30 January 2023


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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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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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Judgments

“Astrological incompatibility” cannot be used as a ground to avoid Rape charges(20.09.2021)

The applicant has filed present revision under Section 397 read with Section 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Cr.P.C.) against dismissal o.....

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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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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.....

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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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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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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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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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News

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Delhi High Court Refuses Plea to Direct Centre to Make Marital Rape a Ground for Divorce(09.07.2019)

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to the Centre to frame guidelines for registration of FIR for marital rape as also .....

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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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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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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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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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Supreme Court Refuses Plea to Frame Guidelines on Marital Rape as Ground for Divorce(02.07.2019)

Supreme Court has declined to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to frame appropriate guidelines for registration of FIR for marital r.....

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Delhi High Court Frees Man Jailed on Untrue Rape Charge(02.07.2019)

Delhi High Court has freed a man who was sentenced to 30 years rigorous imprisonment in 2014 for repeatedly raping a married woman after it found no e.....

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SC Grants Interim Stay on Execution of 7 Death Row Convicts in Rohtak Gangrape and Murder Case(05.07.2019)

Supreme Court has put an interim stay on the execution of seven death row convicts, who gangraped and killed a mentally challenged woman in Rohtak.

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Delhi High Court Acquits Man Serving 30 Year Jail Term for Gang Rape(08.07.2019)

Delhi High Court has acquitted a man, who in 2014 was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for raping a woman after confining her in a house for nine mo.....

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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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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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Apex Court Refuses to Seek Status Report on 20 Cases Against Unnao Rape Survivor, Her Family Members(13.08.2019)

Apex Court has declined to direct the Uttar Pradesh Government to file a report regarding the status of 20 cases registered against the Unnao rape sur.....

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Supreme Court Grants Two More Weeks to CBI to Probe Unnao Rape Survivor’s Accident(19.08.2019)

Supreme Court has granted two more weeks to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete the investigation into the road accident of Unnao ra.....

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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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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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Delhi Court Convicts Former BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar in Unnao Rape Case(16.12.2019)

Delhi Court has convicted the expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case. The Court acquitted another accused - Shashi Singh. Howeve.....

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Nirbhaya Rape Case: Delhi High Court Rejects Convict Pawan Gupta's Plea Claiming he was Juvenile(20.12.2019)

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea from one of Nirbhaya's rapists claiming he was a juvenile when he and five others gangraped the paramedic student.....

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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 Stays Juvenile Board Proceedings Against Kathua Rape Accused(10.02.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings before the Juvenile Justice Board against a ''minor'' allegedly involved in the gang-rape and murder of an ei.....

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Supreme Court: Accused Cannot be Convicted of Rape on Basis of Sole Testimony of Prosecutrix(17.02.2020)

Supreme Court has held that the conviction of an accused in Rape Cases cannot be done based on the sole testimony of the Prosecutrix unless she passes.....

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Karnataka High Court Dismisses Plea to Transfer Trial of Rape Case Against Nityananda(19.02.2020)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a Petition seeking to transfer the alleged rape case, against Swamy Nityananda @Rajshekharan and others, from Raman.....

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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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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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Bombay HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Army Major Accused of Rape(17.08.2020)

Bombay High Court has granted bail to Major Aunshuman Jha who is accused of rape by a 28-year-old IT Engineer in a telecom company.

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P&H HC Directs Registrar General to Circulate Observation on Lewd Question Put to Prosecutrix(21.08.2020)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has required its Registrar General to circulate to all the Designated Courts dealing with cases of Crime against Women, .....

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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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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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SC Asks UP Govt. to File Witness Protection Plan in Hathras Rape Case(06.10.2020)

Supreme Court has directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to file an affidavit stipulating Witness Protection Plan for the family and witnesses of the 19-.....

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Supreme Court Seeks Nationwide Data on Child Rape(16.07.2019)

Supreme Court has asked amicus curiae Senior Advocate V Giri to collect data relating to child rape cases from various states and place before it havi.....

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Issues Notices to Kathua Rape Convicts(18.07.2019)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to the State Government and six men convicted in the case of rape and murder of an eight year-old nom.....

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Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad High Court Dismisses Bail Plea of Accused Shashi Singh(19.07.2019)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed the bail plea of accused Shashi Singh, the accomplice of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in Unnao rape case. The court sa.....

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Madhya Pradesh High Court: Mutual Sex Even After Refusal to Marry Does Not Amount to Rape(22.07.2019)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed a rape case against man on the ground that the consent for sex was allowed by the prosecutrix even after knowing.....

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Delhi High Court Allows Conviction for Child Rape(24.07.2019)

Delhi High Court has observed the position of law on the reliability of evidence given by child witnesses while upholding a conviction for child rape......

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Allahabad HC Denies Bail to Man Who Allegedly Raped, Posted Woman's Obscene Snaps on FB(05.07.2021)

Allahabad High Court has denied bail to a man 'prima facie' accused of raping and posting obscene photographs of a woman on Facebook with whom he once.....

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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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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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Orissa HC Orders CID Crime Branch to Initiate Probe to Determine Authenticity of Affidavit(19.07.2021)

Orissa High Court has ordered the CID-Crime Branch to initiate a probe to determine the authenticity of an affidavit purportedly filed by a minor rape.....

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Kerala HC Seeks IO Report in Rape Case Filed by Olympian Mayookha Johny's Friend(20.07.2021)

Kerala High Court has sought the investigating officer's report in the matter where Olympian athlete Mayookha Johny's friend was allegedly raped and b.....

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Orissa High Court Disposes of PIL for Aid to Rape Victim after 15 Years(23.07.2021)

Orissa High Court has disposed of a public interest litigation filed 15 years ago seeking Rs 10 lakh compensation for a rape victim as it was not clea.....

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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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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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Supreme Court: Compromise Between Accused & Victim is of No Importance while Deciding Rape Cases(06.12.2019)

Supreme Court has reiterated that compromise between rape accused and victim is of no relevance in deciding rape cases. The Court observed that it is .....

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Gauhati HC Grants Bail to Student Accused in IIT, Guwahati Rape Case(24.08.2021)

Gauhati High Court has granted bail to a student who is an accused in the IIT, Guwahati rape case, noting that being a talented student, the accused i.....

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Calcutta High Court Orders CBI Probe into West Bengal Post-Poll Violence Cases of Murder and Rape(27.08.2021)

Calcutta High Court has handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the investigation of the cases related to murder, rape and crime agai.....

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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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Bombay High Court Grants Bail to 25 Year Old Man Accused of Raping Minor Girl(14.01.2020)

Bombay High Court has granted bail to Anirudha Yadav, a 25-year-old man accused of raping a minor girl, in a case under Protection of Children from Se.....

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Bombay HC Commutes Death Penalty of Three Convicts in 2012 Shakti Mills Gang Rape(25.11.2021)

Bombay High Court has commuted to life imprisonment the death penalty awarded to three repeat offenders in connection with the gang-rape of a photo-jo.....

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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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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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Supreme Court Allows 15 More Days to CBI for Completing Probe in Unnao Rape Survivor's Accident Case(25.09.2019)

Supreme Court has granted 15 more days to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete investigation in the accident case involving the Unnao.....

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Allahabad HC Allows for Termination of Pregnancy of 14-Yr Old Rape Victim(16.09.2021)

Allahabad High Court has allowed the termination of pregnancy of a 14-year old girl noting that she was a victim of rape who was carrying an unwanted .....

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Telangana High Court Orders Magisterial Inquiry Into Death of Hyderabad Rape Accused(20.09.2021)

Telangana High Court has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of Palakonda Raju, the 30-year-old accused in the case pertaining to the rape an.....

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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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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: Conviction for Rape Cannot be Solely Based on Statements Made to Police(22.10.2019)

Supreme Court has observed while acquitting a rape accused that the conviction of an Accused cannot be based solely on a statement of the witnesses re.....

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Court Directs to File FIR Against SIT Members that Investigated Kathua Rape-Murder Case(23.10.2019)

Local Court has directed the police to file a First Investigation Report against six members of the Special Investigation Team which probed the case, .....

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Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad High Court Dismisses CBI's Plea To Cancel Bail Of Accused(04.10.2021)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed applications filed by CBI for cancellation of the bail of three accused in the 2017 Unnao Gang rape on ground that .....

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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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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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Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Reply on Plea Against Revelation of Hyderabad Rape Victim's Identity(04.12.2019)

Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Centre on a plea against revelation of identity of the Hyderabad rape victim by certain media houses. .....

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Allahabad HC Denies Bail to Gang-Rape Accused Noting the Gruesome Nature of Crime(20.10.2021)

Allahabad High Court has denied bail to a Gang-Rape accused while noting that the accused was involved in the September 2020 incident, wherein the rap.....

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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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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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Supreme Court Asks for Report on Unnao Rape Case(03.09.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that it wants "fair and speedy trial" in the Unnao rape case, in which ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is an accused. The A.....

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Bihar Shelter Rapes Case: Supreme Court Permits Eight Girls to be Reunited with their Families(12.09.2019)

Supreme Court has permitted eight of the survivors who were sexually assaulted at a state-funded shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur to be reunited wi.....

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Kerala High Court: Marital Rape is Valid Grounds for Claiming Divorce(06.08.2021)

Kerala High Court has upheld that marital rape, although not penalised in India, is a good ground to claim divorce while dismissing a set of two appea.....

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Allahabad High Court Denies Bail to Accused in 2019 Jhunsi Gang Rape Case(16.08.2021)

Allahabad High Court has denied bail to an Accused in the 2019 Jhunsi Gang Rape case, noting that he, after taking the ill-advantage of his masculinit.....

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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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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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Bombay HC Issues Notice to Government on PIL for Protection of Rights & Identity of Rape Victims(03.02.2020)

Bombay High Court has issued notice to the Union of India and State of Maharashtra in a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for implementati.....

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Delhi HC Directs Constitution of Board to Examine Rape Victim for Termination of 24-Week Pregnancy(04.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed the constitution of a medical board to examine a minor rape victim, who is seeking permission to terminate her 24-week p.....

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Calcutta HC Acquits Man of Rape Charges on Failure to Fructify Promise to Marry(09.12.2021)

Calcutta High Court has acquitted a man of rape charges while noting that it would be incorrect to punish someone for the offence of rape if the promi.....

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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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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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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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SC: Low Age of Rape Victim Not Sufficient Factor to Impose Death Sentence(10.11.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that the low age of the rape victim is not considered as the only or sufficient factor for imposing a death sentence. The C.....

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UP Court Convicts Former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati in Chitrakoot Gang Rape Case(11.11.2021)

Special Court in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh has convicted former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati and two others in the Chitrakoot Gang Rape Case .....

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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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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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Kerala HC Dismisses Bail Applicatons in Walayar Rape-Death Case(05.01.2022)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the bail applications moved by the prime accused in the infamous Walayar rape-death case that had built up public outr.....

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Karnataka HC Dismisses Petition Filed by Rape Accused Seeking to Quash DNA Report(06.01.2022)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed by a rape accused seeking to quash the DNA report which confirmed him to be the biological father .....

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Tripura HC Upholds Conviction Of Rape Accused(07.01.2022)

The Tripura High Court has confirmed the conviction of rape accused of sexually assaulting a girl child. The court further stated that the mother of a.....

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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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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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Calcutta HC Dismisses Plea of Delayed Lodging of FIR, Upholds Conviction of Gang Rape(16.03.2022)

Calcutta High Court has observed that a delay of a few hours in lodging of the FIR by a victim of gang rape will not vitiate the prosecution case sinc.....

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Allahabad High Court Acquits Rape-Murder Accused, Sets Aside Death Penalty(17.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has rejected the reference made to it to confirm the death penalty awarded to a man accused of Raping and murdering a 75-year-old.....

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Allahabad High Court Acquits Rape-Murder Accused, Sets Aside Death Penalty(17.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has rejected the reference made to it to confirm the death penalty awarded to a man accused of Raping and murdering a 75-year-old.....

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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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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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Bombay HC Asks Medical Board's Opinion After Rape Survivor Seeks Termination of Pregnancy(13.04.2020)

Bombay High Court has directed the medical board at Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandrapur to give an opinion regarding arrangements that.....

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Kerala HC Denies Bail to Prime Accused Pulsar Suni in Sexual Assault Case(30.03.2022)

Kerala High Court has refused to grant regular bail to Pulsar Suni in 2017 sexual assault case where a well-known actress was abducted and raped in a .....

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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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Supreme Court Asks Allahabad High Court to Monitor CBI Probe in Hathras Rape Case(27.10.2020)

Supreme Court has asked the Allahabad High Court to monitor the ongoing Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Hathras gang-rape and murder ca.....

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Supreme Court Extends Deadline for Completion of Trial to Tarun Tejpal Rape Case(28.10.2020)

Supreme Court has granted additional time to a Goa Court for completion of the trial in the alleged rape case against Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-c.....

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Supreme Court Orders CRPF Protection to Victim's Family and Witnesses(28.10.2020)

Supreme Court, has directed that the security to the victim's family and the witnesses in the Hathras gang-rape and murder case shall be provided by t.....

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Bombay HC Upholds Rape Conviction & Life Sentence of Accused in Rape Case of 3-Year Old(28.10.2020)

Bombay High Court has dismissed an appeal against conviction filed by a 27-year-old man convicted of raping a 3 year old girl observing that the victi.....

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Punjab & Haryana High Court Rejects Parole Plea of Key Conspirator Sanji Ram(03.11.2020)

Punjab & Haryana High Court has rejected the parole plea of Sanji Ram, the key conspirator in the Kathua rape and murder case.

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SC Upholds Death Penalty of Man for Rape & Murder of 8 Year Old Disabled Girl(24.06.2022)

Supreme Court while upholding death penalty awarded to a 37-year old man for the rape and murder of a seven and a half year old girl who was mentally .....

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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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Kerala HC: Accused Charged with Attempt to Rape Entitled to Statutory Bail(31.08.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that an accused charged for attempt to rape under Section 511 read with Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 , is ent.....

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Gauhati HC: Rape is Violation of Victim's Fundamental Right Under Article 21(02.09.2020)

Gauhati High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a man convicted of raping a twenty-year old, observing that rape is a violation of victim's fundam.....

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Chhattisgarh HC Orders 7 Lakhs Compensation for Rape Victim(04.09.2020)

Chhattisgarh High Court has held in a Writ Petition that the Rape victim was entitled to compensation of Rs. 7 lakhs along with interest under Section.....

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MP HC Grants 2-Month Bail to Rape Accused to Marry Complainant(07.09.2020)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has granted temporary two-month bail to a man so that during this period the appellant can solemnize the marriage with the p.....

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Patna High Court Rejects Plea Moved by Ex-MLA Rajballabh Yadav for Suspension of Life Sentence(25.05.2022)

Patna High Court has rejected an interlocutory application moved by ex- MLA Rajballabh Yadav under Section 389(1) CrPC for suspension of sentence. The.....

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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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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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Gujarat High Court Quashes FIR for Rape of Minor by On Duty Police Officer(11.09.2020)

Gujarat High Court has quashed a First Information Report pertaining to rape of a minor by an on duty police officer, taking into account "full and fi.....

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MP HC Grants Bail to Rape Accused Considering His Medical Report(16.09.2020)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has granted bail to a person after considering his medical report that he is not medically fit and competent to perform sexu.....

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Rajasthan HC Directs DGP to Initiate Proceedings Against IO in Rape Case of Minor(17.09.2020)

Rajasthan High Court directed the Director General of Police to take departmental action and initiate departmental proceedings for major penalty again.....

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SC: Failure of Relationship is No Ground for FIR for Repeated Rape(15.07.2022)

Supreme Court has held that where a woman has willingly been staying with a man and had a relationship with him, and if the relationship is not workin.....

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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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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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SC Dismisses Mother's Plea to Review Judgment Commuting Death Sentence of Rape And Murder Convict(26.07.2022)

Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by a mother seeking review of its Judgment commuting the death sentence awarded to a man convicted for th.....

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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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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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Punjab & Haryana High Court Denies Bail to Gang-Rape Accused(24.07.2020)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has denied bail to a gang-rape accused, observing that merely because the DNA report of the rape victim does not match w.....

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Delhi HC Criminalizes Marital Rape; Holds Exception 2 Of Section 375 IPC Unconstitutional(11.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has passed a split verdict challenging the Exception 2 of Section 375 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, exempting forceful sexual intercour.....

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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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J&K HC: Minor Rape Victims Entitled to Receive Detailed Information of Proceedings(29.12.2020)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that minor rape victims are entitled to receive most appropriate information of the proceedings which would incl.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notices on Plea for Action Against Social Media Sites(11.01.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a Petition filed by an advocate seeking action against major social media platforms for revealing the identity o.....

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SC: Wife Conceiving Out of Forced Sex Can Seek Abortion Under MTP Act(29.09.2022)

Supreme Court while observing that rape must be held to include ‘marital rape’ for purpose of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, has held tha.....

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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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Kerala HC Directs State Police Chief to Expedite Probe in False Rape Charges(23.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has asked the State Police Chief to entrust to a competent officer the investigation of a case registered against a woman who had re.....

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Patna HC Directs Subordinate Courts to Refrain from Disclosing Identity of Rape Victim in Judgments(01.03.2021)

Patna High Court has directed all Courts subordinate to ensure that the identity of the rape victim is not indicated in Orders/Judgment, unless such d.....

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SC Acquits 3 Men Who Were Sentenced to Death in Chhawla Rape & Murder Case(08.11.2022)

Supreme Court has acquitted three men accused in 2012 Chawla gang rape case who were sentenced to death by Delhi High Court.

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MP HC Suspends Gang Rape Convict's 25 Yrs of RI Sentence Considering His 5 Yrs of Custody(08.11.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has suspended the sentence awarded to a gang rape convict to undergo 25 years of rigorous imprisonment in view of the period.....

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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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Bombay HC Sets Aside Conviction of Man Accused for Rape on Defence of Consensual Relationship(01.02.2021)

Bombay High Court has set aside the conviction of a man for rape after observing that the testimony of the prosecutrix did not inspire confidence and .....

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Delhi HC Refuses to Quash Rape Case Where Accused and Complainant Settled(02.02.2021)

Delhi High Court has refused to quash a Rape Case on the basis of compromise entered into between the parties, wherein petitioner/accused and the resp.....

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Odisha POCSO Court Sentences Man to 20 Years Rigorous Imprisonment for Rape of 10 Year Old(01.11.2022)

Odisha POCSO Court has convicted a man and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for twenty years in a 2018 rape case which took place in the.....

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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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Delhi HC Rejects Bail Plea of Rape Accused Who Misled Court on Settlement Via Fake Affidavit(22.02.2021)

Delhi High Court has rejected the bail application of a rape accused who filed a fake affidavit with forged signatures and a fake Aadhar card copy of .....

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Delhi HC Convicts Man for Raping 11-Yr-Old, 11 Years After Acquittal by Trial Court(12.09.2022)

Delhi High Court has convicted a man for raping an 11 year old minor victim in the year 2010, more than 10 years after his acquittal in 2011 by trial .....

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Allahabad HC Allows Termination of 23 Week Pregnancy of 12 Year-Old Rape Survivor(14.09.2022)

Allahabad High Court while allowing Writ Petition that was filed before it to terminate the 24-week-old pregnancy of a 12-year-old rape survivor, stat.....

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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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SC: Not Every Breach of Promise to Marry is Rape(31.01.2023)

Supreme Court while acquitting a man who was concurrently convicted in a rape case, has observed that it would be wrong to consider every breach of pr.....

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SC: Not Every Breach of Promise to Marry is Rape(31.01.2023)

Supreme Court while acquitting a man who was concurrently convicted in a rape case, has observed that it would be wrong to consider every breach of pr.....

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MP HC Denies Bail to Man Who Allegedly Rape Victim by Impersonating as Hindu(31.01.2023)

Madhya Pradesh High Court while denying bail to one Hashim, who has been accused of raping a girl belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) community by i.....

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Gujarat Court Sentences Asaram Bapu to Life Imprisonment in Disciple Rape Case(01.02.2023)

Gujarat Court, Gandhinagar has sentenced Godman Asaram to life imprisonment in connection with a case in which he was convicted for repeatedly raping .....

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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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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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Gujarat High Court Permits Minor Rape Victim to Terminate 24-Week Pregnancy(26.07.2019)

Gujarat High Court has allowed a minor rape victim to terminate her 24-week pregnancy, taking note of the empanelled doctors’ opinion that continuing .....

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Narayan Sai Rape Conviction: Gujarat High Court Grants Regular Bail to Two of Sai Aides(01.08.2019)

Gujarat High Court has granted bail to two convict aides of self-styled godman convicted of rape, Narayan Sai. Sai and four others were convicted on c.....

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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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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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Patna HC Acquits 3 Accused Persons of Rape and Murder Charges of Minor Girl(07.04.2021)

Patna High Court has acquitted three accused persons of the charges of raping and murdering a 13 year old minor girl thereby setting aside the death s.....

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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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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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Supreme Court Initiates Suo Motu Action to Curb Spiralling Child Rape Incidents(12.07.2019)

Supreme Court has initiated a suo motu action on the rising incidents of child rape and a growing perception of slack law enforcement. The Court while.....

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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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P&H HC Orders DCP of Punjab Police to Form All-Women SIT to Probe Into Rape Allegations(27.05.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the DCP of Punjab Police to form a three-member all women SIT (Special Investigation Team) to probe into the.....

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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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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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Supreme Court: Not Rape if Woman has Sex Knowing Marriage Unsure(22.08.2019)

Supreme Court has ruled that every breach of promise to marry cannot be a false promise,making a man culpable under the rape charge if he has sexual r.....

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Supreme Court Dismisses Pleas by Rape Survivor & Convicted Ex-Catholic Priest to Marry Each Other(02.08.2021)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain an application moved by survivor of Kottiyoor rape case from Kerala, expressing willingness to marry former Cat.....

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Kerala HC: Penetrative Sexual Act Between Thighs of Victim Held Together is Rape(04.08.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that when the body of the victim is manipulated to simulate a sensation akin to penetration of an orifice, the offence of r.....

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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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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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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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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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Allahabad HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To Rape Accused Till Completion Of Probe As He Marries Victim(17.10.2022)

Allahabad High Court has granted pre-arrest bail to a Rape accused till the completion of the investigation or till the filing of the police report/ch.....

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J&K&L HC to Medical Board: Take Fresh Decision on Minor Rape Victim's Pregnancy of 23 Weeks(27.10.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has directed a medical board in Srinagar to undertake a fresh medical check of a minor rape victim to take a f.....

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Manipur HC: Indian Women Will Not Concoct Untruthful Story of Rape for Blackmail or Revenge(31.10.2022)

Manipur High Court while dismissing anticipatory bail applications filed by rape accused has held that an Indian woman traditionally will not bring fa.....

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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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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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Bombay High Court Convicts Man of Rape 22 Years Later But Declines to Impose Sentence(27.08.2019)

Bombay High Court has convicted Hemant Mittal, a 38 year old man for rape, 22 years after the said crime was committed. However the Court did not impo.....

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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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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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Delhi HC Denies Anticipatory Bail to Woman Who Allegedly Threatened Man of Filing False Rape Case(20.08.2021)

Delhi High Court has denied anticipatory bail to a woman who allegedly threatened a man of filing rape case against him if he failed to meet her deman.....

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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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'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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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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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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SC Sets Aside Grant of Furlough to Self-Proclaimed Godman and Rape Convict Asaram’s Son(20.10.2021)

Supreme Court has set aside the grant of two weeks' furlough to self-proclaimed godman and rape convict Asaram's son Narayan Sai who is also serving l.....

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Telangana High Court Permits Minor Rape Victim to Abort 26 Week Old Foetus(20.10.2021)

Telangana High Court has recently permitted a minor rape victim to terminate her 26 week old pregnancy by observing that the life of the foetus or the.....

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Supreme Court Stays Allahabad HC's Order on Statement of Student who Accused Chinmayanand of Rape(18.11.2019)

Supreme Court has stayed the Allahabad High Court order on Chinmayanand's request for a certified copy of a Shahjahanpur woman law student's statement.....

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Supreme Court: Offence of Attempt to Rape can be Attracted Even if Accused had not Undressed Himself(21.11.2019)

Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man under Section 376 read with Section 511 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 for attempt of rape to a woman.....

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Allahabad High Court Denies Bail to Person Accused of Gang-Rape of Girlfriend(01.11.2021)

Allahabad High Court has denied bail to a person accused of gang-raping his girlfriend, along with three other persons noting that he (boyfriend of th.....

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Allahabad High Court: Rape Victim Cannot be Compelled to Undergo DNA Test(13.12.2021)

Allahabad High Court has ruled that a victim of rape cannot be compelled to undergo DNA test to determine the paternity of her child. The Court was ad.....

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Allahabad High Court Denies Bail to Sage Booked for Raping Minor(03.09.2021)

Allahabad High Court has denied bail to a Sage (Baba) accused of raping the minor victim/girl noting that he was known to the victim's father and used.....

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Supreme Court Raps Bengal, UP as Child Rape Cases Pile Up(27.12.2019)

Supreme Court has come down heavily on Governments of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh for an "extremely deplorable state of affairs" with regard to tria.....

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Kerala High Court Directs CBI to Submit Report in Investigation of Walayar Rape-Death Case(23.11.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to present a report on the progress in the investigation conducted so far in the Wa.....

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Karnataka HC: In Case of Heinous Offence of Rape, Proceedings Cannot be Quashed(25.11.2021)

Karnataka High Court has held that in a case of heinous offence of rape, even if the parties have settled the dispute, the same cannot be accepted and.....

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Bombay High Court Rejects Tarun Tejpal's Plea for In-Camera Hearing of Rape Case Appeal(25.11.2021)

Bombay High Court has rejected an application moved by journalist Tarun Tejpal under Section 327 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for conductin.....

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Supreme Court Commutes Death Sentence of Man Convicted of Rape & Murder of 11 Year Old Girl(19.01.2022)

Supreme Court has commuted death sentence awarded on a man convicted of rape and murder of eleven year old girl. The Court has taken into account the .....

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Madras HC Confirms Conviction and Life Sentence for Gang Rape of Dalit Woman(27.09.2021)

Madras High Court has confirmed the conviction and life sentence imposed by a trial court on four men for gang-raping a Dalit woman at Namagiripet in .....

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Delhi HC Stays Action Against Police Officials for Filing Two Distinct Chargesheets in Minor Rape Cas(26.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has stayed a trial court order directing legal action against an Investigating Officer and SHO for filing two distinct chargesheets i.....

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Bombay HC Confirms Death Sentence for Rape and Murder of 3 Year Old(26.11.2021)

Bombay High Court has confirmed the death sentence awarded to a convict who raped and murdered a 3 year 9 months old girl, who had ventured out of her.....

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Madras High Court Sets Aside Capital Punishment of Rape & Murder Accused(29.11.2021)

Madras High Court has reiterated the settled law on circumstantial evidence and the nature of inferences drawn therefrom for convicting an accused in .....

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Karnataka HC Grants Bail to Rape Accused Noting Victim Used to Video Call Accused(29.11.2021)

Karnataka High Court has granted bail to a rape accused noting that the victim, a married woman herself, used to make video calls to the accused early.....

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Kerala HC Reduces Sentence Imposed on Former Catholic Priest Mathew Vadakkumchery(02.12.2021)

Kerala High Court has reduced the sentence imposed on former Catholic priest Robin Mathew Vadakkumchery from 20 years to 10 years of rigorous imprison.....

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Allahabad HC Denies Bail To Accused Of Committing Rape By False Promise To Marry(07.01.2022)

Allahabad High Court has denied bail to the accused of committing Rape by establishing a physical relationship with the Victim on a false promise to m.....

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Delhi High Court Denies Quashing of FIR Against Rape Accused(10.01.2022)

Delhi High Court has refused to quash an FIR containing allegations of rape against a Government Servant. The court has observed that such an FIR cann.....

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Delhi High Court Upholds Conviction Of Accused Charged With Rape Under POCSO Act(10.01.2022)

Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction to a man for raping a 5 year old minor victim in a POCSO case. The Court held that presence of the semen is.....

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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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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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Supreme Court Rejects Plea of Mukesh Singh Stating All Remedies Utilized(17.03.2020)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, se.....

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Delhi High Court Grants Two Weeks Time To Centre For Deciding Its Stand on Marital Rape Exception(08.02.2022)

Delhi High Court has granted two weeks' time to the Central Government to decide and clarify its stand in a bunch of pleas challenging the exception o.....

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Delhi HC Questions NGO Over Alleged Denial to Meet Shahdara Gangrape Case Victim(15.02.2022)

Delhi High Court has told an NGO United Sikhs, who alleged that it was denied meeting the victim and family of the recent Shahdara gangrape case, as t.....

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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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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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Kerala High Court Allows Abortion for 14 Year Old Rape Survivor(06.04.2020)

Kerala High Court has allowed the termination of 24-week long pregnancy of a 14-year-old rape survivor, based on the opinion of the Medical Board that.....

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Gujarat HC Rejects Asaram's Bail Plea in 2013 Rape Case, Directs Trial Court to Complete Trial(16.12.2021)

Gujarat High Court has rejected the bail application of self-proclaimed godman and rape convict Asaram Bapu in a rape case filed against him by a woma.....

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SC: Husband Having Pre-Marital Affairs Not Sufficient Grounds for Kidnapping, Rape Charges(27.12.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that husband having some pre-marital love affairs can hardly be a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, wh.....

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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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Supreme Court Stays Death Warrant Against Rape Convict of 3-Year Old Minor(20.02.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed the death warrant issued against 22-year-old Anil Yadav, convicted for the rape and murder of a 3-year old girl in Surat stat.....

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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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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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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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Calcutta HC: Delay in Lodging FIR in Rape Cases Not to Vitiate Prosecution Case(03.02.2022)

Calcutta High Court has observed that there is existing social stigma associated with the offence of rape and accordingly held that a delay in lodging.....

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Uttarakhand High Court Allows Termination of Foetus of Rape Victim(07.02.2022)

Uttarakhand High Court has allowed the termination of a 28 weeks foetus of a rape victim, granting relief to the victim. The Court has held that there.....

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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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Allahabad HC Acquits Minor's Rape-Murder Accused, Sets Aside Death Sentence(09.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has rejected the reference made to it to confirm the death penalty awarded to a man accused of burning a 14-year-old girl alive a.....

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Kerala High Court Permits 10 Yrs Old Rape Survivor to Medically Terminate 30 Weeks Pregnancy(11.03.2022)

Kerala High Court has come to the aid of a 10-year old girl who was allegedly sexually abused by her father, by permitting her to undergo medical term.....

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Karnataka HC: Man Cannot Escape Trial for Rape Only Because Victim is Wife(25.03.2022)

Karnataka High Court has said that a man cannot escape trial for rape only because the victim is his wife, stating that a brutal act of sexual assault.....

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Calcutta HC Seeks Medical Report in Rape Case of 11-Yr Old in WB's Basirhat(31.03.2022)

Calcutta High Court has directed the State government to submit the case diary along with a status report that pertains to the investigation into the .....

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Kerala HC: Rape on False Promise of Marriage Can't Be Presumed on Marriage to Another Woman(05.04.2022)

Kerala High Court has observed that merely because the accused contracted another marriage immediately after the sexual act with the victim, it cannot.....

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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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Karnataka HC: Rape Proceedings can be Closed on Account of Settlement Between Parties(31.05.2022)

Karnataka High Court has held that closure of proceedings on account of settlement arrived at between the parties, even for offence of rape, is permis.....

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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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Orissa HC Releases on Bail Man Accused of Rape of Minor Upon Marriage to Victim(28.07.2020)

Orissa High Court has granted bail to a man accused of rape of a minor, noting his submission that while availing interim bail, he has married the sur.....

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Allahabad HC Imposes Cost on Woman for False Rape Charges Against Husband Before Marrying Him(25.04.2022)

Allahabad High Court has quashed an FIR lodged pursuant to the false allegations of rape made by a woman, who later on, got married to the accused, as.....

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Bombay HC Upholds Conviction & Life Sentence of Father Who Raped Minor Daughter(09.10.2020)

Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a father who raped his own minor daughter for over a year repeatedly.

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Kerala HC: Anticipatory Bail Maintainable even if Accused is in Abroad(01.06.2022)

Kerala High Court while granting anticipatory bail to actor Vijay Babu in a rape case held that accused being abroad does not preclude him from having.....

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Mumbai Court Sentences Man to Death for Barbaric Rape & Murder of 32 Years Old(03.06.2022)

Mumbai Sessions Court has sentenced a man to death for rape and murder of 32 years old, stating that it agrees with prosecution that the injuries were.....

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Delhi HC Quashes Rape FIR Against Father-in-Law In Matrimonial Disputes(06.06.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that in matrimonial offences, quashing of First Information Report is welcome as it shows that parties have decided to put a.....

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Delhi HC Awards Life Imprisonment for Gang Rape and Murder of 3 Years Old(07.06.2022)

Delhi High Court has awarded life sentence to three men for gang rape and murder of a three year old minor child. The Court stated that the act was do.....

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MP HC Quashes Rape Case Filed by Second Wife After a Delay of 18 Years(13.06.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed a rape case against a man registered after a delay of 18 years by his second wife as the Court noted that it was.....

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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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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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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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Delhi HC: Non-Examination of 4 Year Old Rape Victim Not Fatal To Prosecution(14.06.2022)

Delhi High Court has upheld life sentence awarded to accused for committing rape on a 4 year old minor girl within his close family. The Court observe.....

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Rajasthan HC: Unwarranted Pregnancy from Rape Causes Grave Injury to Victim's Mental Health(20.06.2022)

Rajasthan High Court while allowing a rape survivor to medically terminate 18 weeks pregnancy has held that the anguish caused by an unwarranted pregn.....

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Kerala HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Actor Vijay Babu in Rape Case(22.06.2022)

Kerala High Court has granted pre-arrest bail subject to conditions to Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu in the case wherein an actress accused him .....

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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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SC: Misconception of Fact About Promise to Marry Has to be in Proximity of Occurrence of Rape(29.09.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that misconception of fact arising out of promise to marry has to be in proximity of time to the occurrence of rape and can.....

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NHRC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Hathras Gang Rape Case(01.10.2020)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government, asking it file a report, taking suo moto cognizance of the "seriou.....

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Allahabad HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Hathras Case(05.10.2020)

Allahabad High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of the Hathras gang rape case, stating that it is an "extremely sensitive" matter, touching upon th.....

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Kerala HC: Relationship Turning Sour Later Will Not Attract Offence of Rape(08.07.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that rape charges will not be attracted against a man merely because the relationship between him and a woman turned sour o.....

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Telangana HC: Married Woman Willfully Cohabitating With Another Man Can't Prosecute Him for Rape(12.07.2022)

Telangana High Court has held that a married woman, willfully cohabitating with another man, cannot prosecute him for Rape on his refusal to marry her.....

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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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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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J&K HC Directs Trial Courts to Avoid Disclosing Identities of Rape Survivors(28.12.2020)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the trial Courts of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh "to avoid disclosing identity of .....

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Bombay HC: Rape Convict's Advanced Age & Regular Attendance No Reason for Lesser Sentence(22.08.2022)

Bombay High Court while enhancing the prison sentence of a man who raped his deaf and mute sister-in-law in 2005, has held that a rape convict's advan.....

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Kerala HC Allows Termination of 28 Week Pregnancy of 14 Year Old Rape Survivor(22.08.2022)

Kerala High Court while allowing a Writ Petition that was filed to terminate the 28 week old pregnancy of a 14 year old rape survivor has held that 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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Delhi HC: Sex on Promise of Marriage Not Rape if Consensual Sex Over Long Period(17.12.2020)

Delhi High Court has held that sex on promise of marriage doesn’t constitute rape if a woman has consensual sex over a long period. The Court has stat.....

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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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Allahabad HC Bars Officials from Giving Public Statements on Hathras Gangrape and Murder Case(14.10.2020)

Allahabad High Court has barred officials who are not directly connected with the investigation in the Hathras gangrape and murder case from giving an.....

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Patna HC Acquits Rape & Murder Accused Who Was Sentenced to Death by Trial Court(21.10.2020)

Patna High Court acquitted a rape and murder accused setting aside the death sentence awarded by the Trial Court.

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Bombay HC Refuses Mentally Challenged Rape Victim to Terminate 35-Week Pregnancy Citing Health Risk(08.08.2022)

Bombay High Court has refused to allow a mentally challenged rape victim to terminate her 35-week (8.5 months) pregnancy after a board of medical expe.....

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UP Court Acquits MP Atul Rai in Rape Case(10.08.2022)

Uttar Pradesh Court has acquitted Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), MP Atul Rai, in an alleged rape case filed by a 24-year-old woman as it noted that the FI.....

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AP HC: Rape Case Can't be Lodged Merely Because Consensual Relationship Did Not Work Out(16.08.2022)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has held that failure of a consensual relationship cannot be a ground for lodging an FIR for offence of Rape under Section 3.....

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SC Stays Karnataka HC Judgment Which Allowed Trial of Husband for Marital Rape(20.07.2022)

Supreme Court has stayed the judgment of the Karnataka High Court which allowed the trial of a husband for the offence of rape alleged by his wife. Th.....

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Del. HC: Act of Rape is Not Mitigated Merely Because Sexual Abuse Resulted in Marriage(25.07.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that merely because an act of sexual abuse results in marriage between the victim and the accused or in birth of a child, it.....

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Allahabad HC Stays Gang Rape Trial Against Father And His 2 Sons(25.07.2022)

Allahabad High Court has stayed a criminal trial against two real brothers who have been accused of gang-rape along with their father who has been ac.....

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Ker HC: Rape Allegation Not Sustainable if Woman Continued Relations After Knowing of Man's Marriage(10.10.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that if man retracts his promise to marry by marrying someone else, the consensual sex the women have after knowing that wi.....

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SC Acquits Man Convicted for Alleged Rape & Murder of Minor Girl Without Any Evidence(29.09.2022)

Supreme Court while acquitting a man who was sentenced to death for alleged rape and murder of a six year old girl, has noted that there are serious i.....

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SC: Rape Victim's Statement Mustn’t be Disclosed to Anyone Including Accused Till Charge-Sheet Filed(03.11.2022)

Supreme Court has held that rape victim's statement made under Section 164 CrPC should not be disclosed to any person including accused till charge-sh.....

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UP Court Awards Death Penalty to 2 Accused for Minor’s Gang Rape(04.11.2022)

Uttar Pradesh Court, Pratapgarh has sentenced 2 convicts to death for kidnapping and rape of a minor girl while observing that the accused not only fo.....

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Delhi HC Upholds Life Sentence of 3 Accused for Raping Minor in 2011(04.11.2022)

Delhi High Court while rejecting prayer for remission has upheld the life sentence awarded to three men for raping a minor girl in 2011 who was first .....

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Jharkhand HC Orders Rs. 10 Lakhs Compensation to Blind Minor Girl Gang-Raped by Family Members(15.09.2022)

Jharkhand High Court while ordering Rs. 10 lakhs compensation for blind minor girl who was subjected to gang-rape by her own family members, including.....

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Bombay HC: Consent Obtained For Sex Without Disclosing First Marriage Constitutes Rape(28.07.2022)

Bombay High Court while refusing to discharge husband in a rape case filed by a Marathi actress, has held that consent obtained for sex in a second ma.....

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SC: Promise of Marriage Made in Good Faith But Subsequently Not Fulfilled Not Rape(03.08.2022)

Supreme Court while quashing a rape case, has held that there is a distinction between a false promise to marriage and a breach of promise which is ma.....

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Delhi HC: Victim's Statement U/S 164 CrPC Disclosing Offence of Rape Sufficient to Frame Charges(24.11.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that victim's statement under Section 164 CrPC disclosing the offence of rape shall be sufficient to frame charges against t.....

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Sikkim HC Directs Doctors To Abstain from Using Two-Finger Test(25.11.2022)

Sikkim High Court while observing that medical examination using two-finger test affects the dignity of the rape survivors, has asked doctors to desis.....

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SC: Rape Accused Has No Right to Demand In-Camera Hearing(29.11.2022)

Supreme Court while dismissing Journalist Tarun Tejpal's plea for in-camera hearing in rape case appeal, has held that the objective of Section 327 Cr.....

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MPHC Modifies ‘Kind Enough to Leave Rape Victim Alive’ Remark After Criticism(31.10.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has modified its judgment which stated that rape convict was ‘kind enough to leave the prosecutrix alive’ to ‘however, consi.....

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Supreme Court Bans Two-Finger Test in Rape Case(31.10.2022)

Supreme Court has banned "Two-Finger Test" in rape cases and has warned that persons conducting such tests will be held guilty of misconduct. The Cour.....

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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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Allahabad HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Chinmayanand Saraswati(22.12.2022)

Allahabad High Court has granted interim anticipatory bail to former Union minister Chinmayanand Saraswati in connection with the Shahjahanpur Rape Ca.....

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Bombay HC Imposes Cost on Law Firm for Disclosing Rape Victim’s Name in Petition(27.12.2022)

Bombay High Court has observed that despite Section 228A of IPC and repeatedly telling Advocates that it is an offence to disclose name of rape victim.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Rape Victim, Name, Law Firm, Cost

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SC: Courts Cannot Punish Accused Based on Suspicion(09.11.2022)

Supreme Court while acquitting three death row convicts in 2012 Chhawla gang rape and murder case, has held that courts cannot punish accused on the b.....

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SC Sets Aside Order Which Declared One Accused of Kathua Rape-Murder Case as Juvenile(16.11.2022)

Supreme Court while setting aside the orders of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kathua and the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which held that one of the .....

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Allahabad HC Upholds Conviction of Man Who Rape 10 Year Old Girl 43 Years Ago(16.11.2022)

Allahabad High Court while upholding conviction of a man who raped a 10 year old girl in 1979 after finding the testimony of victim to be reliable, ha.....

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SC: Need to Consider Time needed for Rape Survivor to Come Out of Trauma(18.11.2022)

Supreme Court while cancelling bail granted to a rape accused has observed that time taken by a rape survivor to come out of trauma and shock needs to.....

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Telangana HC Issues Directions on Procedure for Recording Statements of Rape Victims(21.11.2022)

Telangana High Court has issued a circular containing instructions for Judicial Magistrates in the State on the procedure which they must follow while.....

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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 Dismisses Bilkis Bano's Review Petition Against Judgment Allowing Remission of Convicts'(19.12.2022)

Supreme Court has dismissed review petition filed by Bilkis Bano seeking review of judgment which held that Gujarat Government had the jurisdiction to.....

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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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Delhi HC Seeks Responses on Plea Seeking Details of Wrong Uploaded Photo of Hathras Rape Victim(19.04.2021)

Delhi High Court has sought the responses of the Centre and three social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter on a petition seeking details of.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Details of Wrong Uploaded Photo of Hathras Rape Victim

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Patna HC Registers Suo Moto Case Against Advocate Accused of Attempting to Rape Law Intern(12.01.2023)

Patna High Court has initiated a suo motu case against an advocate, named Niranjan Kumar who has been accused of attempting to rape a law student-inte.....

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Orissa HC: Version of Prosecutrix Need No Corroboration Can’t be Taken as a ‘Rigid Formula’(13.01.2023)

Orissa High Court while observing that it is too broad a generalization to hold that a woman would never speak which will be detrimental to her charac.....

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Madras HC Sets Aside Conviction of Youngster Who Allegedly Raped and Murdered a Minor(19.03.2021)

Madras High Court has set aside the conviction and death sentence imposed on a youngster for having allegedly raped and murdered a 13-year-old girl. T.....

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Allahabad HC Denies Relief to 5 Women Allegedly Involved in Filing False Rape Cases(19.01.2023)

Allahabad High Court has refused to quash FIR against and stay the arrest of 5 women members of alleged 'Nafisa Gang' which is allegedly involved in f.....

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