Rape

Supreme Court rejects Curative Petitions filed over Nirbhaya Case: What are Curative Petitions?

On March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the curative petitions filed over Nirbhaya case. A Brief outlook In September 2013, a fast track court of Delhi found the defendants guilty and pronounced death penalty to those accused ..

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Manodhairya Scheme

The fund proposed for Maharashtra’s Manodhairya Scheme has more than halved from 2018-19 (80 crore INR) to 2019-20 (30 crore INR). Workings of the Scheme The Manodhairya Scheme is a victim compensation scheme introduced by the Maharashtra government. It provides ..

Eastern Zonal Council Meet to be held in Bhubaneswar

The Eastern Zonal Council meeting for the states of Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand is to be chaired by home Minister Amit Shah. The meeting is to discuss cases of rape against women, sexual offences, prevention of cattle smuggling ..

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The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 approved by Cabinet

On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill aims to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, 1971. The bill is to be introduced in the coming session of Parliament Highlights ..

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Law Ministry to set up fast track courts after data on POCSO from HCs

The data from the High Courts across the country say that more than 96% of 1,66,882 rape trials registered under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) are pending. After receiving the data, law ministry has drawn comprehensive plans ..

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Marriage not ‘good enough’ to quash rape FIR, says Delhi High Court

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 ..