No Help in Determining Consent: Bombay HC(29.12.2018)

Bombay High Court has observed that absence of any injury on the body of the victim cannot lead to a conclusion that she had given her consent and all.....

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Lack of Injury on Rape Victim’s Body is of No Help in Determining Consent: Bombay HC(29.12.2018)

Bombay High Court has observed that absence of any injury on the body of the victim cannot lead to a conclusion that she had given her consent and all.....

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It's Not Rape if Promise to Marry was Not Made with Intention to have Sex with Woman : SC(03.01.2019)

Supreme Court has held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intention to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an.....

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Shakti Mills Rape Case: Bombay HC Slams Maharashtra Government for ‘Insensitivity’(28.01.2019)

Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra Government for its “insensitivity” in failing to secure an expedited hearing on the confirmation of death .....

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Gujarat HC Quashes Rape Charges Against Ex-Husband for having Sexual Relations After Alleged Divorce(30.01.2019)

Gujarat High Court recently quashed rape charges levelled by a woman against her ex-husband who allegedly cohabited with her even after the dissolutio.....

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Gujarat HC Quashes Rape Charges Against Ex-Husband for having Sexual Relations After Alleged Divorce(30.01.2019)

Gujarat High Court has quashed rape charges levelled by a woman against her ex-husband who allegedly cohabited with her even after the dissolution of .....

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Rape Victim's Evidence Stands on Higher Pedestal Than That of Injured Witness: Bombay HC(11.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has acquitted a man convicted of raping his 15-year-old student who took tuition from him and also held that a rape victim's evidenc.....

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Bombay HC Raps School for Not Promptly Reporting Rape of 4 Year Old(11.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has rapped a reputed Pune school for failing to promptly report the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl student and upheld 10-yea.....

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CRIMINAL - Trend of Minor Rape Victims Turning Hostile is on Rise: Bombay HC(21.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has taken note of trend of minor rape victims turning hostile and observed mostly culprit is a relative so child is forced to forget.....

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Sex After Obtaining Consent by False Promise to Marry is Rape: SC(12.04.2019)

Supreme Court has reiterated that the consent for sexual intercourse obtained by a person by giving false promise of marriage would not excuse him fro.....

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Bombay HC Allows Quashing of Rape Case(15.04.2019)

Bombay High Court has allowed quashing of an FIR under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with rape, after the complainant submitted .....

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SC Directs State to Pay Rs. 50 Lakh Compensation & Provide Govt Job to Gujarat Riot Gang Rape Victim(23.04.2019)

Supreme Court has directed Gujarat Government to pay Rs. 50 lakh compensation and to provide government job to a woman who was gang raped during Gujar.....

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Bombay HC Upholds Conviction of Man Who Raped Minor(30.04.2019)

Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction of a 40-year-old man from Haryana, who was accused of raping his friend’s minor daughter on several occasi.....

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Bombay High Court: Only Rape Victim's Testimony Not Always Reliable(17.05.2019)

Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside the conviction of a 19-year-old man in a rape case, while observing that only the testimony of the victim .....

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Rajasthan High Court Issues Notice to State Government Over Rapes(17.05.2019)

Rajasthan High Court has issued a notice to the State Government on recent incidents of rape in the State, including the April 26 gang-rape of a Dalit.....

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Kerala High Court: Rape Case can be Quashed When Accused Married the Victim(27.05.2019)

Kerala High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against a rape accused who married the victim. The man was accused of offences punishable under Sec.....

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Delhi High Court Acquits Man of Rape Charge as Woman Makes 529 Calls Before Filing Complaint(07.06.2019)

Delhi High Court has acquitted a man of rape charge and held that the woman’s testimony “is unreliable and inspires no confidence and there are compel.....

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court Steps in on Valley Rape(07.06.2019)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the police to file a status report within two days on the rape of a three-year-old, taking up on its own the.....

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District and Sessions Court, Pathankot Convicts Six and Acquits One in Kathua Rape Case(10.06.2019)

District and Sessions Court Pathankot held six of the eight accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua including the .....

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Kathua Rape Case : District and Sessions Court, Pathankot Sentences Three Accused to Life Term(11.06.2019)

District and Sessions Judge Pathankot Tejwinder Singh has pronounced sentence in the ghastly crime relating to gang rape and murder of an eight year o.....

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Bombay High Court: Attempt to Rape Injurious Not Only Physically But Also Morally(11.06.2019)

Bombay High Court has noted that attempt to rape is equally injurious, not only to the victim physically but morally. Court was hearing an appeal file.....

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‘Rape’ ends in marriage, Karnataka High Court Quashes Case(13.06.2019)

Karnataka High Court has quashed the case of rape and cheating against the 25 year old man on the grounds that the alleged rape victim and the Accused.....

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Bombay High Court: Accuracy of Rape FIR Against Oberoi Doubtful(14.06.2019)

Bombay High Court has criticized Oshiwara police for "mechanically" arresting actor-singer Karan Oberoi without first "fairly and impartially examinin.....

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Danish Women Rape Case: Five Accused Held Guilty(07.06.2016)

Delhi court has held five persons guilty in the Danish woman gangrape case. Argument on the quantum of sentence will take place on 9th June, 2016.

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Gujarat HC Permits Abortion of Minor Rape Survivor's 22-Week Pregnancy(17.06.2016)

Gujarat HC has allowed a minor rape survivor to get her 22-week pregnancy terminated after a lower court had earlier denied permission on health groun.....

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Delhi HC: Rape Leaves Permanent Scars On Child Survivor(20.06.2016)

Delhi HC has dismissed a man's plea against a 10-year jail term awarded to him for raping a seven-year-old girl in 1996, saying the "abhorring act" le.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC Slams Haryana Govt. Over Delay in Collecting Facts in Murthal Gangrape Case(05.07.2016)

Punjab and Haryana HC has slammed Haryana Government for seeking more time to collect more facts in the Murthal gangrape case.

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Delhi HC Seeks Govt.'s Response over alleged 'Inconsistency' in Rape Law(21.07.2016)

Delhi HC has sought response of Delhi Government on plea which alleged that amendment made in 2013 in section 375 (rape) of IPC was "incorrect" and "i.....

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Delhi HC Directs AIIMS to Constitute Panel of Doctors to Examine Minor Rape Victim(26.07.2016)

Delhi HC has directed AIIMS to constitute a panel of doctors to examine minor rape victim and consider if her foetus can be aborted without endangerin.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC: Deaf-Mute Rape Survivor's Statement is Admissible in Court(05.08.2016)

Punjab and Haryana HC has held that a deaf and mute rape survivor is competent to testify against the accused and her statement is admissible before t.....

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Allahabad HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Of Bulandshahr Gang-Rape(08.08.2016)

Allahabad High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of gang-rape of a woman and her minor daughter on a highway passing through Bulandshahr district of.....

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SC Issues Notice to UP Govt. over Bulandshahr Gangrape(29.08.2016)

SC, while taking note of a plea of father of Bulandshahr gangrape victim that the probe and trial in the case be shifted out of Uttar Pradesh, has iss.....

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SC Lifts Stay on Investigation in Bulandshahr Gangrape Case(09.09.2016)

SC has lifted the stay on its investigation in the sensational Bulandshahr gangrape case, thus modifying its earlier order.

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SC Slams Kerela Govt. for Not Presenting Enough Evidence to Prove Guilt of Accused(09.09.2016)

SC, while rapping the prosecution, has said that there was no place for guesswork in a death penalty appeal and slammed Kerala Government for not pres.....

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Gujarat HC Denies Permission to Rape Survivor for Terminating Pregnancy(13.09.2016)

Gujarat HC has denied permission for termination of pregnancy of a 14-year- old rape survivor, citing medical reports which said the 28-week foetus is.....

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Madras HC Quashes Rape Case After Youth Agrees to Marry Dalit Girl(16.09.2016)

Madras HC has quashed rape case registered against a caste Hindu youth after he agreed to marry the victim, a Dalit, with whom he had sexual relations.....

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Bombay HC: No Need to ‘Recall’ Witnesses in Bilkis Bano Gang Rape Case(23.09.2016)

Bombay HC has rejected plea made by defence team to recall two witnesses, including a child witness, then merely 8 years old and a CBI Officer to test.....

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Punjab & Haryana HC: Why Not Let CBI Probe All Jat Agitation Cases(23.09.2016)

Punjab & Haryana HC has asked Haryana Government why all the FIRs, except the one registered into the alleged Murthal gangrape case, should not be han.....

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Bombay HC Rules: “Condoms Found in Youth’s Pocket Not Decisive Evidence in Gang Rape”(04.10.2016)

Bombay HC, while releasing on bail of a 25-year-old Pune IT professional arrested for his alleged involvement in a colleague's gang rape, has ruled th.....

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SC Dismisses Review Petition of Death Row Convict in Rape & Murder Case(05.10.2016)

SC has dismissed plea of a death row convict seeking review of his sentence in a rape-cum-murder case saying he was a "menace" and has become "threat .....

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Delhi HC Seeks Cops Opinion on Farooqui’s Appeal in Rape Case(06.10.2016)

Delhi HC has sought response of Delhi Police on a plea filed by Bollywood film 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui, sentenced to seven years im.....

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Delhi HC Grants Relief to Former Indian Hockey Captain Sardar Singh over Rape Case(14.10.2016)

Delhi High Court has granted a stay on legal proceedings against Former Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh in a City Trial Court in an alleged rape ca.....

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SC Rejects Interim Bail Plea of Asaram Bapu in Rape Case(25.10.2016)

Supreme Court has rejected interim bail plea of self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu, who is facing trial in rape cases, on health grounds and ask.....

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SC Sends Bihar RJD MLA Accused of Raping Minor Back to Jail(09.11.2016)

Supreme Court has asked a Bihar RJD Legislator accused of raping a schoolgirl to surrender for two weeks to enable rape victim to record her statement.....

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Delhi HC Set Aside Ten-Year Jail Term for Man Convicted for Raping his Tenant(14.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has set aside conviction and ten-year jail term awarded to a man, who was held guilty of raping his 30-year-old tenant, saying that w.....

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Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Former Judge Markandey Katju(14.11.2016)

Supreme Court has issued Contempt of Court Notice to Former Judge Markandey Katju for criticising Judges and not judgment in Soumya rape case.

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Bombay HC Rejects Bilkis Bano’s Plea to Intervene in Appeal Filed by Convicts(16.11.2016)

Bombay High Court has rejected a plea filed by Gujarat riot rape survivor Bilkis Bano to intervene and be heard in an appeal filed by convicts and in .....

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Kerala HC: Rape Survivors Eligible for Medical Termination of Pregnancy(16.11.2016)

Kerala High Court has held that a rape survivor is eligible for Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) as unwanted pregnancy is a threat to her life.

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SC Rejects Asaram Bapu’s Bail Plea in Rape Case(21.11.2016)

Supreme Court has rejected bail to rape accused Asaram Bapu and extended his custody till November 28.

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Delhi HC: Demonetization Must Not Affect Timely Relief to Rape Victims(24.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that demonetization should not come in way of banks releasing timely payments to compensate rape victims.

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SC Rejects Bail Plea of Rape Accused Raj Ballabh Yadav(24.11.2016)

Supreme Court has cancelled bail granted by Patna High Court to suspended RJD MLA Rajballabh Yadav who is facing trial for allegedly raping a minor gi.....

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Allahabad HC Acquits Two Gang Rape Accused After 20 Years(28.11.2016)

Allahabad High Court, while acquitting two convicts after 20 years in a gang rape case, has said there was not sufficient evidence in form of intern.....

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Delhi HC: Child Born As a Result of Sexual Offences Entitled to Compensation(14.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has held that a child born out of rape is clearly a victim of offence and entitled to compensation.

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Bombay HC Upholds Life Term for Youth Accused of Raping Four Year Old Girl(15.12.2016)

Bombay High Court has held a city youth, Sonu Varma, guilty of kidnapping and raping a four-year-old girl in Versova and upheld life imprisonment that.....

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Supreme Court Accepts Azam Khan's Unconditional Apology over Bulandshahr Gangrape Remarks(15.12.2016)

Supreme Court has accepted an "unconditional sincere remorse" by Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for his controversial remarks that Bulandshahr gangr.....

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Supreme Court: Need for Having Survivor-centric Approach Towards Sexual Assault Victims(16.12.2016)

Supreme Court while restoring conviction of a man for raping his nine-year old niece in 2009, has said that there is a dire need to have a survivor-ce.....

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Supreme Court: Don’t Harass Rape Survivor for Corroborative Evidence(23.12.2016)

Supreme Court has held that Courts should not harass a rape survivor by asking her to corroborative evidence to prove her allegations if her testimony.....

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Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Opinion over Conflict Between POSCO, IPC(06.01.2017)

Supreme Court has asked Central Government to examine need to amend a colonial-era provision in IPC that provides immunity to a man from being prosecu.....

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Bombay HC Rules, ‘Consensual Sex on Promise of Marriage is Not Rape’(06.01.2017)

Bombay High Court, while observing that ‘when two adults “consciously” enter into a physical relationship they are fully aware of consequences’, has d.....

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Bombay HC Acquits Four Held For Rape & Murder of Minor Girl(12.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has acquitted four youth, ten years after they were arrested for gangrape and murder of a three-and-a-half-year-old-girl in Govandi .....

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Bombay HC: Providing Aid to Rape Survivors is State’s Duty, Not Charity(18.01.2017)

Bombay High Court came down heavily upon State for its “insensitivity” towards survivors of rape and sexual violence and said that Government must not.....

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Karnataka High Court Quashes Rape Case Against ISKCON Functionary(18.01.2017)

Karnataka High Court has quashed a rape case registered against Kulashekar Chaithanya Das, who was a full-time volunteer and public relations in-charg.....

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P&H High Court: Circumstances Point Towards Rape in Murthal During Jat Agitation(20.01.2017)

Punjab & Haryana High Court has observed that statements of some witnesses and recovery of women's undergarments indicate that rapes had taken place a.....

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Bombay HC: Promise To Marry Cannot Be Considered An Inducement In Every Rape Case(23.01.2017)

Bombay High Court, while granting pre-arrest bail to a 21-year-old youth after his former girlfriend lodged a case of rape following their break-up, h.....

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Bombay HC Questions Rape Charges Against Women Who Let Husband Molest Minor(23.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has questioned rape charges on a woman, who was booked under section 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for not stopping her husband fro.....

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Delhi HC: “Should Rape Crisis Cells Be Closed”(25.01.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked Lieutenant Governor that ‘Should Rape Crisis Cells run by Delhi Commission for Women be closed down?’, in light of his clai.....

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Kerala HC: Educated Woman Having Sex Multiple Times on Promise of Marriage Isn't Rape(08.02.2017)

Kerala High Court has said that an educated woman engaging in sex multiple times with a person who has promised to marry her can only be treated as co.....

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Gujarat High Court Permits Pregnant Girl to Stay With Family of Accused Lover(16.02.2017)

Gujarat High Court has permitted an 18-year old pregnant girl to go and stay with family of her lover, who is lodged in jail on charges of rape and un.....

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Bombay HC: Drunk Women Consent For Sexual Intercourse Not an Excuse to Commit Rape(20.02.2017)

Bombay High Court held that consent given by an intoxicated woman will not be considered valid or an ‘excuse to commit rape’ when judging a relevant c.....

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Bombay High Court: ‘Compensating Rape Victims is State’s Duty, Not Charity’(02.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that rape victims are not beggars and giving compensation to women victims of crime is the State’s obligation and not chari.....

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Gujarat High Court Notices State Over Plea For SIT Probe in Naliya Gang rape Case(07.03.2017)

Gujarat High Court has issued notice to State Government on a petition moved by Naliya gangrape victim, who has sought further investigation into her .....

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Himachal Pradesh HC: Girl Voluntarily Accompanying Known Person Doesn’t Mean Consents Sex(09.03.2017)

Himachal Pradesh High Court, while convicting nine persons accused of raping a girl, has observed that ‘a girl voluntarily accompanying a known person.....

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Gujarat High Court: Woman Can’t Accuse Her Live-in-Partner of Rape(09.03.2017)

Gujarat High Court has held that a woman can't accuse her live-in partner of rape over a false promise of marriage and desertion.

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Tripura High Court Says ‘Physical Relation With Minor Girl Below 16 Amounts to Rape’(21.03.2017)

Tripura High Court has observed that physical relationship with a minor girl aged below 16 amounts to rape, even if a love relationship existed betwee.....

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SC Constitutes Panel to Ensure Gang rape, Rape Videos Removed From Internet(23.03.2017)

Supreme Court has constituted a high level committee comprising of Centre’s Information Technology officials who are to coordinate with internet giant.....

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Bombay HC Asks State to Frame Rules on Settling Rape Cases Post Compensation(24.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra Government to consider framing rules to deal with cases of rape victims, after accepting compensation, settle .....

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Madhya Pradesh High Court: 'Young Age' No Ground For Grant of Anticipatory Bail in Gang Rape Case(17.04.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed anticipatory bail application of an accused in a gang rape case with observation that “young age of applicant .....

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Bombay High Court Seeks State's Reply Over Policy For Children Born to Rape Victims(19.04.2017)

Bombay High Court has asked State Government whether there was a policy or scheme in place for children born to victims of rape.

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Bombay HC Says 'Rape Survivors’ Children are Victims Too'(21.04.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that merely giving compensation to rape survivors is not enough, and efforts should be made by State government to frame a .....

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Bombay High Court Sets Aside Rape Conviction For Infirmities in Evidence of Prosecution(24.04.2017)

Bombay High Court has set aside rape conviction of one Anant Shivde, giving him benefit of doubt after it was found that evidence of prosecution suff.....

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Gujarat High Court Allows 16 Year Old Rape Victim to Abort Over 20 Week Foetus(04.05.2017)

Gujarat High Court has permitted a 16-year-old rape survivor from Ramol to undergo an abortion.

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Bombay HC Junks Appeal By 11 Convicts, Sets Aside Acquittal of Cops in Gujarat Riot Rape, Murder Case(05.05.2017)

Bombay High Court has dismissed appeal filed by 11 convicts who were sentenced to life by a Trial Court in 2008, after being held guilty of gang-rapin.....

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Supreme Court: HIV Positive Rape Survivor Can't Terminate Pregnancy Due to Risk(10.05.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to grant permission to abort pregnancy of an HIV infected rape victim and directed Bihar Government to give her a compensati.....

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Delhi High Court Says 'Marital Rape' is a Serious Issue(16.05.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that marital rape is a "serious issue" which has notoriously become a "part of the culture".

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Rajasthan HC: Disclosure of Rape Victim’s Name in Judgment Doesn’t Allow Disclosure of Same in Media(17.07.2017)

Rajasthan High Court has refused to quash charges levied against a few journalists for disclosing name of a rape victim, refusing to accept their cont.....

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Delhi High Court Questions Centre on Marital Rape(19.07.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked Centre to provide justification for the exception under section 375 that allows a man to rape his wife if she is more than .....

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Supreme Court: Law Can't Treat Rape Victim as 'Child' on Her Mental Age(21.07.2017)

Supreme Court has ruled that a man who rapes or sexually abuses a mentally challenged adult victim cannot be tried under stringent provisions of Prote.....

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Delhi HC Extends Right To Self-Defence to Mother Protecting Kid From Rape(24.07.2017)

Delhi High Court, while extending protection of right of self-defence to a woman protecting her minor daughter from being raped, has acquitted a woman.....

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Delhi High Court: Women Term Consensual Acts As Rape After Break-Up(28.07.2017)

Delhi High Court, while upholding the acquittal of a government official in a rape case, has observed that when a relationship breaks up, women tend t.....

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Delhi HC: Cannot Quash Rape Charges Merely Because Accused Married Complainant(08.08.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused to quash rape charges against an accused who had gone on to marry the complainant.

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Delhi HC Asks Trial Court To Proceed Against Prosecutrix Who Filed False Gang-Rape Case(09.08.2017)

Delhi High Court has directed Trial Court to proceed against a prosecutrix for leveling false allegations of gang-rape against two Delhi-based doctors.....

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Supreme Court Observes 'Marital Rape Not Penal Offence'(10.08.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that the raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has b.....

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Supreme Court to Bihar Govt: Pay Rs 10 Lakh to Pregnant Rape Survivor(18.08.2017)

Supreme Court, while holding Bihar government responsible for not coming to rescue of 35-year-old destitute HIV positive woman who wanted to abort her.....

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced With 10 Years Rigorous Imprisonment By CBI Court(28.08.2017)

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim has been sentenced with 10-year jail term for rape by the CBI Court.

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Supreme Court Raps Gujarat Govt Over Slow Trial in Asaram Rape Case(29.08.2017)

Supreme Court has questioned Gujarat government over the slow pace of trial in rape case involving self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu.

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SC Orders 10 Lakh Compensation, Free Medical Facilities For 10-Yr-Old Rape Survivor(29.08.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Chandigarh administration to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to a 10-year-old rape victim who recently delivered a baby gi.....

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Supreme Court: Can Use Child Rape Law in Teen Marriages(01.09.2017)

Supreme Court has said that marriage is not an exemption under the law to protect children from sexual offences even though marital rape is not recogn.....

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Supreme Court Reserves Verdict on Girl Consent Age u/s 375 of IPC(07.09.2017)

Supreme Court has reserved the verdict on a plea seeking a clarification on if a man's physical relaion with his wife below 18 years of age amounts to.....

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Supreme Court Constitutes Medical Board on Abortion Plea of 13 Year-Old Rape Survivor(19.09.2017)

Supreme Court has constituted a medical board for examination of a 13 year-old rape survivor on a plea for abortion of her 22-week pregnancy.

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Supreme Court Allows Two Minor Rape Victims to Terminate Pregnancies(22.09.2017)

Supreme Court has allowed two minor rape victims from Delhi and Bengaluru to abort their fetus while observing that the medical boards have said termi.....

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Grants Bail to Rapists for Girl's 'promiscuous attitude'(25.09.2017)

Punjab and Haryana high court has granted bail to three convicts in the infamous blackmailing and gang rape case of a student of OP Jindal Global Univ.....

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Delhi High Court Finds Father Guilty of Rape(05.10.2017)

Delhi High Court while upholding a trial court order to sentence a man to life imprisonment for raping his nine-year-old daughter has said that “the .....

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Delhi High Court Allows Rape Victim to Terminate Pregnancy(11.10.2017)

Delhi High Court has allowed a 20-year-old rape victim to terminate her eight-week pregnancy, which she alleged was a result of a sexual assault on he.....

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"Sex With Wife Below 18 Is Rape", Says Supreme Court(11.10.2017)

Supreme Court has held that a man will be punished for rape if he is found to be guilty of having sexual intercourse with his minor wife. The apex cou.....

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Delhi HC: Mere Silence Can’t Be Taken As Proof Of Consensual Sexual Relations(24.10.2017)

Delhi High Court, while upholding the conviction and 10-year jail term of a man for repeatedly raping a minor for over six months, has held that "mere.....

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Madhya Pradesh High Court Pulls Up MP Government, Seeks Report Over Bhopal Gang Rape(14.11.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked the State government to submit an action taken report on a Bhopal gang-rape case, terming the police’s action and .....

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Delhi High Court: Rape Survivor’s Testimony Can Be Accepted Without Corroboration(21.11.2017)

Delhi High Court has observed that a rape survivor’s testimony can be accepted without corroboration, especially in a case where the rapist is her fat.....

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Supreme Court Reserves Its Verdict on Review Plea Filed by Death Row Convict 2012 Delhi Gangrape Case(13.12.2017)

Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death senten.....

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Rape Victim Can’t Be Forced To Bear Rapist’s Child: MP High Court(14.12.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that a rape victim cannot be compelled to give birth to a child of the rapist and if the conditions enumerated .....

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Supreme Court Orders Rs.15 Lakh Aid for Disabled Rape Victim(03.01.2018)

Supreme Court has directed Himachal Pradesh government to deposit Rs. 15 lakh as a lump-sum compensation for the welfare of a differently-abled rape s.....

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'How Can Those in Jail During Trial be Released After Conviction': SC on JGLS Rape Case(12.01.2018)

Supreme Court has indicated that two main convicts in the rape case involving former students of Sonepat's OP Jindal Global University will have to be.....

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Supreme Court Directs 2 AIIMS Doctors to Supervise 8-Month-Old Rape Victim Case(01.02.2018)

Supreme Court has said that it is "very much concerned" about the 8-month-old girl who was raped in Delhi and directed AIIMS to immediately send two c.....

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court Upholds Jail Sentence for Couple Convicted of Rape(02.02.2018)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has upheld the sentence of 10 years imprisonment for the couple accused of “the abduction and rape of a minor girl in Sri.....

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Supreme Court: Parliament Can Make Law on Rape Gender-Neutral(05.02.2018)

Supreme Court has left it to the Parliament to decide if women can be punished for rape.

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Supreme Court Asks Gang Rape Convicts To Share iCloud Password With Victim(08.02.2018)

Supreme Court has asked the convicts in a gang rape case, involving a student of a private university in Haryana, to share with the woman the password.....

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Supreme Court to MP Government: You Value Rape at Rs 6,500?(16.02.2018)

Supreme Court has pulled up all the states, in particular Madhya Pradesh for not showing enough concern to rape victims by specifying the amount of co.....

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Supreme Court: Decide on Appeal in Jindal University Rape Case in Five Months(16.02.2018)

Supreme Court has asked the Punjab and Haryana High Court to decide on the appeals filed by the three accused in the Jindal University gang-rape case .....

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Supreme Court Transfers Plea Seeking CBI Probe Into ‘Gangrape’ Of SC Minor Girl To Orissa HC(19.02.2018)

Supreme Court has transferred a petition seeking CBI probe into the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old Scheduled Caste girl by “men in uniform” and su.....

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Rajasthan HC Allows Student Accused of Rape of Co-Student to Continue His Studies(21.02.2018)

Rajasthan High Court has allowed a student, accused of raping a co-student, to continue his studies and attend the classes in the college.

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Prosecution Needn’t Adduce Evidence of Rape Against Each Accused In Gangrape Case: Bombay High Court(22.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has said that if it is proved that more than one accused had acted in concert with a common intention, then if rape had been committ.....

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Bombay High Court Bars Mumbai School Trustee Facing Rape Charges from Entering Institute's Premises(27.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has restrained the trustee of an international school in Andheri, who had been accused of rape, from entering the school premises un.....

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Bombay High Court Rejects Plea for Medical Termination of Pregnancy by ‘Rape Victim’(29.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has rejected the plea for medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) of a 32-year-old woman from Buldana district, who had claimed she h.....

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Sexual Relations Due to Deep Love Not Rape: Bombay High Court(02.04.2018)

Bombay High Court has held that a man cannot be convicted for rape for having sexual intercourse with a woman by "a misrepresentation of fact", when t.....

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Marital Rape an Injustice, Must be Criminalised: Gujarat High Court(03.04.2018)

Gujarat High Court has given relief to a man accused of raping his wife on the grounds that there was no law on marital rape. The Court, however, advo.....

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The perils of condning martyrdom(17.07.2015)

The Bombay High Court recently convicted a person on the basis of the sole witness testimony of the prosecutrix, an adolescent teen who was raped repe.....

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An urge towards protecting vulnerable witnesses(16.12.2015)

The Madras High Court confirmed a conviction and sentence of the accused by a trial court for the rape of a minor. It rejected contentions that the vi.....

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