Laws regarding rape Current Affairs, GK & News
The Supreme Court of India had recently called for the ban on the two-finger test in rape cases. It had provided similar judgement nearly a decade ago. What did the SC Bench say? A bench having Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli recently made observations while overturning the acquittal of a rape accused in the ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
The Delhi High Court in a significant verdict that will have large implications on a large number of rape cases in India, said that marriage is not a “good enough” reason to quash an FIR for rape if both the offender and the victim decided to settle their dispute or got married. The High Court ..
Both the houses of parliament have approved the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography. Features of the Bill Penetrative Sexual Assault The 2012 act provided punishment of imprisonment ..
Topics: Assault • Capital punishment • Child sexual abuse • Child sexual abuse laws in India • Crime • Crimes against women • Human sexuality • Laws regarding child sexual abuse • Laws regarding rape • PCSOA 2012 • Penetrative Sexual Assault • POCSO Act • Sex crimes • Sexual assault
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs have distributed over 3,100 special kits SAECKs (Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits) to accomplish investigations into sexual assault cases among states and Union Territories. SAECKs can be used for collecting blood and semen samples and other evidence which can be used for investigation purpose. SAECKs will also help to ..
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below on December 4, 2017. With this, Madhya Pradesh has become the India’s first State where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows. The Capital punishment would be awarded to convicts under ..
Topics: Crimes • Crimes against women • Gang rape • Government of Madhya Pradesh • Laws regarding rape • Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly • Rape • Sexual misconduct • Violence against men • Violence against women • women
The Union Cabinet approved the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012, in Parliament to expand the reach of the legal offence of sexual assault to ensure more rigorous punishments for sexual offences including rape. What are the key amendments in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012? The Bill replaces the word ‘rape’ with the phrase ‘sexual ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012